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August 20, 2014

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7:01 AM | Drought-Stricken California Town Struggles to Keep the Water Flowing
From heavy machinery to hand-held flour sifters, this town is pulling out all the stops to save its water.

August 19, 2014

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7:54 PM | USA Science & Engineering Festival Announces 2016 Event Dates and Plans for Expanded Outreach
The USA Science & Engineering Festival is proud to announce the return of Lockheed Martin as its 2016 Founding and Presenting Host and expanded outreach activities to engage our nation’s youth in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). “The USA Science & Engineering Festival provides an essential introduction and gateway to the exciting world of STEM,”…
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11:50 AM | Dagli equilibri di Nash ai comportamenti collettivi
Quando ho condiviso il tweet qui sotto, non mi ero reso ancora conto del nome che avevo appena letto, eppure avrebbe dovuto suonarmi un campanello nella testa. Continuano i riconoscimenti internazionali per la #matematica dell'Universita' della #Calabria pic.twitter.com/JHIWaVlVGu— Gianluigi Filippelli (@ulaulaman) August 18, 2014Poi dopo è successo che sono andato a ricontrollare (che poi i campanelli magari suonano e semplicemente la suoneria è così bassa che non la […]

Nash, J. (1950). Equilibrium points in n-person games, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 36 (1) 48-49. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.36.1.48

Nash J. (1951). Non-Cooperative Games, The Annals of Mathematics, 54 (2) 286-295. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/1969529

Gottlob G., Greco G. & Scarcello F. (2003). Pure Nash equilibria, Proceedings of the 9th conference on Theoretical aspects of rationality and knowledge - TARK '03, 215-230. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/846241.846269

Greco, G. & Scarcello, F. (2009). On the complexity of constrained Nash equilibria in graphical games, Theoretical Computer Science, 410 (38-40) 3901-3924. DOI: 10.1016/j.tcs.2009.05.030

Goldstone, R. & Janssen, M. (2005). Computational models of collective behavior, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 9 (9) 424-430. DOI: 10.1016/j.tics.2005.07.009

Beni G. (1993). Swarm Intelligence in Cellular Robotic Systems, Robots and Biological Systems: Towards a New Bionics?, NATO ASI Series Volume 102 703-712. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-58069-7_38

Bonabeau E., Dorigo M. & Theraulaz G. (2000). Inspiration for optimization from social insect behaviour, Nature, 406 (6791) 39-42. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/35017500

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11:50 AM | Dagli equilibri di Nash ai comportamenti collettivi
Quando ho condiviso il tweet qui sotto, non mi ero reso ancora conto del nome che avevo appena letto, eppure avrebbe dovuto suonarmi un campanello nella testa. Continuano i riconoscimenti internazionali per la #matematica dell'Universita' della #Calabria pic.twitter.com/JHIWaVlVGu— Gianluigi Filippelli (@ulaulaman) August 18, 2014Poi dopo è successo che sono andato a ricontrollare (che poi i campanelli magari suonano e semplicemente la suoneria è così bassa che non la […]

Nash, J. (1950). Equilibrium points in n-person games, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 36 (1) 48-49. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.36.1.48

Nash J. (1951). Non-Cooperative Games, The Annals of Mathematics, 54 (2) 286-295. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/1969529

Gottlob G., Greco G. & Scarcello F. (2003). Pure Nash equilibria, Proceedings of the 9th conference on Theoretical aspects of rationality and knowledge - TARK '03, 215-230. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/846241.846269

Greco, G. & Scarcello, F. (2009). On the complexity of constrained Nash equilibria in graphical games, Theoretical Computer Science, 410 (38-40) 3901-3924. DOI: 10.1016/j.tcs.2009.05.030

Goldstone, R. & Janssen, M. (2005). Computational models of collective behavior, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 9 (9) 424-430. DOI: 10.1016/j.tics.2005.07.009

Beni G. (1993). Swarm Intelligence in Cellular Robotic Systems, Robots and Biological Systems: Towards a New Bionics?, NATO ASI Series Volume 102 703-712. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-58069-7_38

Bonabeau E., Dorigo M. & Theraulaz G. (2000). Inspiration for optimization from social insect behaviour, Nature, 406 (6791) 39-42. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/35017500

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11:50 AM | Dagli equilibri di Nash ai comportamenti collettivi
Quando ho condiviso il tweet qui sotto, non mi ero reso ancora conto del nome che avevo appena letto, eppure avrebbe dovuto suonarmi un campanello nella testa. Continuano i riconoscimenti internazionali per la #matematica dell'Universita' della #Calabria pic.twitter.com/JHIWaVlVGu— Gianluigi Filippelli (@ulaulaman) August 18, 2014Poi dopo è successo che sono andato a ricontrollare (che poi i campanelli magari suonano e semplicemente la suoneria è così bassa che non la […]

Nash, J. (1950). Equilibrium points in n-person games, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 36 (1) 48-49. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.36.1.48

Nash J. (1951). Non-Cooperative Games, The Annals of Mathematics, 54 (2) 286-295. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/1969529

Gottlob G., Greco G. & Scarcello F. (2003). Pure Nash equilibria, Proceedings of the 9th conference on Theoretical aspects of rationality and knowledge - TARK '03, 215-230. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/846241.846269

Greco, G. & Scarcello, F. (2009). On the complexity of constrained Nash equilibria in graphical games, Theoretical Computer Science, 410 (38-40) 3901-3924. DOI: 10.1016/j.tcs.2009.05.030

Goldstone, R. & Janssen, M. (2005). Computational models of collective behavior, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 9 (9) 424-430. DOI: 10.1016/j.tics.2005.07.009

Beni G. (1993). Swarm Intelligence in Cellular Robotic Systems, Robots and Biological Systems: Towards a New Bionics?, NATO ASI Series Volume 102 703-712. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-58069-7_38

Bonabeau E., Dorigo M. & Theraulaz G. (2000). Inspiration for optimization from social insect behaviour, Nature, 406 (6791) 39-42. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/35017500

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11:50 AM | Dagli equilibri di Nash ai comportamenti collettivi
Quando ho condiviso il tweet qui sotto, non mi ero reso ancora conto del nome che avevo appena letto, eppure avrebbe dovuto suonarmi un campanello nella testa. Continuano i riconoscimenti internazionali per la #matematica dell'Universita' della #Calabria pic.twitter.com/JHIWaVlVGu— Gianluigi Filippelli (@ulaulaman) August 18, 2014Poi dopo è successo che sono andato a ricontrollare (che poi i campanelli magari suonano e semplicemente la suoneria è così bassa che non la […]

Nash, J. (1950). Equilibrium points in n-person games, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 36 (1) 48-49. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.36.1.48

Nash J. (1951). Non-Cooperative Games, The Annals of Mathematics, 54 (2) 286-295. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/1969529

Gottlob G., Greco G. & Scarcello F. (2003). Pure Nash equilibria, Proceedings of the 9th conference on Theoretical aspects of rationality and knowledge - TARK '03, 215-230. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/846241.846269

Greco, G. & Scarcello, F. (2009). On the complexity of constrained Nash equilibria in graphical games, Theoretical Computer Science, 410 (38-40) 3901-3924. DOI: 10.1016/j.tcs.2009.05.030

Goldstone, R. & Janssen, M. (2005). Computational models of collective behavior, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 9 (9) 424-430. DOI: 10.1016/j.tics.2005.07.009

Beni G. (1993). Swarm Intelligence in Cellular Robotic Systems, Robots and Biological Systems: Towards a New Bionics?, NATO ASI Series Volume 102 703-712. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-58069-7_38

Bonabeau E., Dorigo M. & Theraulaz G. (2000). Inspiration for optimization from social insect behaviour, Nature, 406 (6791) 39-42. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/35017500

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August 18, 2014

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5:21 PM | We can Build it Better: The First Artificial Cell Network
  How does the old saying go? Imitation, is the sincerest form of flattery? Well that is what we’ve been trying to do for a very long time, but mimicking the […]

Karzbrun E, Tayar AM, Noireaux V & Bar-Ziv RH (2014). Programmable on-chip DNA compartments as artificial cells., Science (New York, N.Y.), 345 (6198) 829-32. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25124443

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5:21 PM | We can Build it Better: The First Artificial Cell Network
  How does the old saying go? Imitation, is the sincerest form of flattery? Well that is what we’ve been trying to do for a very long time, but mimicking the […]

Karzbrun E, Tayar AM, Noireaux V & Bar-Ziv RH (2014). Programmable on-chip DNA compartments as artificial cells., Science (New York, N.Y.), 345 (6198) 829-32. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25124443

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5:21 PM | We can Build it Better: The First Artificial Cell Network
  How does the old saying go? Imitation, is the sincerest form of flattery? Well that is what we’ve been trying to do for a very long time, but mimicking the […]

Karzbrun E, Tayar AM, Noireaux V & Bar-Ziv RH (2014). Programmable on-chip DNA compartments as artificial cells., Science (New York, N.Y.), 345 (6198) 829-32. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25124443

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5:21 PM | We can Build it Better: The First Artificial Cell Network
  How does the old saying go? Imitation, is the sincerest form of flattery? Well that is what we’ve been trying to do for a very long time, but mimicking the […]

Karzbrun E, Tayar AM, Noireaux V & Bar-Ziv RH (2014). Programmable on-chip DNA compartments as artificial cells., Science (New York, N.Y.), 345 (6198) 829-32. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25124443

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5:21 PM | We can Build it Better: The First Artificial Cell Network
  How does the old saying go? Imitation, is the sincerest form of flattery? Well that is what we’ve been trying to do for a very long time, but mimicking the […]

Karzbrun E, Tayar AM, Noireaux V & Bar-Ziv RH (2014). Programmable on-chip DNA compartments as artificial cells., Science (New York, N.Y.), 345 (6198) 829-32. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25124443

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5:21 PM | We can Build it Better: The First Artificial Cell Network
  How does the old saying go? Imitation, is the sincerest form of flattery? Well that is what we’ve been trying to do for a very long time, but mimicking the […]

Karzbrun E, Tayar AM, Noireaux V & Bar-Ziv RH (2014). Programmable on-chip DNA compartments as artificial cells., Science (New York, N.Y.), 345 (6198) 829-32. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25124443

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5:21 PM | We can Build it Better: The First Artificial Cell Network
  How does the old saying go? Imitation, is the sincerest form of flattery? Well that is what we’ve been trying to do for a very long time, but mimicking the […]

Karzbrun E, Tayar AM, Noireaux V & Bar-Ziv RH (2014). Programmable on-chip DNA compartments as artificial cells., Science (New York, N.Y.), 345 (6198) 829-32. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25124443

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August 15, 2014

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11:00 AM | Dream This Up: Structures Meld Art and Design
The 2014 Structural Awards is an annual design awards that celebrates the marriage of art and engineering.

August 12, 2014

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2:13 PM | Rapid reviewing
I was on a trip this weekend and forgot that I had agreed to review a conference paper.  Not a problem, though, because once I got the reminder, I figured I’d still have plenty of time.  Except there was a problem: when I got home from my trip, I realized that the review was due […]
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2:00 PM | From Squalor to Shiitakes: the World's First Biocellar
Lots of people are experimenting with ways to deal with urban blight. In this new video from QUEST Ohio, watch how one man is turning an abandoned house into what could be the world’s first “biocellar.”
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11:00 AM | Researchers Roll Out Free Software To Advance Computer Chip Design
Engineering researchers have developed new software, called FreePDK15, to facilitate chip design – and are making it freely available in order to foster new research focused on pushing the frontiers of computer technology. “State-of-the-art transistors are now 15 nanometers (nm) long, and you can fit a billion of those transistors on a single chip,” says

August 10, 2014

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7:05 PM | State of the Art Bridge: A Failed Engineer Comic
Introducing the Failed Engineer… It was about that time that the failed engineer decided to rethink the new lookout tower position. Special thanks to my wife, for believing me when […]

August 08, 2014

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6:15 PM | Robot origami: Watch a flat sheet fold itself into a bot, go for a walk
A self-assembling robot designed using software meant for origami.
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2:45 PM | Self-Assembling Robots Are Here, And They Are Awesome
Researchers from Harvard, MIT, and Cornell have collaborated to create what is arguagly the first real-world Transformer. Inspired by the Japanese art of origami, the team's folding robot can rearrange in minutes from a flat-packed sheet into a strong, motile, structurally complex body plan – without any help from human hands. Read more...

August 07, 2014

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5:13 PM | Paid Interns Only.
I don’t accept unpaid interns. MECMC is a teaching hospital, and it is affiliated with VFU, a major university with a prominent medical college. Just down the way there is UHR, another fine school with a well-respected school of medicine, and school of nursing. Vast swarms of undergrads at both institutions are, like just about […]

August 06, 2014

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9:20 PM | Scientists Recover Speech From Silent Video Of A Vibrating Bag of Chips
So this is incredible. Researchers led by MIT computer scientist Abe Davis have developed an algorithm that can reconstruct intelligible music and speech from video footage of things like plants and potato chip bags by analyzing the patterns of their otherwise imperceptible vibrations. Read more...
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5:18 PM | How your smartphone can tell you if meat is tainted
Digging around in the back of your fridge can sometimes uncover a cornucopia of forgotten tasty nuggets (like cheese that has had extra time to ‘mature’ or even actual nuggets), but sometimes you’ll come across a potential dilemma: the Russian-roulette meat. You bought it on impulse while it was on special offer at the supermarket,…

Liang P.S., Park T.S. & Yoon J.Y. (2014). Rapid and reagentless detection of microbial contamination within meat utilizing a smartphone-based biosensor., Scientific reports, 4 PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25092261

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9:01 AM | Stuff Matters by Mark Miodownik | book review | @GrrlScientist
This book uses chemistry, history, psychology and good old fashioned storytelling to explore the nature of the materials that compose ordinary stuff, prompting readers to view the most common objects with newfound appreciation. Most of us don't even think about all the "stuff" that populates our lives -- until we trip over something. As a teenager, Mark Miodownik started out much like all of us, until a stranger on the tube slashed through five layers of his clothing with a razor blade that was […]

August 05, 2014

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4:45 PM | Roman Road Reveals Oldest Potholes
Some ancient road hazards are unearthed at Romano-British settlementm outside of Exeter, U.K. Continue reading →
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4:45 PM | Roman Road Reveals Oldest Potholes
Some ancient road hazards are unearthed at Romano-British settlementm outside of Exeter, U.K. Continue reading →
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9:44 AM | What does Ebola have to do with engineering?
By Aadita Chaudhury and Sri Ray-Chauduri Technology & Engineering subject editors Chances are you’ve heard about Ebola outbreak that has gripped several west African nations. The outcomes of Ebola are far more severe than similar diseases that claim far more lives each year, and the fatality rate is much higher than others such as cholera, typhoid, and dysentery. However, the rate of infection of Ebola is relatively low, and is most easily spread by coming into contact with the bodily […]

August 04, 2014

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6:12 PM | I read this by accident. How to engineer your own virus and Ebola resistance.
Most people read science by accident. You’re online – browsing Reddit, reading news spastically on Twitter, or Stumbling. All of a sudden – BAM! HIV-Killing condoms. The Chemistry of Farts. What’s happening to me, I don’t read science. Oh wait, this is pretty cool… That’s right, “happenstance plays a key role in how people stumble across science news online.” In fact, in a 2006 Pew Internet and American Life Project study, John Horrigan […]
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6:12 PM | I read this by accident. How to engineer your own virus and Ebola resistance.
Most people read science by accident. You’re online – browsing Reddit, reading news spastically on Twitter, or Stumbling. All of a sudden – BAM! HIV-Killing condoms. The Chemistry of Farts. What’s happening to me, I don’t read science. Oh wait, this is pretty cool… That’s right, “happenstance plays a key role in how people stumble across science news online.” In fact, in a 2006 Pew Internet and American Life Project study, John Horrigan […]
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6:12 PM | I read this by accident. How to engineer your own virus and Ebola resistance.
Most people read science by accident. You’re online – browsing Reddit, reading news spastically on Twitter, or Stumbling. All of a sudden – BAM! HIV-Killing condoms. The Chemistry of Farts. What’s happening to me, I don’t read science. Oh wait, this is pretty cool… That’s right, “happenstance plays a key role in how people stumble across science news online.” In fact, in a 2006 Pew Internet and American Life Project study, John Horrigan […]
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