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Researchers Look for Life's Lower Limits

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Investigating the lower bound of energy required for life helps us understand ecological constraints on other planetary bodies in our solar system as well as our own. In a new study, researchers analyze cellular processes across species and sizes of...
15-Feb-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Predicting Unpredictability: Information Theory Offers New Way to Read Ice Cores

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A new technique based in information theory promises to improve researchers' ability to interpret ice core samples and our understanding of the earth's climate history.
6-Dec-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

A Friend of a Friend Is…a Dense Network

Networks evolve in different ways depending how often "second neighbor," or friends of friends, connections occur.
1-Dec-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Suggestions for You: A Better, Faster Recommendation Algorithm

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Researchers suggest a better algorithm for digital recommendation systems that suggest songs, movies, or romantic partners for you.
30-Nov-2016 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study: When a Group Must Solve Hard Problems, It's Best to Design the Team Around Its Learning Style

What is the best way for a group to collaborate on solving a difficult problem? A new study finds that the answer depends on how that particular group learns.
11-Oct-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Medieval Cities Not So Different From Modern European Cities

Modern European cities and medieval cities share a population-density-to-area relationship, a new paper concludes – the latest research to find regularities in human settlement patterns across space and time.
11-Oct-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Powerful New Metric Quickly Reveals Network Structure at Multiple Scales

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Three researchers have devised a new network community detection technique that hopscotches over the limitations of other methods, revealing network structure at the microscopic, mesoscopic, and macroscopic levels quickly and simultaneously.
18-Aug-2016 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Replacing Ill Workers with Healthy Ones Accelerates Some Epidemics

When disease outbreaks occur, front-line workers become infected and healthy individuals take their places. Based on network models of this “human exchange,” researchers from the Santa Fe Institute and the University of Vermont find that...
1-Aug-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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