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Cooler computing through statistical physics?

Recent breakthroughs in the field of nonequilibrium statistical physics have revealed opportunities to advance the "thermodynamics of computation," a field that could have far-reaching consequences for how we understand, and engineer, our computers.
20-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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'Institution Shocks' Spotlight Effects of Changing Economic Institutions

Researchers analyzed new data on the Chilean elections of the 1970s to understand how economies react to institutional change.
1-May-2018 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

InterPlanetary Festival Announces June Lineup

Seamus Blackley, Cory Doctorow, Ashton Eaton, Kate Greene, Annalee Newitz, Scott Ross, Martine Rothblatt, Neal Stephenson, and Pete Worden among luminary panelists and performers to converge in Santa Fe June 7-8, 2018
1-May-2018 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Study Improves 'Crowd Wisdom' Estimates

In a new study published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, researchers Albert Kao (Harvard University), Andrew Berdahl (Santa Fe Institute), and their colleagues examined just how accurate our collective intelligence is and how...
13-Apr-2018 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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How Do Your FRIENDS Plan to Vote?

Most election polls take the political pulse of a state or nation by reaching out to citizens about their voting plans. Santa Fe Institute Professor Mirta Galesic says pollsters might also ask: how do your friends plan to vote?
22-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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When It Comes to Extinction Risk, Body Size Matters

Models for extinction risk are necessarily simple. Most reduce complex ecological systems to a linear relationship between resource density and population growth—something that can be broadly applied to infer how much resource loss a species can...
9-Feb-2018 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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How Living Systems Compute Solutions to Problems

No individual fish or bee or neuron has enough information by itself to solve a complex problem, but together they can accomplish amazing things. In research recently published in Science Advances, Eleanor Brush (University of Maryland), David...
16-Jan-2018 9:10 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Paradoxes in Microbial Economies

In a new paper in Nature Communications, three Santa Fe Institute researchers describe a trio of paradoxical dynamics that can arise in simple microbial economies. The work could be important for approaching engineered microbial communities and...
8-Nov-2017 5:00 PM EST Add to Favorites


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