Archive: 04/23/2007

Lessons to be learned from society of robots

An Exeter political philosopher is embarking on an exciting project researching an artificial society of robots. As part of a team of academics from six universities, Robin Durie will be looking at how ‘artificial culture’ ...

Apr 23, 2007 3.9 / 5 (11) 0

Linguists doubt exception to universal grammar

Controversies in the field of linguistics seldom make headlines, which is why the current imbroglio over an alleged counterexample to Universal Grammar (UG), made famous in the 1960s by Noam Chomsky, MIT professor of linguistics, ...

Apr 23, 2007 4.3 / 5 (38) 0

Mosquito genes explain response to climate change

University of Oregon researchers studying mosquitoes have produced the first chromosomal map that shows regions of chromosomes that activate – and are apparently evolving – in animals in response to climate change.

Apr 23, 2007 4.5 / 5 (4) 0

How to manage forests in hurricane impact zones

Forest Service researchers have developed an adaptive strategy to help natural resource managers in the southeastern United States both prepare for and respond to disturbance from major hurricanes. In an article published ...

Apr 23, 2007 2.5 / 5 (2) 0