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Complex systems made simple

Just as the name implies, complex systems are difficult to tease apart. An organism's genome, a bio­chem­ical reac­tion, or even a social network all contain many interdependent components—and changing any one of them ...

Feb 18, 2013 4.5 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast

Folding funnels key to biomimicry

(Phys.org)—Proteins are able to self-assemble into a wide range of highly ordered structures that feature a diverse array of properties. Through biomimicry - technological innovation inspired by nature ...

Oct 31, 2012 not rated yet 0 | with audio podcast

Simplicity and quantum complexity

Simulations of reality would require less memory on a quantum computer than on a classical computer, new research from scientists at the University of Bristol, published in Nature Communications, has shown.

May 04, 2012 4.5 / 5 (8) 11 | with audio podcast

Sperm can count

The speed at which the calcium concentration in the cell changes controls the swimming behavior of sperm. They can calculate the calcium dynamics and react accordingly.

Mar 07, 2012 4 / 5 (1) 1 | with audio podcast