News tagged with computational complexity

Unraveling biological networks

A new approach to disentangling the complexities of biological networks, such as the way in which proteins interact in our body's cells has been developed by researchers in China. The team's algorithm could allow biologists ...

dateMar 05, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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Engineering a safer world

Innovations in software and technology are creating increasingly complex systems: cars that park themselves; medical devices that automatically deliver drugs; and smartphones with the computing power of desktop computers, ...

dateApr 24, 2012 in Engineering
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Predicting system crashes in nature and society

The world can deliver sudden and nasty shocks. Economies can crash, fisheries can collapse, and climates can pass tipping points. Providing early warning of such changes currently requires the collection of enormous and often ...

dateFeb 02, 2012 in Ecology
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Scientists find universal rules for food-web stability

The findings, published in this week's issue of Science, conclude that food-web stability is enhanced when many diverse predator-prey links connect high and intermediate trophic levels. The computations also reveal that small ...

dateAug 06, 2009 in Ecology
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