Archive: 17/11/2010

How wise are crowds?

The rise of the Internet has sparked a fascination with what The New Yorker’s financial writer James Surowiecki called, in a book of the same name, "The wisdom of crowds": The idea that aggregating or averaging the imperfect, ...

dateNov 17, 2010 in Economics & Business
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Navigating underwater using spiral sound

With the increased use of underwater robotics in both Navy and commercial applications, underwater navigation becomes more and more important. As researchers attempt to make these vehicles smaller and less expensive, simple ...

dateNov 17, 2010 in Engineering
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The conditional Homo cooperativus

A postdoc from ETH Zurich has been conducting research to find solutions to cooperation dilemmas. His recent field research in the Bale Mountains of Ethiopia reveals that the degree of voluntary cooperation along with costly ...

dateNov 17, 2010 in Social Sciences
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