A science of city skylines?

Articles in CityLab and MIT Technology Review highlight new SFI research on metropolitan buildings, population size, innovation, and a city’s carbon footprint.

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Adapting to adaptations

A new paper by SFI External Professor Juan Pérez-Mercader and colleague Matthew Egbert addresses the puzzle of how organisms regulate and respond to their own adaptations.

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Designing difficult problems

Computer scientists study optimization because algorithms can do heavy computational lifting. The ideal algorithm identities the best strategy and proves that no others are better.

 
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Money and currency: Past, present, and future

Money is a form of communication that allows for the operation of fundamental structuring processes in an economy – including at one end the invisible hand of the market and at the other end the regulatory powers of government.

 
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