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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Getting our arms around obesity

A working group this week at SFI takes on the complex social problem of obesity, as collaborators test and refine an agent-based model for a pilot intervention.

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Digital data for public health surveillance

A new paper, based on a 2014 meeting of international scientists and public health officials at the Santa Fe Institute, describes a path for integrating novel data streams into current public health surveillance systems .

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Innovation as search on a landscape of possibilities

Innovation might be understood as a search in a space of combinatorial possibilities. This week at SFI, a group of experts is seeking the origins of novelty, continuing to build a knowledge base that might lead to a theory of innovation.

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