Peak Urbanism, Future Cities and Climate

Over half the global population is already urban, and the UN expect this share to continue rising [[UN 2014]] (http://esa.un.org/unpd/wup/default.aspx). Not only are cities already responsible for about 70% of global CO2, but their concentration... continue reading

Cancer cell nuclear expulsion: a possible mechanism of survival, and metastasis capability.

A very interesting and novel experiment was carried out by Florina Bojin et al Wiley. Constructing on this published work, I propose a novel survival mechanism of the cancer cell,... continue reading

Great stock or climate change indicator?

I propose to gather a collection of sock price histories and various indicators of climate change (temperatures, CO2 levels, etc.) and anonymize their labels. These would be used to create a game or prediction market so that the players would be... continue reading

The Intrapersonal Collective Action Problem

As economist Thomas Schelling astutely points out in his paper Egonomics or the Art of Self-Management (1978), people are often conflicted in their decision-making by current satisfaction and long-term goals. Since these goals are contrary, it is... continue reading

Publication of conference lightning talks in scientific journals shown on a exemplary lightning talk about nomograms

Lightning Talks have become a popular format at conferences. Within five minutes, a topic is presented that meets scientific standards. In this time, information can be presented that is also contained in papers. In many scientific fields,... continue reading

Stage Structured Hybrid Model for Complex Systems Modelling

Stochasticity and spatial distribution of pathogens play a critical role in determining the outcome of an infection. 1 in a million immune system cells are specific to a particular pathogen. The serendipitous encounter of rare immune system cells... continue reading

Betting on Conspiracies?

Was 9/11 an inside job? Did Lee Harvey Oswald act alone? Was the U.S. presidential election of 2020 stolen? I propose a Conspiracy Theory Betting Market to resolve these questions. That is, instead of trying to censor social media platforms or... continue reading

Test stored blood samples for COVID-19 antibodies

Blood samples that were taken in Italy during the period September 2019 to March 2020 have been tested for COVID-19 antibodies, with as many as 10% of patients testing positive for COVID-19 in spite of those samples pre-dating widespread infection... continue reading

The Journal of Competitive Programming

Competitive Programming (CP) or Sports Programming is solving well-defined problem statements abiding by time and memory constraints with the help of sandboxed environments on... continue reading

O mimetismo em sala de aula, solução para ensino e aprendizagem

Quando nos deitamos sobre a questão da aprendizagem damos com vários bloqueios, quer nos métodos ou sistemas que estão sendo usados salas de aulas pelo mundo. Teóricos buscam e desenvolvem implicitamente pesquisas e técnicas a cada novo momento... continue reading

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