For the past few years Geoffrey West, a physicist former president of SantaFe Institute has been calling for “a science of how city growth affects society and environment”.
After years of focusing on scalability of cities and urban environments, West, is now is bringing “some of the powerful techniques, ideas, and paradigms developed in physics over into the biological and social sciences”. (más…)
The future of human genetics will arrive when we understand how each gene in your DNA interacts with every other gene to form who you are. In order to get that understanding we’re going to need to sequence a huge number of genomes. And in order to sequence genomes we’re going to need (más…)
Colorado-based photographer-adventurer James Balog, of the Extreme Ice Survey, is working on a new series of time-lapse images of the ice and glaciers on Mount Everest. Slate obtained exclusive use of some of the earliest images from the project, including a video of the Khumbu Icefall, one of the most dramatic areas of glacial change over the past 50 years. The movement of glaciers (más…)20.05.2011
Diving under the Antarctic ice to get close to the much-feared leopard seal, photographer Paul Nicklen found an extraordinary new friend. Share his hilarious, passionate stories of the polar wonderlands, illustrated by glorious images of the animals who live on and under the (más…)
Assessing the state of anything, let alone the whole design profession, seems a daunting task today. But Tim Brown, the CEO of the design firm IDEO, and Michael Murphy, of MASS architects, got together to do just that at “State of Design” last month. Responding to questions by Metropolis editor-in-chief Susan Szenasy, they turned the tables on the audience by arguing, (más…)13.05.2011
El 27 de abril se conoce en Sudáfrica como el Día de la Libertad, y marca el aniversario en que este país se volvió una democracia. Este año 2011 la fiesta fue doble, ya que la autora sudafricana Lauren Beukes se llevó el premio Arthur C.Clarke, que distingue los mejores relatos de ciencia ficción (más…)