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FuturICT project wants science to catch up with the speed at which new problems and opportunities are arising in our changing world as consequences of globalization, technological, demographic and environmental change, and make a contribution to strengthening our societies' adaptiveness, resilience, and sustainability. The FuturICT project will do so by developing new scientific approaches and combining these with the best established methods in areas like multi-scale computer modeling, social supercomputing, large-scale data mining and participatory platforms. To learn more about the FuturICT, download overview documents below or see more here.Download: FuturICT Project Summary Download: FuturICT Outline

Answering the Two Most-Asked Questions About the Internet of Everything #IoE Since Cisco began discussing the Internet of Everything (IoE) last year, two questions have arisen consistently: 1) What is the difference between IoE and the Internet of Things (IoT)? According to Cisco, IoE brings together people (humans), process (manages the way people, data, and things work together), data (rich information), and things (inanimate objects and devices) to make networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before—turning information into actions that create new capabilities, richer experiences, and unprecedented economic opportunity for businesses, individuals, and countries.

How Google's self-driving cars see the world, think Terminator One of the most recognizable visual tropes of science fiction is Terminator vision, a red-tinted, data overlay view that is meant to illustrate what the killer robot is seeing as its hunts its human prey. Now one of Silicon Valley's leading techies has posted what could be considered the visual equivalent for Google's much talked about self-driving cars . Gross, the long-time head of technology incubator Idealab , the organization behind a wide range of tech companies, posted the visual to his Twitter account earlier today. Accompanying the visual, Gross wrote, "Google's Self-Driving Car gathers almost 1GB per SECOND. Here's what it 'sees' making a left turn…"

Essential Resources: Multivariate, network and qualitative visualisations This is part of a series of posts to share with readers a useful collection of some of the most important, effective and practical data visualisation resources. This post presents the data visualisation tools that support the analysis and presentation of complex and multivariate data, including qualitative. Please note, I may not have personally used all the packages or tools presented but have seen sufficient evidence of their value from other sources.

World citizen World Citizen flag by Garry Davis Albert Einstein described himself as a world citizen and supported the idea throughout his life,[3] famously saying "Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind Randall D. Beer Dr. Paul Williams Research Interests My primary research interest is in understanding how coordinated behavior arises from the dynamical interaction of an animal's nervous system, its body and its environment. Admin beware: Attack hitting Apache websites is invisible to the naked eye Ongoing exploits infecting tens of thousands of reputable sites running the Apache Web server have only grown more powerful and stealthy since Ars first reported on them four weeks ago. Researchers have now documented highly sophisticated features that make these exploits invisible without the use of special forensic detection methods. Linux/Cdorked.A, as the backdoor has been dubbed, turns Apache-run websites into platforms that surreptitiously expose visitors to powerful malware attacks. According to a blog post published Friday by researchers from antivirus provider Eset, virtually all traces of the backdoor are stored in the shared memory of an infected server, making it extremely hard for administrators to know their machine has been hacked.

'Globals' Generation Focuses On Experience hide captionJennifer Larr (center) is seen here in Rwanda at the Gashora Girls Academy, where she was a teacher in 2011. Larr is part of a new generation of young adults focusing on travel, studying abroad and global experiences. Courtesy of Jennifer Larr Jennifer Larr (center) is seen here in Rwanda at the Gashora Girls Academy, where she was a teacher in 2011. Larr is part of a new generation of young adults focusing on travel, studying abroad and global experiences. Jennifer Larr has the itch to go abroad. I485/I585: Biologically Inspired Computing Biological organisms cope with the demands of their environments using solutions quite unlike the traditional human-engineered approaches to problem solving. Biological systems tend to be adaptive, reactive, and distributed. Bio-inspired computing is a field devoted to tackling complex problems using computational methods modeled after design principles encountered in nature. This course is strongly grounded on the foundations of complex systems and theoretical biology. It aims at a deep understanding of the distributed architectures of natural complex systems, and how those can be used to produce informatics tools with enhanced robustness, scalability, flexibility and which can interface more effectively with humans. It is a multi-disciplinary field strongly based on biology, complexity, computer science, informatics, cognitive science, robotics, and cybernetics.

How EVE Online builds emotion out of its strict in-game economy In the early days of EVE Online, CCP Games CTO Hilmar Veigar Petursson found himself with a dilemma. He had borrowed a higher-end ship from a friend, promising to use it to mine for their mutual benefit. During a bathroom break, though, he came back to find his auto-mining ship had been destroyed, a result of his carelessly forgetting to modify the in-game safety settings correctly. At first, he was distraught over betraying his friend’s trust. Global citizenship In broad usage, the term global citizenship has much the same meaning as world citizen. The term also has additional, specialized senses in differing contexts, particularly in education and political philosophy. Definition[edit]