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SFI Community Lecture August 30: Human emotion and wearable tech

During an SFI Community Lecture on Tuesday evening, August 30, in Santa Fe, Rosalind Picard reveals some surprises she has discovered at the intersection of human emotion and wearable tech.

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Study: Religious acts are perceived as conveying prosocial intent

Whether it’s walking across hot coals or simply going to church on Sunday, people who participate in regular religious acts send a clear signal to others that they’re ready and willing to contribute to their communities, a new study suggests.

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Prediction: How good can we get?

Scientists are getting better at prediction, but there’s good reason to believe we will eventually bump up against some fundamental limits. A workshop at SFI asks where those limits might be.

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Powerful new metric quickly reveals network structure at multiple scales

Scientific Reports

Today, three researchers introduce a new method that reveals interesting and sometime surprising structures in networks, from power grids to the internet, at the micro, macro, and in-between scales.

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Electric vehicles could meet most driving needs across diverse US cities

Nature Energy

Most US drivers could perform their daily personal vehicle trips with an electric vehicle, according to a new model by SFI External Professor Jessika Trancik and colleagues.

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Apply now for the Omidyar Fellowship

The Omidyar Postdoctoral Fellowship program is looking for creative thinkers to spend two to three years at the Santa Fe Institute. Apply by October 30. Apply now.

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Audio: SFI's Krakauer on information, order, computation, & intelligence

On the popular podcast "Waking Up with Sam Harris," SFI President David Krakauer weighs in on whether your brain is an information processor. It is, he says, because it converts disorder to order.

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Enroll now for the Dynamics and Chaos MOOC with David Feldman

SFI's free online course, Introduction to Dynamical Systems and Chaos with College of the Atlantic professor David Feldman, begins July 5. Topics to be covered include: phase space, bifurcations, chaos, the butterfly effect, strange attractors, and pattern formation.

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Register now for SFI's new short course: Exploring Complexity in Health and Medicine

The Santa Fe Institute is accepting registrations for its newest short course, Exploring Complexity in Health and Medicine, October 12-14 in Santa Fe. NEW: CME credits available.

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Register now for SFI's new short course: Exploring Complexity in Innovation and Invention, Sept. 21-23, Austin. TX

During a three-day SFI short course September 21-23 in Austin, TX, participants will explore the frontiers of innovation research. 

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