New Horizons in Evolution Book

New Horizons in Evolution

  • Author : Solomon P. Wasser
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2021-07-30
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 382
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323907538

New Horizons in Evolution Excerpt :

New Horizons in Evolution is a compendium of the latest research, analyses, and theories of evolutionary biology. Chapters are collected from the international symposium held by the Board of Governors of the University of Haifa to honor Dr. Eviatar Nevo, founder and director of the Institute of Evolution. This book includes material written by top global scientists. Such detailed summaries and recent advances include topics like genomics, epigenetics, evolutionary theory, and the evolution of cancer. This book analyzes evolutionary biology of animals, such as lizards and subterranean mammals. It also discusses agricultural evolution, specifically the vital wheat crop in various climates and locations. Each chapter contributes the most up-to-date knowledge of evolution’s role in speciation, adaptation, and regulation. New Horizons in Evolution is a valuable resource for researchers involved in evolution, evolutionary biology, and evolutionary theory. Advanced undergraduate and graduate students in evolutionary biology courses will also find this useful due to the high expertise level and latest knowledge available through this resource. Examines the evolution of species in extreme conditions Discusses the role of evolution in medicine and cancer research Features the latest data and advances in evolution theory

New Horizons in Evolutionary Robotics Book

New Horizons in Evolutionary Robotics

  • Author : Stéphane Doncieux
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2011-02-17
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642182716

New Horizons in Evolutionary Robotics Excerpt :

Evolutionary Algorithms (EAs) now provide mature optimization tools that have successfully been applied to many problems, from designing antennas to complete robots, and provided many human-competitive results. In robotics, the integration of EAs within the engineer’s toolbox made tremendous progress in the last 20 years and proposes new methods to address challenging problems in various setups: modular robotics, swarm robotics, robotics with non-conventional mechanics (e.g. high redundancy, dynamic motion, multi-modality), etc. This book takes its roots in the workshop on "New Horizons in Evolutionary Design of Robots" that brought together researchers from Computer Science and Robotics during the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS-2009) in Saint Louis (USA). This book features extended contributions from the workshop, thus providing various examples of current problems and applications, with a special emphasis on the link between Computer Science and Robotics. It also provides a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to Evolutionary Robotics after 20 years of maturation as well as thoughts and considerations from several major actors in the field. This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the current trends and challenges in Evolutionary Robotics for the next decade.

The Pluto System After New Horizons Book

The Pluto System After New Horizons

  • Author : S. Alan Stern
  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Release Date : 2021-08-10
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 683
  • ISBN 10 : 9780816540945

The Pluto System After New Horizons Excerpt :

Once perceived as distant, cold, dark, and seemingly unknowable, Pluto had long been marked as the farthest and most unreachable frontier for solar system exploration. The Pluto System After New Horizons is the benchmark research compendium for synthesizing our understanding of the Pluto system. This volume reviews the work of researchers who have spent the last five years assimilating the data returned from New Horizons and the first full scientific synthesis of this fascinating system.

Black Holes Book

Black Holes

  • Author : Sean Alan Hayward
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2013-03-08
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9789814425711

Black Holes Excerpt :

Black holes, once just fascinating theoretical predictions of how gravity warps space-time according to Einstein's theory, are now generally accepted as astrophysical realities, formed by post-supernova collapse, or as supermassive black holes mysteriously found at the cores of most galaxies, powering active galactic nuclei, the most powerful objects in the universe. Theoretical understanding has progressed in recent decades with a wider realization that local concepts should characterize black holes, rather than the global concepts found in textbooks. In particular, notions such as trapping horizon allow physically meaningful quantities and equations, describing how a black hole evolves. This has led to discoveries in fields as diverse as classical and numerical general relativity, differential geometry, thermodynamics, quantum field theory, and quantum gravity. There is heretofore no one volume which covers all the main aspects, so this volume collects together summaries and recent research, each chapter written by an expert or experts in a given field. This is intended for readers at a graduate level upwards, who wish to learn about the wide range of research concerning black holes. Contents:An Introduction to Local Black Hole Horizons in the 3+1 Approach to General Relativity (José Luis Jaramillo)Physical Aspects of Quasi-Local Black Hole Horizons (Alex B Nielsen)On Uniqueness Results for Static, Asymptotically Flat Initial Data Containing MOTS (Alberto Carrasco and Marc Mars)Horizons in the Near-Equilibrium Regime (Ivan Booth)Isolated Horizons in Classical and Quantum Gravity (Jonathan Engle and Tomáš Liko)Quantum Thermometers in Stationary Space-Times with Horizons (Sergio Zerbini)Relativistic Thermodynamics (Sean A Hayward)Trapped Surfaces (J M M Senovilla)Some Examples of Trapped Surfaces (I Bengtsson) Readership: Professional physicists and mathematicians. Keywords:Black HolesKey Features:Each chapter is written by an expert or experts on a given topic,

Evolutionary Humanoid Robotics Book

Evolutionary Humanoid Robotics

  • Author : Malachy Eaton
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-02-02
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9783662445990

Evolutionary Humanoid Robotics Excerpt :

This book examines how two distinct strands of research on autonomous robots, evolutionary robotics and humanoid robot research, are converging. The book will be valuable for researchers and postgraduate students working in the areas of evolutionary robotics and bio-inspired computing.

New Horizons in Chinese Linguistics Book

New Horizons in Chinese Linguistics

  • Author : C-T James Huang
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 394
  • ISBN 10 : 9789400916081

New Horizons in Chinese Linguistics Excerpt :

The past decade and a half has witnessed a great deal of renewed interest in the study of Chinese linguistics, not only in the traditional areas of philological studies and in theoretically oriented areas of syn chronic grammar and language change but also in the cultivation of new frontiers in related areas of the cognitive sciences. There is a significant increase in the number of students studying one area or another of the linguistic structure of Chinese in various linguistic programs in the United States, Europe, Australia and in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, and other parts of Asia. Several new academic departments devoted to the study of linguistics have been established in Taiwan and Hong Kong in the past few years. The increasing research and study activities have also resulted in a number of national and international conferences, including the North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL), which has been held annually in the United States; the International Symposium on Chinese Languages and Linguistics (IsCLL), which has had its fourth meeting since it was launched by Academia Sinica in Taiwan in 1990; the International Association of Chinese Linguistics (lACL), created in Singapore in 1992 and now incorporated in Irvine, California, which has held its annual meetings at major institutions in Asia, Europe, and the US.

Achievements of the National Plant Genome Initiative and New Horizons in Plant Biology Book

Achievements of the National Plant Genome Initiative and New Horizons in Plant Biology

  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2008-04-20
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309114189

Achievements of the National Plant Genome Initiative and New Horizons in Plant Biology Excerpt :

Life on Earth would be impossible without plants. Humans rely on plants for most clothing, furniture, food, as well as for many pharmaceuticals and other products. Plant genome sciences are essential to understanding how plants function and how to develop desirable plant characteristics. For example, plant genomic science can contribute to the development of plants that are drought-resistant, those that require less fertilizer, and those that are optimized for conversion to fuels such as ethanol and biodiesel. The National Plant Genome Initiative (NPGI) is a unique, cross-agency funding enterprise that has been funding and coordinating plant genome research successfully for nine years. Research breakthroughs from NPGI and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Arabidopsis 2010 Project, such as how the plant immune system controls pathogen defense, demonstrate that the plant genome science community is vibrant and capable of driving technological advancement. This book from the National Research Council concludes that these programs should continue so that applied programs on agriculture, bioenergy, and others will always be built on a strong foundation of fundamental plant biology research.

Introduction to Evolutionary Computing Book

Introduction to Evolutionary Computing

  • Author : A.E. Eiben
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-07-01
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN 10 : 9783662448748

Introduction to Evolutionary Computing Excerpt :

The overall structure of this new edition is three-tier: Part I presents the basics, Part II is concerned with methodological issues, and Part III discusses advanced topics. In the second edition the authors have reorganized the material to focus on problems, how to represent them, and then how to choose and design algorithms for different representations. They also added a chapter on problems, reflecting the overall book focus on problem-solvers, a chapter on parameter tuning, which they combined with the parameter control and "how-to" chapters into a methodological part, and finally a chapter on evolutionary robotics with an outlook on possible exciting developments in this field. The book is suitable for undergraduate and graduate courses in artificial intelligence and computational intelligence, and for self-study by practitioners and researchers engaged with all aspects of bioinspired design and optimization.

Artificial Evolution Book

Artificial Evolution

  • Author : Pierre Collet
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2010-07-06
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 207
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642141553

Artificial Evolution Excerpt :

The LNCS series reports state-of-the-art results in computer science reserch, development, and education, at a high level and in both printed and electronic form. Enjoying light cooperation with the R&D community, with numerous individuals, as well as with prestigious organizations and societies, LNCS has grown into the most comprehensive computer science research forum available. The scope of LNCS, including its subseries LNAI and LNBI, spans the whole range of computer science and information technology including interdisciplinary topics in a variety of application fields. In parallel to the printed book, each new volume is published electronically in LNCS Online.

New Horizons in Theology Book

New Horizons in Theology

  • Author : Terrence W. Tilley
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2015-03-04
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498220958

New Horizons in Theology Excerpt :

To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the College Theology Society, these original essays explore how theology has changed over the previous fifty years, theological concerns on the horizon today, and approaches to teaching theology appropriate for the twenty-first century. Contributors include: Elizabeth A. Johnson Joseph A. Komonchak Norbert Rigali J. Matthew Ashley Elizabeth T. Groppe Michael Horace Barnes Steven R. Harmon Colleen M. Mallon Anne M. Clifford Sally Kenel Randall Jay Woodard Sandra Yocum Mize Mary Ann Hinsdale Miguel H. Diaz James A. Donahue Suzanne C. Toton Ismael Muvingi

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New Horizons

  • Author : C.T. Russell
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2009-02-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN 10 : 9780387895185

New Horizons Excerpt :

New Horizons: Reconnaissance of the Pluto–Charon System and the Kuiper Belt C. T. Russell Originally published in the journal Space Science Reviews, Volume 140, Nos 1–4, 1–2. DOI: 10. 1007/s11214-008-9450-0 © Springer Science+Business Media B. V. 2008 Exploration is mankind’s imperative. Since the beginnings of civilization, men and women have not been content to build a wall around their settlements and stay within its con nes. They explored the land around them, climbed the mountains, and scanned the horizons. The boldest among them pushed exploration to the most distant frontiers of the planet. As a result, much of the Earth was inhabited well before the days of the renowned European - th th plorers of the 15 and 16 centuries. Exploration did not cease, after the circumnavigation of the globe; it continued to the present. Today explorers are going in new directions, not just east and west, north and south. They explore backward in time and upward in space. Arc- ology explores the shorter time scales, and geochemistry the longer time scales of geophy- cal events: asteroidal and cometary collisions, magnetic reversals, continental formation and more. However, on Earth we cannot go back inde nitely, for much of the evidence of the very earliest days has been lost.

Intelligent Systems and Applications Book

Intelligent Systems and Applications

  • Author : W.C.-C. Chu
  • Publisher : IOS Press
  • Release Date : 2015-04-14
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 2244
  • ISBN 10 : 9781614994848

Intelligent Systems and Applications Excerpt :

This book presents the proceedings of the International Computer Symposium 2014 (ICS 2014), held at Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan in December. ICS is a biennial symposium founded in 1973 and offers a platform for researchers, educators and professionals to exchange their discoveries and practices, to share research experiences and to discuss potential new trends in the ICT industry. Topics covered in the ICS 2014 workshops include: algorithms and computation theory; artificial intelligence and fuzzy systems; computer architecture, embedded systems, SoC and VLSI/EDA; cryptography and information security; databases, data mining, big data and information retrieval; mobile computing, wireless communications and vehicular technologies; software engineering and programming languages; healthcare and bioinformatics, among others. There was also a workshop on information technology innovation, industrial application and the Internet of Things. ICS is one of Taiwan's most prestigious international IT symposiums, and this book will be of interest to all those involved in the world of information technology.

Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music  Sound  Art and Design Book

Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music Sound Art and Design

  • Author : Colin Johnson
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-03-16
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319310084

Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music Sound Art and Design Excerpt :

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design, EvoMUSART 2016, held in Porto, Portugal, in March/April 2016, co-located with the Evo*2016 events EuroGP, EvoCOP and EvoApplications. The 17 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 25 submissions. The papers cover a wide range of topics and application areas, including generative approaches to music, graphics, game content, and narrative; music information retrieval; computational aesthetics; the mechanics of interactive evolutionary computation; and the art theory of evolutionary computation.

Panel Reports     New Worlds  New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics Book

Panel Reports New Worlds New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics

  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2011-06-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 578
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309159623

Panel Reports New Worlds New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics Excerpt :

Every 10 years the National Research Council releases a survey of astronomy and astrophysics outlining priorities for the coming decade. The most recent survey, titled New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics, provides overall priorities and recommendations for the field as a whole based on a broad and comprehensive examination of scientific opportunities, infrastructure, and organization in a national and international context. Panel Reports--New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics is a collection of reports, each of which addresses a key sub-area of the field, prepared by specialists in that subarea, and each of which played an important role in setting overall priorities for the field. The collection, published in a single volume, includes the reports of the following panels: Cosmology and Fundamental Physics Galaxies Across Cosmic Time The Galactic Neighborhood Stars and Stellar Evolution Planetary Systems and Star Formation Electromagnetic Observations from Space Optical and Infrared Astronomy from the Ground Particle Astrophysics and Gravitation Radio, Millimeter, and Submillimeter Astronomy from the Ground The Committee for a Decadal Survey of Astronomy and Astrophysics synthesized these reports in the preparation of its prioritized recommendations for the field as a whole. These reports provide additional depth and detail in each of their respective areas. Taken together, they form an essential companion volume to New Worlds, New Horizons: A Decadal Survey of Astronomy and Astrophysics. The book of panel reports will be useful to managers of programs of research in the field of astronomy and astrophysics, the Congressional committees with jurisdiction over the agencies supporting this research, the scientific community, and the public.

New Worlds  New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics Book

New Worlds New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics

  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2011-01-04
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309186858

New Worlds New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics Excerpt :

Driven by discoveries, and enabled by leaps in technology and imagination, our understanding of the universe has changed dramatically during the course of the last few decades. The fields of astronomy and astrophysics are making new connections to physics, chemistry, biology, and computer science. Based on a broad and comprehensive survey of scientific opportunities, infrastructure, and organization in a national and international context, New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics outlines a plan for ground- and space- based astronomy and astrophysics for the decade of the 2010's. Realizing these scientific opportunities is contingent upon maintaining and strengthening the foundations of the research enterprise including technological development, theory, computation and data handling, laboratory experiments, and human resources. New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics proposes enhancing innovative but moderate-cost programs in space and on the ground that will enable the community to respond rapidly and flexibly to new scientific discoveries. The book recommends beginning construction on survey telescopes in space and on the ground to investigate the nature of dark energy, as well as the next generation of large ground-based giant optical telescopes and a new class of space-based gravitational observatory to observe the merging of distant black holes and precisely test theories of gravity. New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics recommends a balanced and executable program that will support research surrounding the most profound questions about the cosmos. The discoveries ahead will facilitate the search for habitable planets, shed light on dark energy and dark matter, and aid our understanding of the history of the universe and how the earliest stars and galaxies formed. The book is a useful resource for agencies supporting the field of astronomy and astrophysics, the Congressional committees with jurisdiction over those