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Old 1st May 2017, 12:42 PM
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Complexity is well----simple, and can emerge easily.

Ilday, S., et al. (2017). "Rich complex behaviour of self-assembled nanoparticles far from equilibrium." Nature Communications 8: 14942.
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A profoundly fundamental question at the interface between physics and biology remains open: what are the minimum requirements for emergence of complex behaviour from nonliving systems? Here, we address this question and report complex behaviour of tens to thousands of colloidal nanoparticles in a system designed to be as plain as possible: the system is driven far from equilibrium by ultrafast laser pulses that create spatiotemporal temperature gradients, inducing Marangoni flow that drags particles towards aggregation; strong Brownian motion, used as source of fluctuations, opposes aggregation. Nonlinear feedback mechanisms naturally arise between flow, aggregate and Brownian motion, allowing fast external control with minimal intervention. Consequently, complex behaviour, analogous to those seen in living organisms, emerges, whereby aggregates can self-sustain, self-regulate, self-replicate, self-heal and can be transferred from one location to another, all within seconds. Aggregates can comprise only one pattern or bifurcated patterns can coexist, compete, endure or perish.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms14942

https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14942.pdf

https://www.nature.com/article-asset...ms14942-s1.pdf

https://www.nature.com/article-asset...s14942-s13.pdf

https://www.nature.com/article-asset...s14942-s12.mp4

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https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...0428093909.htm

Could watch vids, but difficult to download for future reference.
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Old 2nd May 2017, 01:48 PM
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As Prof. Ilday observed, "Since water doesn't care about what it is carrying, the methodology can be applied in principle to many different types of materials, nonliving and living alike. As a matter of fact," he continued, referring to a follow-up study the team is working on, "we have already started to show evolution!"
Would like to read that follow-up study when (if) it's published.

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Crikey, do I have to read all those references.

Science (phys and chem) can be desribed as "suck it and see"
Nature science (biology) can be described as "look and learn"

Combined science is "suck it, look and see, and learn"

But the most under-questioned testing regimes are inferential tests, and they are under-questioned because they have been commonly accepted as "real".

An inferential test is when we measure one thing and thereby infer something else.

An example is we could measure the conductivity of salty water and then declare it to be
xx% salt.

Probably, just about every scientific test we do has some degree of inferential applied - hence we have "tested under controlled laboritory conditions"

But with science we are galloping along in leaps and bounds but it is easy to see why some well meaning testing regimes tell us outright lies. (or we conclude untruths)
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Would like to read that follow-up study when (if) it's published.

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I will keep an eye out for it of course. I love evolutionizationisms and OOL stuff.
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