Friday, January 31, 2014


How to get ants to solve a chess problem

"Ants use a certain pattern, or algorithm, to forage for food. This algorithm can be used to tackle many types of problems including the Travelling Salesman Problem and Vehicle Routing Problems. Philip and Graham wondered if they could use the ant colony optimisation algorithm to solve the knight's tour problem." Article @ How to get ants to solve a chess problem

Thanks to Alex Neal for the recommendation!


Friday, January 17, 2014


Many Paths to the Origin of Life

"The origin of life remains a daunting mystery in part because rather than knowing too little, we increasingly know about too many possible mechanisms that might have led to the self-sustaining replication of nucleic acids and the cellularization of genetic material that is the basis of life on Earth. " Full article @ Science

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