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When Virtual Worlds Become Larger Than the Real World

Virtual and augmented environments are becoming more complex and more vivid as computing and graphics power grows. By networking many computers together and sharing the processing capability, it becomes possible to create massive virtual environments that are certainly larger than the total space within which most of us live our lives. In the near future, […]

Arranging Nanoscale Assembly

A team of researchers from three different universities are collaborating to study how nanoscale crystals self assemble. A team at UPenn, led by Christopher Murray was working on a problem related to “herringbone” patterns that self assemble in flat metallic nanocrystals. Murray turned to Sharon Glotzer, a former colleague from UPenn and now working at […]

KM vs Narcissism

Knowledge management (KM) attempts to enhance information sharing and an awareness of how knowledge is accumulated and used to create innovation. Keith Sawyer has written about applying the concepts of “flow” psychology to group collaborations in order to increase creative power. He also points out that group collaboration is in fact responsible for most of […]