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New definition of chaos proposed

The idea that the flapping of a butterfly’s wings might trigger a hurricane beautifully encapsulates the concept of chaos, where a small difference in initial conditions will cascade toward a vastly different outcome in the future. Mathematically, extreme sensitivity to initial conditions can be represented by a quantity called a Lyapunov exponent, which is positive […]

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Computer Recognizes Attractiveness In Women

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but what if the beholder is a software program? Computer scientist Amit Kagian, at Tel Aviv University, believes he has successfully “taught” a computer how to interpret attractiveness in women. Writing in the journal Vision Research, Kagian explains that his software is a step towards developing […]

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