YSJ Issue 6

Table of Contents Young Scientists Journal
2008 | November-December | Volume 1 | Issue 6

ARTICLES

The Easiest Way to International Recognition!

Editors’ Note

A Message from the Chair of the International Advisory Editors

Christina Astin

A Message from the Butrous Foundation

Ghazwan Butrous

ORIGINAL ARTICLES

Paramagnetic fluids optimization of the chemical synthesis of magnetite ferrofluids

Michael Schantz Klausen Ferrofluids

Catch Me If You Can! A Robotic Simulation of Predator-prey Co-evolution

Carlie Scalesse Behavioural evolution has been a topic of much interest within the scientific field. However, difficulties that arise during the study of the biological evolution of complex organisms, namely its duration, have made studying this an unwieldy process virtually impossible to study in real time. As such, science has turned to artificial life in order to simulate this lengthy process in a much shorter time frame. This project aims at determining the efficiency of evolutionary robotics in reproducing the behavioural evolution in a predator-prey co­-evolutionary dynamic. Analysis of the results demonstrates that, as hypothesized, an arms race has developed between the predator and prey populations. This arms race lead to the development of behaviors also used by various species of biological predators. Using evolutionary robotics, a realistic simulation of predator-prey co-evolution has been created. This process can therefore be applied to the study of macro and micro evolution either to better understand evolution, or even to predict it.

Protection of Neurons Against Injury Using Neuroreceptor­ Targeting Nanoparticles

Jonathan Wang, Jared Goodman During

RESEARCH ARTICLES

How Can Science Save the Earth?

Christopher Barry

Where will Nanotechnology Take Us in the 21 st Century?

Cyril Ng, Lung Kit

Pluto Controversy

Yun Long

METHODOLOGY AND RESEARCH TOOLS

Statistical Design and Analysis of Experiments

Melanie Khodaie

Advises to Write a Patent

Tobias M Norbo

Project Suggestions for Young Scientists

SCIENCE, ETHICS AND PHILOSOPHY

What if Ethics Never Interfered With Science?

Timothy Leung

INTERVIEWS AND MEETING REPORTS

Interview with Professor Susan Greenfield Director of the Royal Institution[pg.54]

Timothy Leung, Robert Watson

LIFE STORIES

Think of a Title!

Claus Mazanti Sorensen

A Global World Demands Global Talents

Thomas Rasmussen

The Trilogy of Russell B Conard: A New Generation of Scientific Communication

Russell B Conard

A Young Inventor Story

Gitte Ahlquist Jonsson

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