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Andrew W. Torrance
University of Kansas
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#1Lydia M. Hopper (Lincoln Park Zoo)H-Index: 18
#2Andrew W. Torrance (KU: University of Kansas)H-Index: 5
Much work has been dedicated to defining and describing animal innovation. Despite this, efforts to compare human and animal innovation have been hindered by perceived fundamental differences between how, and why, humans and animals innovate. Furthermore, there is not a useful framework for comparisons across different taxa. Here, we provide an overview of the current understanding of human ‘user’ innovation, provide some examples of user innovation, and highlight the parallels between animal in...
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#1Harold J. DeMonaco (MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology)H-Index: 5
#2Pedro OliveiraH-Index: 12
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#2Bill TomlinsonH-Index: 19
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Research is often inspired by visions of the future. These visions can take on various narrative forms, and can fall anywhere along the spectrum from utopian to dystopian. Even though we recognize the importance of such visions to help us shape research questions and inspire rich design spaces to be explored, the opportunity to discuss them is rarely given in a research context. Imagine how civilization will have changed in 15 years. What is your vision for systems that will be supporting sustai...
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In aspiring to become a true engineering discipline for the biological sciences, the field of synthetic biology has a unique opportunity to create and encourage the widespread adoption of standards to enhance innovation and social impact in the field. This article presents a study of the standards setting efforts by the institutions, firms, governments, and individuals within the field of synthetic biology.Numerous standards have been proposed in synthetic biology, including those relevant to st...
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