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How AI Changed Organ Donation in the US

Article Link: This article talks about how Artificial Intelligence is using matching markets to revolutionize the kidney donation process. Previously, people would depend on finding willing living donors that they knew personally that were either friends or family members. But finding a willing kidney donor is the easy part since humans are born with […]

Game Theory in Bonobo Communities

In a groundbreaking study of bonobos (Pan paniscus), scientists have discovered that bonobos not only hunt for their meat, but also share their meat amongst neighboring primate communities. It was previously confirmed that bonobos did indeed share meat amongst their own social groups, but in this new study of bonobos in a forest area near […]

Indian Rupee Crisis Linked to International Currency Performance

As one nation changes its fiscal policies, the effects can ripple throughout the international community.  Recently, the Indian Rupee has fallen to 72.91% of the value of the US dollar.  This 12% drop since the beginning of the year makes the Rupee the weakest currency in Asia.  This drop has been attributed to Trump’s ‘declaration […]

Game Theory Article

Article Link:   This article was written by “The Conservation”, and it talks about how economic concepts like Game Theoryand Nash Equilibriumcould potentially improve researchers’ understanding of vaccines, diseases, and human behavior (individually and collectively). The article begins by discussing a recent event where multiple passengers on a flight from Dubai to New York […]

No More Auctions on the Tarmac.

When you think about United Airlines it is hard not to recall all the PR disasters that have unfolded over the years. But as Business Insider points out the fiasco could have been easily avoided with an auction similar to that of a first price auction. Typically, airlines book more seats than they actually have, […]

Tackling the great paradox of biodiversity with game theory In this recent article, scientists at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, in Lisbon, Portugal, presents their theory to explain the “plankton paradox” of biodiversity. The existing paradox pertains to the fact that, while “classical resource competition models predict that each resource will sustain the one species which is best at consuming it, consequently […]

Examining Game Theory in Cycling and Why Herrada Wore Red for Two Days Unbeknownst to likely most of you, La Vuelta a España, the least well-known member of the cycling grand tour triplet, will be finishing soon, with the last stage being on the 16th. In true Vuelta fashion, the race has been less well controlled than other grand tours, allowing for some interesting events, most notably […]

Game Theory and Disease Outbreak This article describes how game theory can be used to analyze disease outbreaks and improve the world’s condition on preventing diseases. There are two main angles to this problem. The first angle is that accepting vaccinations is in fact related to individual choice and Game theory. This might not be immediately obvious, since vaccines […]

Local Bridges Present In The Indian Ocean Trade

  The Indian Ocean Trade: A Classroom Simulation This page provides background information on the major continents which were involved in the Indian Ocean trade. It provides insight on the goods that were traded among the continents surrounding the Indian ocean. The page also shows the benefits derived from the trade among these continents and […]

The Fitbit: A Social (Not Health) Device?

Link: Author Peter Rubin discusses the ebb and flow of feedback devices, particularly the original Japanese pedometer, manpo-kei, and its American descendant, the Fitbit Tracker. During Japan’s industrial modernization in the 1960s, when convenience took precedence over healthy activity, the company Yamasa Tokei Keiki infused the East Asian idea of plenty into a device […]

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