Stigmergy is a biological term used when discussing insect or swarm behaviour, and describes a model supporting environmental communication separately from artefacts or agents. This phenomenon is demonstrated in the behavior of ants and their food gathering process when following pheromone trails, or similarly termites and their termite mound building… (More)
Stigmergy is a biological term used when discussing a subset of insect swarm-behaviour describing the apparent organisation seen during their activities. Stigmergy describes a communication mechanism based on environment-mediated signals which trigger responses among the insects. This phenomenon is demonstrated in the behavior of ants and their food… (More)
Important differences between the metabolic activation of 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene in intact cellular systems and in liver homogenates suggest that the use of homogenates in conjunction with short-term assays for carcinogens could yield misleading results.
Building Web 2.0 sites does not necessarily ensure the success of the site. We aim to better understand what improves the success of a site by drawing insight from biologically inspired design patterns. Web 2.0 sites provide a mechanism for human interaction enabling powerful intercommunication between massive volumes of users. Early Web 2.0 site providers… (More)
Reactions of diol epoxide metabolites of carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons with DNA are thought to initiate the carcinogenic process. Although formation of a benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) diol epoxide-deoxyguanosine adduct has been held responsible for biological activity, the more potent carcinogen, 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA) binds… (More)
(2012) Extending Web Modeling Language to exploit stigmergy : intentionally recording unintentional trails. Notice: Changes introduced as a result of publishing processes such as copy-editing and formatting may not be reflected in this document. For a definitive version of this work, please refer to the published source: Abstract—Software development and… (More)