Archive: 01/03/2014

What can slime molds offer computing?

Slime molds may not have brains, but that isn't preventing some computer scientists from investigating them for their potential as novel, unconventional computers. A slime mold consists of a single cell containing ...

Jan 03, 2014 4.6 / 5 (20) 8 | with audio podcast feature

Knut the polar bear's medical legacy

Keeping wild animals is an important component of the mission of zoos to educate the public and preserve endangered species. When animals die, tracking the potential cause becomes an investigation of pathogens ...

Jan 03, 2014 not rated yet 0

25 years of DNA on the computer

DNA carries out its activities "diluted" in the cell nucleus. In this state it synthesises proteins and, even though it looks like a messy tangle of thread, in actual fact its structure is governed by precise ...

Jan 03, 2014 5 / 5 (4) 0

Abusing the internet trolls

Internet trolling is a matter of "moral panic", according to an assessment of this activity by Jonathan Bishop of the Centre for Research into Online Communities and E-Learning Systems in Brussels. Writing in the International ...

Jan 03, 2014 3.4 / 5 (14) 36