Archive: 16/05/2011

The next computer: your genes

( -- "Human beings are more or less like a computer," Jian-Jun Shu tells "We do computing work, and our DNA can be used in computing operations." Shu is a professor at the School of Mechanical and ...

dateMay 16, 2011 in General Physics feature
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Tarantulas shoot silk from feet

Climbing is possibly one of the riskiest things an adult tarantula can do. Weighing in at anything up to 50gm, the dry attachment systems that keep daintier spiders firmly anchored are on the verge of failure in these colossal ...

dateMay 16, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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