News tagged with code

The origin of the language of life

The genetic code is the universal language of life. It describes how information is encoded in the genetic material and is the same for all organisms from simple bacteria to animals to humans. However, the ...

13 hours ago
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Stay complex, my friends

The KISS concept – keep it simple, stupid – may work for many situations. However, when it comes to evolution, complexity appears to be key for prosperity and propagating future generations.

Dec 16, 2014
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Researchers stymied by hackers who drop fake clues

It's a hacker whodunit. Researchers say they have a wealth of clues—but no clear answers—as to the identity of those behind a series of newly discovered cyberattacks targeting Russian and Eastern European embassies, oil ...

Dec 10, 2014
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More holiday wish lists go digital

Holly Riefke's two small children still write letters to Santa Claus. Or rather, they print their names on letters Riefke has written on their behalf, and together they drop them into a festive red Macy's mailbox designated ...

Dec 04, 2014
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How to remove tangles in your DNA

(Phys.org) —DNA damage is a fact of life. On any given day, an organism's DNA will suffer between 10,000 and 1,000,000 breaks or other damage. These problems are repaired by enzymes in our cells that fix ...

Oct 08, 2014
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New frontier in error-correcting codes

Error-correcting codes are one of the glories of the information age: They're what guarantee the flawless transmission of digital information over the airwaves or through copper wire, even in the presence ...

Oct 01, 2014
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