News tagged with coding

Atmospheric chemistry on paper

Normally computers speed up calculations. But with his new pen-and-paper formula Kevin Heng of the University of Bern, Switzerland, gets his results thousands of times faster than using conventional computer codes. The astrophysicist ...

dateJul 22, 2016 in Astronomy
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How to get moral 'free-riders' to cooperate

What motivates people to contribute to trustful moral judgment, which is a public good yet tends to be costly? This is 'the moral free rider problem'. Mathematician Tatsuya Sasaki from University of Vienna and colleagues ...

dateJul 06, 2016 in Social Sciences
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Is intentional extinction ever the right thing?

Consider this. It may be possible to eliminate some of the world's deadliest diseases, save 2.7 million human lives per year, and save millions more from getting sick…all that is needed is to cause the extinction of a couple ...

dateJul 05, 2016 in Ecology
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Genetic code of red blood cells discovered

Eight days. That's how long it takes for skin cells to reprogram into red blood cells. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden, together with colleagues at Center of Regenerative Medicine in Barcelona, have successfully ...

dateJun 02, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Self-driving truck acts like an animal

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology are finding inspiration in evolution's biological counterparts in the development of a driverless truck. The first public demonstration of the vehicle will take place on a ...

dateMay 25, 2016 in Engineering
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