News tagged with computer simulations

How DNA repair helps prevent cancer

The biological information that makes us unique is encoded in our DNA. DNA damage is a natural biological occurrence that happens every time cells divide and multiply. External factors such as overexposure ...

dateAug 16, 2013 in Biochemistry
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Ice ages only thanks to feedback

Ice ages and warm periods have alternated fairly regularly in the Earth's history: the Earth's climate cools roughly every 100,000 years, with vast areas of North America, Europe and Asia being buried under ...

dateAug 07, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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New class of old star cluster discovered

(Phys.org) —Star clusters with properties not seen before have been discovered by an international team of astrophysicists, led by Swinburne University of Technology's Professor Duncan Forbes.

dateAug 01, 2013 in Astronomy
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Devastating long-distance impact of earthquakes

In 2006 the island of Java, Indonesia was struck by a devastating earthquake followed by the onset of a mud eruption to the east, flooding villages over several square kilometers and that continues to erupt today. Until now, ...

dateJul 23, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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When diffusion depends on chronology

The Internet, motorways and other transport systems, and many social and biological systems are composed of nodes connected by edges. They can therefore be represented as networks. Scientists studying diffusion ...

dateJul 15, 2013 in General Physics
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