Solving puzzles without a picture: New algorithm assembles chromosomes from next generation sequencing data
One of the most difficult problems in the field of genomics is assembling relatively short "reads" of DNA into complete chromosomes. In a new paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences an interdisciplinary group ...
A giant puzzle with billions of pieces: Scientists decipher genetic information of microbes in biogas plants
Day after day, legions of microorganisms work to produce energy from waste in biogas plants. Researchers from Bielefeld University's Center for Biotechnology (CeBiTec) are taking a close look to find out ...
Banks' cash stash: No shield against bankruptcy
Imposing minimal capital levels for banks is like attempting to solve a complex jigsaw puzzle with a poorly fitting piece that could lead to even greater chaos.
Cornell jigsaw solver uses shape-blind algorithm
Research discovery: Near-complete set of templates for protein complexes exists today
(Phys.org) -- Visualize trying to finish a jigsaw puzzle where each individual piece keeps changing shape. If that sounds like an impossible task, imagine the vexing job scientists have faced in computer modeling of interactions ...
Copepods eat their own weight belts
Scientists have solved the mystery of how tiny marine crustaceans called copepods regulate the rhythms of their life-cycle.
Engineers solve energy puzzle
University of Toronto materials science and engineering (MSE) researchers have demonstrated for the first time the key mechanism behind how energy levels align in a critical group of advanced materials. This discovery is ...
Crowd welcomes home, thanks final shuttle crew
(AP) -- It may have been the final big official event of the last space shuttle mission, but a welcome-home and thank-you party for the crew of Atlantis Friday wasn't dwelling on any sad ending.
Computer software sets new record for solving jigsaw puzzle
Study Pits Man v Machine in Piecing Together 425-Million Years Old Jigsaw
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study pitting academic expertise against a computer in recreating a 425 million-year old jigsaw puzzle has discovered that there is no substitute for wisdom born out of experience.