Bigger, better, faster: 3D structure reveals protein's Swiss-army knife strategy
The molecular machine that makes essential components of ribosomes – the cell's protein factories – is like a Swiss-army knife, researchers at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, ...
Chemists show life on Earth was not a fluke
How life came about from inanimate sets of chemicals is still a mystery. While we may never be certain which chemicals existed on prebiotic Earth, we can study the biomolecules we have today to give us clues ...
Real-time energy audit reduces power consumption
Governments are pressuring industries to reduce energy consumption for both environmental and economic reasons. Optimizing factory processes and improving equipment can lower energy usage but this not only ...
IBM 3Q revenue short of expectations, stock down (Update)
IBM said Wednesday that its third-quarter net income rose 6 percent, but its revenue fell and missed Wall Street's expectations by more than $1 billion. The company's stock fell in extended trading.
Next-gen dining may mean an order of floating sushi (w/ Video)
Scientists create technique for high-speed, low-cost epigenomic mapping
(Phys.org) —A new technique developed by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine could pave the way to an era of personalized epigenomics.
Reaction rate of many molecules depends on their shape
Most molecules occur in several shapes, which may behave very differently. Using a sorting machine for molecules, a German–Swiss research team can now for the first time directly measure the various reaction ...
Students game the system, train computer to play Angry Birds
Angry Birds sounds simple: Just slingshot a digital bird at a pile of evil pigs. You could teach a child to play. But could you teach a computer?
Oh great, Facebook wants to know you're being sarcastic
You might think social networks couldn't possibly gather more information on you than they already do. That in a world where your every move is tagged, flagged and logged, there is nothing more that could ...
Researchers use machine learning to boil down the stories that wearable cameras are telling
Computers will someday soon automatically provide short video digests of a day in your life, your family vacation or an eight-hour police patrol, say computer scientists at The University of Texas at Austin.
New center to better understand human intelligence, build smarter machines
Siri and Watson may seem brainy in certain situations, but to build truly smart, world-changing machines, researchers must understand how human intelligence emerges from brain activity.
A swarm on every desktop: Swarm robotics researchers gather data with online game
The next experiment from Rice University's Multi-Robot Systems Laboratory (MRSL) could happen on your desktop. The lab's researchers are refining their control algorithms for robotic swarms based upon data ...
Revolutionising European machine tools
From lathes and shapers to cutting and grinding machines, machine tools helped put Europe at the forefront of manufacturing in the past and remain essential to many industries, including aerospace, automotive, ...
Water found to be an ideal lubricant for nanomachines
Researchers from the University of Amsterdam have discovered that machines just one molecule in size move far quicker if you add a 'lubricant' to their surroundings. To their surprise, water proved to be ...