Synthetic biology on ordinary paper, results off the page
New achievements in synthetic biology announced today by researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, which will allow complex cellular recognition reactions to proceed outside ...
New 100 Gbps high-speed transatlantic network to benefit science collaborations
Scientists across the U.S. will soon have access to new, ultra high-speed network links spanning the Atlantic Ocean, thanks to a project currently underway to extend ESnet (the U.S. Department of Energy's ...
Scientists create possible precursor to life
How did life originate? And can scientists create life? These questions not only occupy the minds of scientists interested in the origin of life, but also researchers working with technology of the future. ...
Analysis of 89 models of metabolic processes finds flaws in 44 of them—but suggests corrections
Metabolic networks are mathematical models of every possible sequence of chemical reactions available to an organ or organism, and they're used to design microbes for manufacturing processes or to study disease. ...
Four year study shows there are patterns in the ways users download BitTorrent files
Study shows sharks have personalities
Some sharks are 'gregarious' and have strong social connections, whilst others are more solitary and prefer to remain inconspicuous, according to a new study which is the first to show that the notorious ...
New genetic 'operating system' facilitated evolution of 'bilateral' animals
The evolution of worms, insects, vertebrates and other "bilateral" animals—those with distinct left and right sides—from less complex creatures like jellyfish and sea anemones with "radial" symmetry may have been facilitated ...
'Anti-Facebook' social network gets viral surge
In a matter of days, the new social network Ello, described as the "anti-Facebook" for its stand on privacy and advertising, has become perhaps the hottest ticket on the Internet.
Writers and readers go mobile and social at Wattpad
Allen Lau considers himself living proof that love of good writing is alive and well in the age of streaming video and terse text messages.
Quad Theatre: Cirque du Soleil's flying lampshades (w/ Video)
Why natural networks are more stable than man-made networks
(Phys.org) —Interconnected natural networks, such as the ones formed by neurons in the brain, are known to be more stable and resilient to failure than networks created by humans, such as the Internet. ...
Facebook goes retro with 'Rooms' chat app
Facebook on Thursday released an application that lets people create virtual "rooms" to chat about whatever they wish using any name they would like.
'Anti-Facebook' social network gets fresh funding
Flush with a reported $5.5 million in fresh funding, upstart social network Ello on Thursday legally changed its corporate standing to back a promise to remain ad-free.
Survey: Harassment a common part of online life (Update)
A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life.