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 ...
Computers write the books, to INSEAD prof's credit
Researchers make Sudoku puzzles less puzzling
For anyone who has ever struggled while attempting to solve a Sudoku puzzle, University of Notre Dame researcher Zoltan Toroczkai and Notre Dame postdoctoral researcher Maria Ercsey-Ravaz are riding to the ...
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.
Mathematicians find solution to biological building block puzzle
An international team of mathematicians has proposed a new solution to understanding a biological puzzle that has confounded molecular biologists.
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 ...
It's in the genes: Research pinpoints how plants know when to flower
Scientists believe they've pinpointed the last crucial piece of the 80-year-old puzzle of how plants "know" when to flower.
First results from Daya Bay find new kind of neutrino transformation
The Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment, a multinational collaboration operating in the south of China, today reported the first results of its search for the last, most elusive piece of a long-standing puzzle: ...
Research offers way to save endangered Florida bird, and a lesson for conservationists
A team of researchers has found a key to the habitat puzzle for improving long-term survival of the endangered Florida Scrub-Jay.
Mathematicians use computer to solve minimum Sudoku solution problem
Review: 'W.E.L.D.E.R.' leads parade of iPad gems
So you just got an iPad for Christmas. You already have all the essentials loaded - Facebook, Twitter, iBooks, whatever news app you prefer.
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.