News tagged with random fluctuations

Hitting the borders of expansion

Why does a species not adapt to an ever-wider range of conditions, gradually expanding its geographical range? In their paper published on May 5 in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences), Jitka Polechova and ...

dateMay 05, 2015 in Ecology
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Cell factory runs with fits and starts

Researchers from FOM institute AMOLF have discovered that metabolism, the process that converts molecules in a cell, proceeds irregularly. As metabolism is the motor that drives all biological activity in cells this instability ...

dateSep 03, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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Big beats bolster solar cell efficiency

(Phys.org) —Playing pop and rock music improves the performance of solar cells, according to new research from scientists at Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London.

dateNov 06, 2013 in Nanophysics
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