Simulating subsurface flow and transport at multiple scales
Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory introduced a method that overcomes the computational challenge of simulating subsurface phenomena that occur at both the scale of tens to hundreds of microns-the ...
A phone with the ultimate macro feature
If you thought scanning one of those strange, square QR codes with your phone was somewhat advanced, hold on to your seat. Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have recently developed ...
Study shows novel pattern of electrical charge movement through DNA
Electrical charges not only move through wires, they also travel along lengths of DNA, the molecule of life. The property is known as charge transport.
In one of nature's innovations, a single cell smashes and rebuilds its own genome
Life can be so intricate and novel that even a single cell can pack a few surprises, according to a study led by Princeton University researchers.
Fishing-bait bloodworms have bee-sting bites
The bite of a bloodworm delivers venom that causes severe allergic reactions. Scientists studying the venom for the first time have discovered why it causes a reaction similar to that of a bee sting.
Nanopore technique rapidly decodes long DNA strands
(Phys.org) —A low-cost technology may make it possible to read long sequences of DNA far more quickly than current techniques.
TMT exhibits a next-generation telescope mirror assembly in Canada
The Thirty Meter Telescope project will unveil a polished mirror assembly—a key piece of astronomy's next-generation telescope—at the 2014 annual meeting of the Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA).
23andMe introduces HaploScore to improve detection of DNA shared between individuals
23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, said today it has published an analysis that improves the accuracy and efficiency of identity-by-descent (IBD) detection through a new, open-source algorithm called HaploScore.
The amazing anatomy of James Webb Space Telescope mirrors
When you think of a mirror, there really isn't that much needed to describe it, but when you look at a mirror that will fly aboard NASA's next-generation James Webb Space Telescope, there's a lot to the anatomy ...
Microsoft tops expectations with record revenue (Update)
Microsoft soared to record revenues in the last quarter, confounding Wall Street forecasts on the back of strong demand for Xbox consoles, Surface tablets and Internet "cloud" services.
The spliceosome: Scientists are unraveling the secrets of the mechanism that snips our genes
Certain diseases such as cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy are linked to genetic mutations that damage the important biological process of rearranging gene sequences in pre-messenger RNA, a procedure ...
Proper developmental patterning in worms determined in part by effective range at which signaling molecule can act
During development, vertebrate embryos rely on a process called segmentation to establish fundamental body patterning. This entails the formation of orderly bands of cells, which can subsequently contribute ...
Companies drop BlackBerry as it tries to rebuild
For years, the BlackBerry was the smartphone of choice among professionals seeking ironclad security features and super-fast email.
Biomedical research reveals secrets of cell behavior
(Phys.org) —Knowing virtually everything about how the body's cells make transitions from one state to another – for instance, precisely how particular cells develop into multi-cellular organisms – would be a major ...