A genomic CluE for cloud computing

DNA sequencing is the next frontier in biological research. As new sequencing technology becomes more efficient and affordable, it is increasingly available to small laboratories. Thus, sequencing data is being generated ...

THEMIS satellite tracks electrical tornadoes in space

(PhysOrg.com) -- Earth-bound tornadoes are puny compared to "space tornadoes," which span a volume as large as Earth and produce electrical currents exceeding 100,000 amperes, according to new observations by a suite of five ...

Virtual engineer reduces 'transpiration phase' in new designs

When designing new products, a lot of time is lost carrying out repetitive and uninspiring work. In order to shorten this 'transpiration phase' and create more room for real inspiration, University of Twente (Netherlands) ...

Sensor Detects Onset of Acute Myocardial Ischemia

(PhysOrg.com) -- Engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas have fabricated and tested a unique biosensor that measures concentrations of potassium and hydrogen ions in the human heart with high specificity. The ...

Shadow of a forming star

(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of astronomers from the Instituto Astrofisica Canarias (IAC) have found an interesting shadow cast by a forming star system. Team member Dr Basmah Riaz, an ER fellow for the Marie Curie CONSTELLATION ...

Philips presents OLED-based interactive lighting concepts

Royal Philips Electronics today premiered the world’s first OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diodes) -based interactive lighting concepts, created for both consumer as well as professional use, during the Euroluce International ...

A new twist in the sex life of silk worms

(PhysOrg.com) -- A quirk in the sex life of the silkworm (Bombyx mori) has been revealed by a team of CSIRO Food Futures Flagship scientists led by Dr Alisha Anderson.

Planck satellite fuels up

(PhysOrg.com) -- Tests conducted on Planck at Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, have confirmed that the satellite's subsystems work perfectly, and the helium dilution cooler tanks have now been filled. While the ...

US shorts critical farm animal research, scientists say

Dwindling federal funding jeopardizes important animal and biomedical research, together with the institutional research programs that focus on them, a group of Michigan State University scientists warn.

Fingerprinting slow earthquakes (w/Podcast)

(PhysOrg.com) -- The most powerful earthquakes happen at the junction of two converging tectonic plates, where one plate is sliding (or subducting) beneath the other. Now a team of researchers, led by Teh-Ru Alex Song of ...

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