News tagged with crowd

Video: The chemistry of redheads

St. Patrick's Day evokes thoughts of all things often associated with the Irish—including red hair. Chemically speaking, what sets redheads apart from the crowd is pigmentation—specifically melanins.

dateMar 14, 2017 in Other
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Researchers imitate molecular crowding in cells

Enzymes behave differently in a test tube compared with the molecular scrum of a living cell. Chemists from the University of Basel have now been able to simulate these confined natural conditions in artificial vesicles for ...

dateMar 01, 2017 in Biochemistry
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Making teeming masses predictable

Once every three years, millions of Hindus gather for the Kumbh Mela, the biggest religious festival in the world. This spring, 60 to 80 million pilgrims travelled to the banks of the Shipra river, at the holy city of Ujjain, ...

dateDec 12, 2016 in Mathematics
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Making better use of the crowd

Over the last decade, computer scientists have harnessed crowds of Internet users to solve tasks that are notoriously difficult to crack with computers alone, such as determining whether an image contains a tree, rating the ...

dateDec 02, 2016 in Computer Sciences
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