News tagged with speed

Biology's need for speed tolerates a few mistakes

Biology must be in a hurry. In balancing speed and accuracy to duplicate DNA, produce proteins and carry out other processes, evolution has apparently determined that speed is of higher priority, according to Rice University ...

dateMay 02, 2017 in Biochemistry
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Detecting walking speed with wireless signals

We've long known that breathing, blood pressure, body temperature and pulse provide an important window into the complexities of human health. But a growing body of research suggests that another vital sign - how fast you ...

dateMay 01, 2017 in Engineering
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The dynamic surface tension of water

The surface tension of a liquid is a measure of the cohesive forces that hold the molecules together. It is responsible for a water drop assuming a spherical shape and for the effects of surfactants to produce bubbles and ...

dateApr 03, 2017 in Condensed Matter
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