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Marcus Maertens

The Race to Save the Axolotl | JSTOR Daily - 2 views

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    A white creature with regeneration.
Dario Izzo

Engineering a plastic-eating enzyme - 6 views

Nice news! Gives hope for our future ....

science BIO

Marcus Maertens

MIT, Mass Gen Aim Deep Learning at Sleep Research | NVIDIA Blog - 2 views

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    Neural Networks to analyse sleeplessness.
Marcus Maertens

What do blockchain, artificial intelligence and quantum computing mean for smart contra... - 1 views

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    How to cram in all buzzword technologies in one title. I will give it all tags we have.
Marcus Maertens

Human hippocampal neurogenesis drops sharply in children to undetectable levels in adul... - 4 views

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    New controversial study seems to indicate that neurogenesis (the growth of new neurons) in human adult brains might be a hoax.
jaihobah

DARPA Advanced Plant Technologies project - 2 views

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    " The goal of the APT program is to control and direct plant physiology to detect chemical, biological, radiological, and/or nuclear threats, as well as electromagnetic signals. "

    Now that is an advanced concept...
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    and look at this exceptional insight: "plants are easily deployed, self-powering, and ubiquitous in the environment, and the combination of these native abilities with specifically engineered sense-and-report traits will produce sensors occupying new and unique operational spaces" :-)
jcunha

Quantum physics paves the way for new chemical products - 0 views

Dario Izzo

New Enzyme Rewrites the Genome - 2 views

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    Exciting new technique in genetic engineering
jaihobah

Bacteria Use Brainlike Bursts of Electricity to Communicate - 1 views

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    With electrical signals, cells can organize themselves into complex societies and negotiate with other colonies.
gpetit

Rocking synchronizes brain waves during a short nap - 0 views

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    A rocking bed might help you to fall asleep and maintain you in deep sleep!
jaihobah

'Cyborg' bacteria deliver green fuel source from sunlight - BBC News - 0 views

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    Scientists have created bacteria covered in tiny semiconductors that generate a potential fuel source from sunlight, carbon dioxide and water
Wiktor Piotrowski

Harnessing evolutionary creativity: evolving soft-bodied animats in simulated physical ... - 0 views

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    Papers in the video description
gpetit

To Sleep, Perchance to Clean - University of Rochester Medical Center - 2 views

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    Why do we sleep? One answer could be: to clear waste products accumulated during the day. To prevent aging and neurodegeneration, the body must maintain homeostasis. What would happen if we experience chronic sleep loss? What would happen if microgravity impairs the cerebrospinal fluid to flush the brain? What would happen if cosmic radiations increase the amount of daily waste products?
gpetit

Intrinsic functional connectivity reduces after first-time exposure to short-term gravi... - 1 views

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    Loss of connectivity in the multisensory integration cortical areas after short term microgravity experience, which could explain astronauts decrease of performance in sensorimotor tasks and spatial working memory. However, the effect should wear off after a few days in microgravity and after adaptation to incongruent vestibular information. ISS experiment needed...
Dario Izzo

Space4Life - Lab2Moon - 3 views

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    Cyano bacteria to shield from radiation. An idea from italians flying to the Moon via Team Indus
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    Nice idea, but is it really new: resistance of cyanob. to UV radiation has been known but studies have been inconclusive as to under what resource limitations it works, but according to what we see from evolution: on Earth it works, since they survived pre-ozone atmosphere!

    some papers from a quick google search:

    1999 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/09670269910001736392

    2014 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25463663
Athanasia Nikolaou

Healthier blueberries, thanks to a blast of purple plasma - 0 views

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    Sterilizing food with solar wind??
johannessimon81

Fiji ants farm plants, study shows - 1 views

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    Ants found in the Pacific islands of Fiji behave as miniature farmers, carefully sowing and fertilising the seeds of at least six types of plant, a study said Monday.
fichbio

Plants 'see' underground by channelling light to their roots - 2 views

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    A light-bulb moment? Plants seem to pipe sunlight directly down into underground roots to help them grow. Light receptors in stems, leaves and flowers have long been known to regulate plant growth. Roots also have these receptors, but it has been unclear how they sense light deep in dark soil.
Alexander Wittig

Gene name errors are widespread in the scientific literature - 0 views

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    The spreadsheet software Microsoft Excel, when used with default settings, is known to convert gene names to dates and floating-point numbers. A programmatic scan of leading genomics journals reveals that approximately one-fifth of papers with supplementary Excel gene lists contain erroneous gene name conversions.

    The reason why you shouldn't use Excel (or Numbers or OpenOffice or ...) without knowing what it actually really does!
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