Tag: "computers" at biology news
Pack-MULEs are toting a new look at plant evolution
... Eddy, to adopt a novel genomewide approach, using computers
to examine the whole genome sequence of rice. "This shows the power of collaboration," Jiang said. They've found that indeed the Pack-MULEs are numerous. They appear to copy themselves prolifically some 3,000 times throughout the sequence, carrying...
Hardy buoys: Texas A&M project predicts oil spill movements
...the Texas coast. Information is received by GERG's computers
every few hours, 24 hours a day, Guinasso explains, allowing researchers and government agencies to project accurately where a spill is headed. In all, nine buoys are used in the TABS project, stretching from near Sabine Pass on the upper Texas coast...
Two Virginia Tech energy-related inventions win R&D 100 awards
...e oil well sensor were monitored in real time from computers
at Virginia Tech, demonstrating the potential for remote monitoring of data from multiple well sites throughout the world from a central location. "This could pave the way for smart oil fields, with sensor highways connected seamlessly for password- ...
Computer scientists at UH developing 'nurturing' computers
...stribution during anxious states." Since current computers
are almost completely unaware of the actual state ... human user, researchers are proposing methods for computers
to understand and respond to computer users' feelings and physical states. This would enable a two-...
As informatics grows, Indiana University helps set 'research agenda'
...ternational communication networks, and the use of computers
in analyzing the aesthetic qualities of music. A complete schedule of speakers and presentation titles can be found on the Web at http://www.informatics.indiana.edu/ra/program.asp . The visitors will encounter a recently expanded school. Created i...
Emory researchers map structure of anti-cancer molecule
... activities within a cell. The work involved using computers
to test thousands of possible solutions against the diffractions along with extensive biological data regarding drug activity. Jim Nettles, an Emory doctoral candidate in molecular and systems pharmacology who is first author of the paper, ...
Cancer gene MYC emerging as key research target
...f the human genome and the development of powerful computers
and computational methods for sorting through the data. The discovery that MYC binds to so many genes without necessarily activating them raises new questions for cancer researchers. Does MYC have other functions besides activating genes? Are there ...
Survival of the fastest: scientists 'selectively breed' winning Formula One cars
...r science by mimicking the process of evolution in computers
in an effort to find the best solutions to complex problems. A number of possible solutions to the problem are treated as 'organisms' known as phenotypes. These are placed into a simulated environment, allowing them to be judged by a set of condition...
Stanford researchers go from heaven to Earth in 'lifeguard' test
...is vitals from a high-altitude, remote location to computers
stationed in the Bay Area. In March, four team members tested LifeGuard aboard NASA's KC-135, a jet airplane that provides a taste of zero gravity by flying a roller-coaster-course trajectory. At the top of the arcs, the aircraft and its ...
Molecular image of genotoxin reveals how bacteria damage human DNA
... atomic model of a protein, scientists can program computers
to screen virtual representations of millions of compounds to see if they have a good chance of interacting with the target. Compounds are narrowed down to a selected few, which are then tested to determine how well they interact with the drug target...
20 May AAAS lecture: Computers that Respond to Human Emotion
Washington, D.C. -- Researchers are building computers
that can detect and respond to a person's emotions...advancements. "I was first interested in building computers
that could be smarter in that they would be able to process auditory and visual information at the s...
Oak Ridge National Laboratory to develop DOE leadership-class computing capability for science
...s own right. Researchers have moved beyond using computers
to solve very complicated sets of equations to a n...le Simulation (SCaLeS) Report, the availability of computers
100 to 1,000 times more powerful than those currently available will have a profound impact on compu...
ASU advance could provide insight into human's ability to recognize patterns
...is basic quandary in computational theory why can computers
crunch numbers but cannot efficiently process imag...ificial intelligence, where researchers try to get computers
to reason as a human would. He adds that this advance could possibly allow the development of artifi...
Kinase backgrounder: Iressa discovery part of major kinase project at Dana-Farber
...sequencers to read the genes' messages and massive computers
to interpret their significance. The investigators say the stars are aligned to press this search, named the Kinase Project. Todd Golub, MD, who is affiliated with both institutions, notes that Dana-Farber researchers had the foresight several years ...
Biological computer diagnoses cancer and produces drug in a test tube
...e of the life sciences. As in previous biological computers
produced in Shapiro's lab, input, output and "software" are all composed of DNA, the material of genes, while DNA-manipulating enzymes are used as "hardware." The newest version's input apparatus is designed to assess concentrations of specific RNA m...
Researchers awarded $2 million to create high-tech tools for fighting wildfires
...n as soon as it comes," Mandel said. "This is how computers
work in the imagination of movie directors, and this is how people expect computers
should work. Our project will help make this a reality." Wildland fires are a devastating force driv...
Nanotechnology highlights from the ACS national meeting in Anaheim, Calif., March 28-April 1
...orld's smallest lasers may pave the way for faster computers
Researchers at Harvard University say they have developed the world's smallest lasers. The lasers, composed of cadmium sulfide nanowires, can be driven by simple electrical current. What's more, several different types of nanowire lasers can be bun...
UN study shows environmental consequences from ongoing boom in personal computer sales
...ly needed worldwide to extend the life of personal computers
and slow the growth of high-tech trash, according ... rhinoceros or sports utility vehicle (SUV). While computers
become smaller and more powerful, their environmental impacts are increasing. The materials- and ene...
New DVD 'virtual' microscope at UNC-Chapel Hill
...istology curriculum. Instead, they are using their computers
and a unique DVD to study the exacting science concerned with the minute structure of cells, tissues and organs. This virtual microscope allows students to instantaneously receive high-resolution images of individual tissue slides at the click of a m...
First ever legal challenge filed against the patenting of an animal
...ur companion animals like we treat our toasters or computers
for the obvious reason that they are not inanimate objects," stated Sue Leary, AAVS President. "They are not articles of manufacture, they are not human inventions. Animal patents have no place in our society and are an inappropriate application of U...
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