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Putting randomness to work: unique form of nanoscale random motion may drive key cellular functions
... them, their walk would appear to be more like a drunken
sailor than a concerted motion." Composed of fibrous proteins, the microtubules include sites approximately 8 nanometers apart where kinesin heads can bind chemically. To move along this pathway, Fox argues that the kinesins use "recti...
Boston University scientists uncover the secret to movement in super-cooled water
...ndscape'." "A useful analog," she continues, "is a drunken
mountaineer amidst a large and confusing mountain range trying to find his way home. Even though drunk, the mountaineer will be sensible enough to find the mountain passes and stumble through them rather than climb over each peak! The key to understa...
Capture the flag: 'Darwin fish' may be a new version of a very old game, University of Georgia study proposes
...like the inversion rituals of carnival, where some drunken
peasantis dressed up as the king. Its purpose is not to elevate the peasant but to makefun of the king." Lessl found, by looking at the symbols on the cars, that having Darwin's name onthe fish was a major factor. The "fish with legs" symbol with the...