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BioBuilding: Synthetic Biology for Teachers: Lab 3 –TinkerCell – OpenWetWare

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As I have mentioned elsewhere I really like many of the ideas embedded in TinkerCell – Deepak Chandran did a great job in its design and implementation.  If you want to experiment with synthetic biology this is a great example for simulating a baterial photography [...]

Who’s Really Using Big Data

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Interesting survey results on reality of big data adoption.A survey of executives at Fortune 1000 companies and large government agencies about where they stand on Big Data. Three high-level takeaways.First, the people we surveyed have high hopes for what they can get out of advanced [...]

Synthetic biology and social issues – Joyce Tait

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Prof. Joyce Tait’s presentation at the 4th New Phytologist Workshop (Synthetic Biology). More videos and information from the Workshop can be found at: http:…
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How People Interact in Evolving Online Affiliation Networks

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The concept of social networks, in the age of Twitter and Facebook, seems like a really banal one. Social networks, however, have turned out to be a fertile ground for scientific studies of human interactions by not only social scientists, but also by physicists, from [...]

Microbial Cooperative Warfare

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Cooperation among individuals of the same population directed against competing populations (cooperative warfare) is widespread in animals and plants. What happens in the microbial world is much less understood. Microbes can interact with one another through chemical signals, but little is known about the nature [...]

Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner gets assembled quickly for Air India

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I have a big softspot for the 787. The shop floor instructions are created in some software developed by friends and former colleagues at Right Hemisphere and Chris and the team at Boeing Multimedia Seattle – created the groundcrew training simulator in our old Creator [...]

HPC allows UI cancer researchers to simulate tumor development | High Performance Computing

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Uterine cancer is the fourth most common cancer among women, and the most common gynecological cancer. Researchers at the University of Iowa are using high-performance computing (HPC) to investigate how a tumor develops in normal uterine epithelium.
The majority of cancer research presumes that every cell [...]

The automatic chemist

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Bartosz Grzybowski of Northwestern University in Illinois, US – who has already established himself as one of our most inventive chemists – has unveiled a ‘chemo-informatic’ scheme, Chematica, that can stake a reasonable claim to being paradigm-changing. Grzybowski and his colleagues have spent years assembling [...]

Hadoop Won’t Displace Data Management Systems: Cloudera

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ALways nice to here vendor CEO’s state sense. In this article its Cloudera’s CEO Mike Olson making sense. According to Olson, big data platform Hadoop will complement, not replace, legacy systems,. “Almost without exception, when we see Hadoop in real customer deployments, it’s stood up [...]