Teaching computers to understand human languages
6 minutes ago
Researchers at the University of Liverpool have developed a set of algorithms that will help teach computers to process and understand human languages.
Exploring the landscape of cell receptors
9 minutes ago
Ever wonder how caffeine works so marvelously to give you that extra boost you need the night before your final exam?
A few modifications in the genome turn a fungal plant pathogen into a potentially beneficial organism
16 minutes ago
Because of their sedentary life, plants have to make the most of their surroundings. To do so, they take advantage of hitherto unknown molecular mechanisms to determine what benefits them and what harms them. They also grant ...
CRISPR/Cas9 used to mimic mitotic recombination to help map out genes
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(Phys.org)—A small team of researchers with the University of California has developed a way to use CRISPR/Cas9 to mimic mitotic recombination in yeast cells leading to a new way to map out genes and by doing so, determine ...
Scientists are first to discover sensory system that detects air humidity
55 minutes ago
Humidity can make us feel miserable—think of sultry summer days in Chicago, for example—but humans do not have dedicated sensory systems in the skin to detect water vapor in the air. Most insects, for whom humidity levels ...
Lele flagella motor research develops novel insights in cellular mechanics
58 minutes ago
Dr. Pushkar Lele, assistant professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, is developing novel insights in cellular mechanics with bacteria to aid in the design of superior biomedical ...
Deadly snakes or just pretending? The evolution of mimicry
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For more than a century, brightly banded and sometimes deadly coral snakes have been held up as textbook examples of a mimicry system shaped by evolution, in which a harmless species deters predators by imitating a harmful ...
For groups in conflict, genes matter
2 hours ago
Genetics could play an important role in the dynamics of human conflict, new research suggests.
Photonic crystals keep solar cells cool while still catching light
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Solar cells turn sunlight into electricity, but they're only about 20 percent efficient. Much of the leftover energy turns into heat, which actually harms the solar cell.
Silk keeps fruit fresh without refrigeration
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Half of the world's fruit and vegetable crops are lost during the food supply chain, due mostly to premature deterioration of these perishable foods, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United ...