Cryo-EM reveals ignition mechanism for DNA replication

Cryo-EM reveals ignition mechanism for DNA replication

An international team of scientists, led by structural biologists at Van Andel Research Institute, has shed new light on a critical step in DNA replication, offering fresh insights into a fundamental process of life and driver of many different diseases, including cancer.


Venus' Transit and the Search for Other Worlds

Venus' Transit and the Search for Other Worlds

 It's the final opportunity of the century to witness the rare astronomical reunion of the sun, Venus and Earth. On Tuesday, June 5 or 6, 2012, depending on your location, Venus will make its presence in the solar system visible from Earth's day side...




Bill Gates Joins the iPad's Army of Critics. Steve Jobs Couldn't Care Less.

Bill Gates Joins the iPad's Army of Critics. Steve Jobs Couldn't Care Less.

With the sudden ridicule of Steve Jobs’ new do-everything media player, Apple has abruptly become a ripe target for those who would like to take it down a notch. The tsunami of criticism is probably excessive, but it does show a change in how people perceive Apple...


Protect Your Heart at Every Age

Protect Your Heart at Every Age

You're never too young—or too old—to start lowering your heart disease risk. Of course, exercising, eating healthy and reducing stress are key throughout life, but due to physiological changes that happen as we age, certain risk factors do become more of a threat...


Millionths of a Second Can Cost Millions of Dollars

A New Way to Track Network Delays

 A New Way to Track Network Delays

Computer scientists have developed an inexpensive solution for diagnosing delays in data center networks as short as tens of millionths of seconds—delays that can lead to multi-million dollar losses for investment banks running automatic stock trading systems...


China's Tianhe-1 is world's fastest supercomputer

China's Tianhe-1 is world's fastest supercomputer

China has claimed to have built the world's fastest supercomputer, underlining its rise as a science and technology powerhouse.

The Tianhe-1 machine, housed at the National Centre for Supercomputing in the northern port city of Tianjin, is capable of sustained computing of 2...


Math Model Accurately Mimics Cell Division In Carbon-cycling Bacterium

Math Model Accurately Mimics Cell Division In Carbon-cycling Bacterium

Scientists from the Department of Biological Sciences and the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech have developed a quantitative, mathematical model of DNA replication and cell division for the bacterium Caulobacter crescentus. C. crescentus, an alpha-proteobacterium that inhabits...


Direct Evidence Of Role Of Sleep In Memory Formation Is Uncovered

Direct Evidence Of Role Of Sleep In Memory Formation Is Uncovered

A Rutgers University, Newark and Collége de France, Paris research team has pinpointed for the first time the mechanism that takes place during sleep that causes learning and memory formation to occur.

It’s been known for more than a century that sleep somehow is important for learning...


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The Nobel Prize in Physics 2009


Bussines Week | 08-11-2010

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Virginia Bioinformatics Institute | 02-08-2009

Algebra adds value to mathematical biology education


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'Magnetricity' behaves like electricity


Science daily | 04-05-2012

'Smart Doorknobs' and Gesture-Controlled Smartphones: Revolutionary Technology Enables Objects to Know Your Touch


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'NanoPen' May Write New Chapter In Nanotechnology Manufacturing


Guardian | 15-03-2011

Japanese nuclear plant hit by fire and third explosion


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How DNA Computers Will Work


New Scientist | 30-08-2009

Physicists successfully predict stock exchange plunge


France 24 | 21-06-2011

EADS reveals hypersonic successor to Concorde


Science Daily | 01-05-2013

Mediterranean Diet Linked to Preserving Memory


Yahoo! Health | 15-01-2010

8 Foods to Eat MORE of to Lose Weight


Aljazeera | 04-05-2012

Facebook pushes record-breaking IPO


Sciences news | 04-05-2012

Controversial flu research published


arstechnica | 12-07-2012

Hackers expose 453,000 credentials allegedly taken from Yahoo service


WebProNews | 19-06-2012

Microsoft Tablet: Company Unveils Surface