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Who are the users of synthetic DNA? Using metaphors to activate microorganisms at the center of synthetic biology.

2018 Jul 14;14(1):15. doi: 10.1186/s40504-018-0080-3.<p>1Science, Technology, and Innovation Studies, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. …

Brain function partly replicated by nanomaterials: Molecular/carbon nanotube network devices enable artificial spiking neurons that mimic nerve impulse generation

Molecular/carbon nanotube network devices enable artificial spiking neurons that mimic nerve impulse generation<p>Researchers have created extremely …

Artificial Intelligence

Finland offers free online Artificial Intelligence course to anyone, anywhere

Helsinki University and tech strategy firm Reaktor say they want to make Finland the world's most educated country in the field of artificial …

The Myth of 'Learning Styles'

A popular theory that some people learn better visually or aurally keeps getting debunked.<p>In the early ‘90s, a New Zealand man named Neil Fleming decided to sort through something that had puzzled him during his time monitoring classrooms as a school inspector. In the course of watching 9,000 …

Pedagogy

Predictions for the lab of the future

There are so many innovations waiting to serve scientists that it is quite incredible they have not been adopted sooner. In this insightful opinion …

Artificial Intelligence

Neoliberalism: the idea that swallowed the world

The word has become a rhetorical weapon, but it properly names the reigning ideology of our era – one that venerates the logic of the market and strips away the things that make us human. By Stephen Metcalf<p>Last summer, researchers at the International Monetary Fund settled a long and bitter debate …

Economics

A Modular Approach to Building Complex Synthetic Circuits

1.<p>Kis Z, Sant’Ana Pereira H, Homma T, Pedrigi RM, Krams R (2015) Mammalian synthetic biology: emerging medical applications. J R Soc Interface …

Design of Synthetic Promoters for Gene Circuits in Mammalian Cells

1.<p>Benner SA, Sismour AM (2005) Synthetic biology. Nat Rev Genet 6(7):533–543CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar<p>2.<p>Schukur L, Geering B, Charpin-El Hamri G, …

Genome modularity and synthetic biology: Engineering systems

Abstract<p>Whole genome sequencing projects running in various laboratories around the world has generated immense data. A systematic phylogenetic …

Synthetic Biology Creates Living Computers

Most people have at least a fuzzy idea of what DNA is. Ask about RNA, though, and unless you are talking to a biologist, you are likely to get even …

Biology

Nanoelectronic barcoding on lab on a chip could monitor health, germs and pollutants

(<i>Nanowerk News</i>) Imagine wearing a device that continuously analyzes your sweat or blood for different types of biomarkers, such as proteins that show …

Scientists turned a genetically modified dragonfly into a drone

At a certain point it becomes really difficult to scale down machines. A tiny drone can only be so tiny.<p>Scientists at Draper have come up with a solution: make a drone out of a dragonfly.<p>Researchers at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) genetically modified a dragonfly to make the nerve …

Organisms

Craig Venter's ‘Digital-to-Biological Converter’ Is Real

Right now, it prints proteins. In the far future, it could print human babies on Mars.<p>Craig Venter thinks that sending living organisms to other galaxies on spaceships is "definitely" science fiction. It's much more realistic, he thinks, to print them on-site using digital representations of their …

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY DESIGN AND HOST CELL SIMULATION - NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS<p>The present application is a filing under 35 U.S.C. 371 as the National Stage of International Application No. …

Applications of CRISPR-Cas for synthetic biology and genetic recording

Abstract<p>The epic arms race between microbes and their predators was the driving force behind the evolution and diversification of the truly …

How to Call B.S. on Big Data: A Practical Guide

“Nothing that you will learn in the course of your studies will be of the slightest possible use to you,” the Oxford philosophy professor John Alexander Smith told his students, in 1914, “save only this: if you work hard and intelligently, you should be able to detect when a man is talking rot.” …

Python For Finance: Algorithmic Trading

<i>Originally published at</i> <i>https://www.datacamp.com/community/tutorials/finance-python-trading</i><p>Technology has become an asset in finance: financial …

Scientists remotely move a mouse’s whiskers with electrodes outside its brain

This could be a big deal for Parkinson’s, depression, and epilepsy<p>Scientists can now move a mouse’s whiskers, ears, and a paw using just electrodes on the outside of the animal’s head. This new method can stimulate deep parts of the brain without surgery and — if it pans out in humans — it could be …

Use of processed data to design an orderly logic gate to construct plasmids in GenoCAD.

2017 Apr;11(2):65-68. doi: 10.1049/iet-syb.2016.0043.<p>Shi P1, Wu T1, Li P1, Guo B2, Fang G3, Dong Y4.<p>1Department of Computer Sciences, Shaanxi Normal …

China

Print On Demand

I am contemplating another P.O.D. venture. (That is, “print on demand”–the<p>modern form of vanity publishing.) I did one before via the P.O.D. …

Derbyshire

I f**king hate science

<b>(AP/Dennis Van Tine)</b><p>Neil deGrasse Tyson’s streamlined astrophysics book and the perils of popular scientism<p>John Semley<p>May 7, 2017 3:00pm (UTC)<p>In late July 2014, a Twitter user named @dogboner posted a photo of a man on a subway train working on his laptop, accompanied by the caption, “Some guy …

Stephen Hawking

Deep, Deep Trouble

I am really confused. I keep changing my opinion on a daily basis, and I cannot seem to settle on one solid view of this puzzle. No, I am not talking …

The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked

A shadowy global operation involving big data, billionaire friends of Trump and the disparate forces of the Leave campaign influenced the result of the EU referendum. As Britain heads to the polls again, is our electoral process still fit for purpose?<p><i>“The connectivity that is the heart of</i> …

Great British Bake Off

Sequence-independent cloning methods for long DNA fragments applied to synthetic biology

Abstract<p>Simplified methods to assemble DNA fragments by independent cloning sequence have helped in the progress of synthetic biology, allowing some …

All Eyes on Blockchain: A New Way to Do Business - MIT Technology Review

Intelligence

Semiconductor Synthetic Biology for Information Processing and Storage Technologies

Funding Opportunity ID:<p>293588<p>Opportunity Number:<p>17-557<p>Opportunity Title:<p>Semiconductor Synthetic Biology for Information Processing and Storage …

Sobre la práctica científica

<b>26 de abril de 2017</b><p>José Antonio Acevedo-Díaz<br>Inspector de Educación jubilado. Huelva, España <b><br>Resumen</b>: En este documento se propone, primero, una …

Ditch Facebook And Make Yourself Smarter With These 10 Hottest Learning Sites

The average person spends nearly two hours every day on social media.1<p>Think about it, what will we achieve when we spend these two hours on something …

Social Media

We're Entering A New Era of Mass Collaboration

In a networked world, the best way to become a dominant player is to be an indispensable partner<p>In 1991, Linus Torvalds released the Linux kernel on the Internet and invited anyone who wanted to download, use and modify it. In an amazingly short amount of time, a community built up around Torvalds' …