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Secret Code Discovered In Human DNA - Health News. December 13, 2013 [ Watch the Video: Human DNA Has Been Hiding A Secret ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online A newly discovered ‘second code’ hiding within our DNA is casting new light on how changes to DNA impact health and disease, according to a study published Friday in the journal Science.

Secret Code Discovered In Human DNA - Health News

The new code is changing the way scientists read and interpret genetic instructions and mutations. A Game to Map the Brain. Corporation. How graphene and friends could harness the Sun’s energy. 03 May 2013 Combining wonder material graphene with other stunning one-atom thick materials could create the next generation of solar cells and optoelectronic devices, scientists have revealed.

How graphene and friends could harness the Sun’s energy

University of Manchester and National University of Singapore researchers have shown how building multi-layered heterostructures in a three-dimensional stack can produce an exciting physical phenomenon exploring new electronic devices. The breakthrough, published in Science, could lead to electric energy that runs entire buildings generated by sunlight absorbed by its exposed walls; the energy can be used at will to change the transparency and reflectivity of fixtures and windows depending on environmental conditions, such as temperature and brightness.

CodeSpells. A video game that teaches how to program in Java. One of the characters in the CodeSpells game environment (credit: UC San Diego) CodeSpells, an immersive, first-person player video game designed to teach students in elementary to high school how to program in the popular Java language, has been developed by University of California, San Diego computer scientists.

A video game that teaches how to program in Java

The researchers tested the game on a group of 40 girls, ages 10 to 12, who had never been exposed to programming before. In just one hour of play, the girls had mastered some of Java’s basic components and were able to use the language to create new ways of playing with the game. “CodeSpells is the only video game that completely immerses programming into the game play,” said William Griswold, a computer scientist at the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego.

The UC San Diego computer scientists plan to release the game for free and make it available to any educational institution that requests it. How CodeSpells works Computer science learning theory. INTP Relationships, Love & Mating. By Dr.

INTP Relationships, Love & Mating

A.J. Drenth While sometimes presenting as aloof or self-focused, INTPs often attract potential mates through their Extraverted Intuition (Ne) and Extraverted Feeling (Fe). - Marko Rodin - Rodin Coil - Waterfox. Vortex Based Mathematics - Marko Rodin - YouTube - Waterfox. Vortex Flame Amplifier/ Regenerative Combustor/ Solid Fuel/ Waste Recycling - Waterfox. These are the graphic plans outlining research completed1981.

Vortex Flame Amplifier/ Regenerative Combustor/ Solid Fuel/ Waste Recycling - Waterfox

Vortex geometries were studied for high temperature refractory construction. A small scale model was built and tested. The Mars Society. Home. Mars Facts. Volunteers For Mars Colonization Wanted: Apply Today [VIDEO] Its goal is to create a permanent settlement on the red planet that could pave the way for future space colonies.

Volunteers For Mars Colonization Wanted: Apply Today [VIDEO]

It’s a beta test for planetary colonization, and Mars One seeks to establish an environment that is a “sustainable outpost designed to receive astronauts every two years.” According to Mars One, the company has “developed a precise, realistic plan based entirely upon existing technologies. It is both economically and logistically feasible, in motion through the integration of existing suppliers and experts in space exploration.” Would You Volunteer for a One-Way Trip to Mars? Would you volunteer for a one-way trip to Mars, never again to return to the Earth?

Would You Volunteer for a One-Way Trip to Mars?

That is the proposition the non-profit organization Mars One is putting forth for a group of 4 brave people with a distinct lack of nostalgia for old Mother Earth. Once on the red planet, they will establish a habitable, sustainable outpost designed to receive additional astronauts every two years. If the plan works, we will see Mars being colonized by as early as 2023… that’s 10 short years people! New Insights Into the Genetic Code. Swiss Researchers are looking several billion years back in time, when life on Earth was just beginning to examine how a primitive protein was able to evolve.

New Insights Into the Genetic Code

The journey into the past also afforded the scientists a glimpse into the future of synthetic biology. The first primitive life forms that developed on Earth around four billion years ago had little in common with today's organisms. They probably managed without proteins. And the first proteins that formed in the following few hundred million years to become essential elements of the living world also differed from those of today: scientists assume that the first proteins were composed of a reduced repertoire of only seven or eight different amino acids. Apart from the twenty universal amino acids, a more complex incorporation mechanism allows the use of a twenty-first amino acid called selenocysteine. The repertoire of today's proteins, however, typically contains twenty amino acids. GSF2013.

Mueller Planetarium to unveil mural-sized images from NASA. Is our universe inside a bubble? First observational test of the 'multiverse' The theory that our universe is contained inside a bubble, and that multiple alternative universes exist inside their own bubbles -- making up the 'multiverse' -- is, for the first time, being tested by physicists.

Is our universe inside a bubble? First observational test of the 'multiverse'

Two research papers published in Physical Review Letters and Physical Review D are the first to detail how to search for signatures of other universes. Physicists are now searching for disk-like patterns in the cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation -- relic heat radiation left over from the Big Bang -- which could provide tell-tale evidence of collisions between other universes and our own. Many modern theories of fundamental physics predict that our universe is contained inside a bubble. Learning the Alien Language of Dolphins. Humans and dolphins are inventing a common language together.

Learning the Alien Language of Dolphins

This is big news! Tuning graphene film so it sheds water. Windshields that shed water so effectively that they don't need wipers. Ship hulls so slippery that they glide through the water more efficiently than ordinary hulls. These are some of the potential applications for graphene, one of the hottest new materials in the field of nanotechnology, raised by the research of James Dickerson, assistant professor of physics at Vanderbilt. Scientists Find Cheap Solar Panel Material In Toothpaste – New Tech Gadgets & Electronic Devices.

Will 'Bionic Bodies' Offer High-Tech Hope to the Disabled? Computer learns language by playing games. Computers are great at treating words as data: Word-processing programs let you rearrange and format text however you like, and search engines can quickly find a word anywhere on the Web. But what would it mean for a computer to actually understand the meaning of a sentence written in ordinary English — or French, or Urdu, or Mandarin? One test might be whether the computer could analyze and follow a set of instructions for an unfamiliar task. And indeed, in the last few years, researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab have begun designing machine-learning systems that do exactly that, with surprisingly good results. Starting from scratch “Games are used as a test bed for artificial-intelligence techniques simply because of their complexity,” says Branavan, who was first author on both ACL papers.

Moreover, Barzilay says, game manuals have “very open text. So initially, its behavior is almost totally random. Blog Archive » Scientists train mouse nerves to grow through series of tubes.