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Martin Hanczyc: The line between life and not-life

Martin Hanczyc: The line between life and not-life
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5 Mind-Blowing Projects by College Kids College graduates may still have a tough time finding a decent job in this economy, but some students are trying to make the best use of their time in the classroom. We've rounded up five mind-blowing projects by college kids for your viewing enjoyment. Continue reading to see more. 5. Arcade Game Washing Machine File this under: top 10 student inventions. 4. Called the JediBot, this innovative Kinect-controlled robot, developed by Stanford University students, "can wield a foam sword (light saber, if you will) and duel a human combatant for command of the empire." 3. Students from Dartmouth College and the University of Bologna have developed WalkSafe, an innovative app that's designed to alert smartphone users when a car is near. 2. Believe it or not, particle engineer Paul Luckham and fashion designer Manel Torres from Imperial College London combined cotton fibers, polymers and a solvent to form a liquid that becomes a fabric when sprayed. 1.

29+ Evidences for Macroevolution: Part 1 Prediction 1.1: The fundamental unity of life According to the theory of common descent, modern living organisms, with all their incredible differences, are the progeny of one single species in the distant past. In spite of the extensive variation of form and function among organisms, several fundamental criteria characterize all life. Some of the macroscopic properties that characterize all of life are (1) replication, (2) heritability (characteristics of descendents are correlated with those of ancestors), (3) catalysis, and (4) energy utilization (metabolism). At a very minimum, these four functions are required to generate a physical historical process that can be described by a phylogenetic tree. If every living species descended from an original species that had these four obligate functions, then all living species today should necessarily have these functions (a somewhat trivial conclusion). Confirmation: The common polymers of life Nucleic acids are the genetic material of life

9 of the coolest educational videos from TED-Ed By Lauren Granger on 30 April, 2012 398 Share When TED launched its educational website for younger students last week, I think teachers everywhere realised they had to up their game. How Simple Ideas Lead to Scientific Discoveries How can you not wish that Mythbusters’ Adam Savage was your science teacher? Just How Small is an Atom? Ok, so this one is kind of brain-warping. The Cockroach Beatbox If you can get past the part where neuroscientist Greg Gage dismembers a cockroach, you will never forget how electrical energy moves your limbs ever again. How Folding Paper Can Get You to the Moon In an interesting example of exponential growth, Adrian Paenza explains how, theoretically, if you could fold a piece of paper that was 0.001cm thick 45 times over, you would have a piece of paper tall enough to reach the moon. How Many Universes are There? The Real Origin of the Franchise McDonald’s didn’t invent the franchising business model? Ah, good question. 398

Description Synthetic Biology Synthetic biology is perhaps the most accelerating science. In fact, since biology became an information technology, for the past several years synthetic biology has been developing even faster than Moore's Law. And just one example - paralel to the pioneering days of computer science, is the explosion in DIY biology garage-based hacker labs. There is a large and rapidly growing number of relevant YouTube videos. Synthetic Biology Explained From selective breeding to genetic modification, our understanding of biology is now merging with the principles of engineering to bring us synthetic biology. Modern Biotechnology 2011 (Synthetic biology) - Science of the Unthinkable.!! "Synthetic biology is a new area of biological research that combines science and engineering. Synthetic Biology Synthetic biology either builds new life using standardized genetic building blocks, or makes radical changes to existing life forms. Andrew Hessel - Introduction to Synthetic Biology

Top 10 Student Inventions You don't have to be a famous researcher or engineer to come up with the next big invention. These ten student projects prove just that. They range from a homemade nuclear reactor to a 300mph electric vehicle. Continue reading to see them all. 10. Spokesless Bicycle Engineering students at Yale University wanted to build a bicycle unlike any other, so what did they do? [Source] 9. Making a mimosa (champagne and orange juice) just got easier, with this nifty wireless automatic drink mixer, built by University of Washington students. 8. Two students from India have developed an innovative cell phone-controlled tractor. 7. Built by MIT student Nathan Linder, the LuminAIR is a robotic lamp that essentially "combines a Pico-projector, camera, and wireless computer in a compact form factor." [Source] 6. This awesome semi-automatic NERF Longshot gun was built by engineering student -- and TechEBlog reader -- Philip H. specifically for his university's Humans Vs. [Source] 5. [Source] 4. [Source] 3.

01.12.2009 - Mice without key enzyme eat without becoming obese, new study finds By Sarah Yang, Media Relations | 12 January 2009 BERKELEY — Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have identified a new enzyme that plays a far more important role than expected in controlling the breakdown of fat. In a new study to be published Jan. 11 in the journal Nature Medicine, researchers report that mice that have had this enzyme disabled remained lean despite eating a high-fat diet and losing a hormone that suppresses appetite. "We have discovered a new enzyme within fat cells that is a key regulator of fat metabolism and body weight, making it a promising target in the search for a treatment for human obesity," said Hei Sook Sul, UC Berkeley professor of nutritional sciences and toxicology and principal investigator of the research. The enzyme in the spotlight, adipose-specific phospholipase A2 (AdPLA), is found in abundance only in fat tissue. Notably, the enzyme did not appear to affect appetite since the two groups ate equivalent amounts. The U.S.

Characteristics of Living Things" Tank Attack Q and A The game below is just one of the thousands of games at What2Learn. Sign up for free access! Interactive game 5724: Questions include: An action by an organism or part of an organism causing a change of position or placeThe chemical reactions that break down nutrient molecules in living cells to release energyAnswers include: excretion, growth, movement, nutrition, reproduction, respirationrespirationrespiration If you can see this text, then either you have JavaScript turned off, or Flash Player is not installed, or both. Recent Science games created by W2L users: What2Learn contains thousands of interactive games.

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