Posts Tagged ‘fromspc’

Human speech may have a universal transmission rate: 39 bits per second | Science | AAAS

April 14, 2020

Some languages were clearly faster than others: no surprise there. But when the researchers took their final step—multiplying this rate by the bit rate to find out how much information moved per second—they were shocked by the consistency of their results. No matter how fast or slow, how simple or complex, each language gravitated toward an average rate of 39.15 bits per second, they report today in Science Advances. In comparison, the world’s first computer modem (which came out in 1959) had a transfer rate of 110 bits per second, and the average home internet connection today has a transfer rate of 100 megabits per second (or 100 million bits).

Somatic evolution and global expansion of an ancient transmissible cancer lineage | Science

April 14, 2020

Adrian Baez-Ortega1, Kevin Gori1,*, Andrea Strakova1,*, Janice L. Allen2, Karen M. Allum3, Leontine Bansse-Issa4, …. Michael R. Stratton62, Ludmil B. Alexandrov63, Iñigo Martincorena62, Elizabeth P. Murchison1,†

Science 02 Aug 2019:
Vol. 365, Issue 6452, eaau9923
DOI: 10.1126/science.aau9923

Kroger – Zero Hunger | Zero Waste

April 14, 2020

The Human Screenome Project – In the Screenomics Lab at Stanford University

April 13, 2020

The Human Screenome Project – In the Screenomics Lab at Stanford University

How This Startup Is Using Bacteria to Grow Bricks From Scratch |

April 12, 2020


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March 23, 2020

Biological composites—complex structures for functional diversity | Science

September 30, 2019

An example is the combination of rigidity and flexibility in protein-based teeth of the squid sucker ring. Other examples are time-delayed actuation in plant seed pods triggered by environmental signals, such as fire and water, and surface nanostructures that combine light manipulation with mechanical protection or water repellency. Bioinspired engineering transfers some of these structural principles into technically more relevant base materials to obtain new, often unexpected combinations of material properties. Less appreciated is the huge potential of using bioinspired structural complexity to avoid unnecessary chemical diversity, enabling easier recycling and, thus, a more sustainable materials economy.

Quantifying the Holocaust: Hyperintense kill rates during the Nazi genocide | Science Advances

February 19, 2019

Rather scary

The MOOC pivot | Science

February 19, 2019

The effects of death and post-mortem cold ischemia on human tissue transcriptomes | Nature Communications

February 2, 2019

Changes in gene activity may one day reveal…time of death Discusses paper by @RodericGuigo (“Effects of death & post-mortem cold ischemia on….#transcriptomes,” Obvious forensic interest but maybe a #privacy angle as well

Changes in gene activity may one day reveal the time of death for crime victims