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Storing digital data in DNA

Storing digital data in DNA

From 80 kilobyte floppy disks, developed in 1971, to 1 terabyte portable hard drives, introduced in 2007, data storage has increased exponentially over the past decades. Now, researchers at the University of Washington, in collaboration with Microsoft, have come up with a new technique for storing data that could further...

 
 

Implementing Gestures in Robots Assists with Communication

Implementing Gestures in Robots Assists with Communication

Researchers in London have discovered that they can improve humans’ communication with robots by including hand gestures in their programming. Paul Bremner and Ute Leonards, research associates who work at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory at the University of The West of England, published a study examining the humanization of the...

 
 

Clear-cut Approach To Morality

Clear-cut Approach To Morality

Five people are in life threatening positions. Hope for them is gone, unless one innocent individual is killed. Which option would you go with? Molly Crockett from Oxford College and David Pizarro from Cornell University performed a series of research experiments suggesting that there is in fact a popular response...

 
 

Supermassive Black Hole Found in the Middle of Nowhere

Supermassive Black Hole Found in the Middle of Nowhere

Astronomers at UC Berkeley have discovered a supermassive black hole in an unusual location. The black hole is approximately seventeen billion times more massive than the sun and was found in a relatively empty region of the galaxy NGC 1600 (1). Black holes are essentially regions of space with such...

 
 

Evolutionary Science in Basketball Games

Evolutionary Science in Basketball Games

As fans watch the exciting yet seemingly random plays that take place during basketball games, they may not recognize the self-organization that occurs amongst both teams. It turns out that the cooperation of teammates during the course of the game results in innovative behaviors. A team of scientists recently proposed...

 
 
 
 
 

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