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January 8, 2015
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Computer Scientists at UT Austin Crack Code for Redrawing Bird Family Tree

AUSTIN, Texas — A new computational technique developed at The University of Texas at Austin has enabled an international consortium to produce an avian tree of life that points to the origins of various bird species. A graduate student at the … Continue reading

January 1, 2015
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Der Ursprung der Sprache des Lebens

Möglicherweise neue Ebene der Genregulation entdeckt Das Leben kennt nur eine Sprache: den genetischen Code. Dieser beschreibt, wie Informationen im genetischen Material gespeichert sind und ist für alle Lebewesen identisch – egal ob es sich um ein einfaches Bakterium oder … Continue reading

January 26, 2014
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(R)Evolution des Währungssystems durch Bitcoins?

Als die Finanzkrise 2009 die breite Öffentlichkeit erreicht, ist klar: Es gibt ein Problem mit dem globalisierten Wirtschaftssystem. Staaten sind in einem historisch einmaligen Maße von Finanzmärkten abhängig und Reformvorschläge wie die Tobinsteuer werden aus genau diesem Grund verworfen. Ein … Continue reading

May 5, 2013
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New Algorithm Helps Evaluate, Rank Scientific Literature

Keeping up with current scientific literature is a daunting task, considering that hundreds to thousands of papers are published each day. Now researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a computer program to help them evaluate and rank scientific … Continue reading

October 9, 2012
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A Welcome Predictability

Berkeley Lab Researchers Develop New Tool for Making Genetic Engineering of Microbial Circuits Reliably Predictable Synthetic biology is the latest and most advanced phase of genetic engineering, holding great promise for helping to solve some of the world’s most intractable … Continue reading

April 13, 2012
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H3+: The Molecule that Made the Universe

In a study that pushed quantum mechanical theory and research capabilities to the limit, UA researchers have found a way to see the molecule that likely made the universe – or at least the hot and fiery bits of it. … Continue reading

March 27, 2012
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Study: Including Ads in Mobile Apps Poses Privacy, Security Risks

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found that including ads in mobile applications (apps) poses privacy and security risks. In a recent study of 100,000 apps in the official Google Play market, researchers noticed that more than half contained … Continue reading

March 7, 2012
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Brought Together by Chickens: Behind the Popular Game Wordament

*How two Microsoft employees built a hit game for Windows Phone, which launched as one of the first apps on Windows 8.* REDMOND, Wash. – March 7, 2012 – Wordament, the hit Windows Phone game developed by two Microsoft employees, … Continue reading