Posts Tagged ‘spc’

Biological composites—complex structures for functional diversity | Science

Monday, September 30th, 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

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Rather scary

The MOOC pivot | Science

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

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

Saturday, February 2nd, 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

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Friday, January 25th, 2019 First in Fly: Drosophila Research and Biological Discovery (9780674971011): Stephanie Elizabeth Mohr: Books

Saturday, November 24th, 2018

Is it time for a universal genetic forensic database? | Science

Friday, November 23rd, 2018 How Behavior Spreads: The Science of Complex Contagions (Princeton Analytical Sociology Series) (9780691175317): Damon Centola: Books

Friday, November 23rd, 2018

A time to fast | Science

Sunday, November 18th, 2018