Using the power of biology to solve challenges in defence

DASA has launched a new Themed Competition: Engineering Biology for Defense and Security Funded by the Defense and Science Technology Laboratory Run in cooperation with the US Department of Defense Up to £ 1.5m funding available for engineering biology technologies The Defense and Security Accelerator (DASA) is pleased to launch a new Themed Competition called … Read more

Gene hunting leads researchers to solve mystery of inhibition of awn elongation in sorghum – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Over the years, the domestication of grasses like wheat, rice, barley, and sorghum for consumption has resulted in certain modifications to their morphology. One such modification is the partial or complete elimination of the ‘awns’, which are the bristle- or needle-like appendages extending from the tip of the lemma in grass spikelets. The awn protects … Read more

Department of Energy ready to use Frontier supercomputer to solve 24 science problems

Written by Dave Nyczepir Jun 6, 2022 | FEDSCOOP The Department of Energy is poised to use its Frontier supercomputer to tackle 24 initial science and engineering problems with its applications and software stack. The system, which is a keystone of the agency’s Exascale Computing Project, was late last month declared – albeit with some … Read more

This Wild Proposition of a Mirror Universe Could Help Solve The Cosmology Crisis

The idea of ​​a mirror universe is a common trope in science fiction. A world similar to ours where we might find our evil doppelganger or a version of us who actually asked out our high school crush. But the concept of a mirror universe has often been studied in theoretical cosmology, and as a … Read more

4 big Milky Way mysteries the next Gaia mission data dump may solve

A treasure trove of data is set to answer some big questions about our galaxy. The data, compiled by the European Space Agency’s Gaia mission, contains an unprecedented amount of information about more than 1 billion of the brightest objects in the sky. Astronomers hope the new data, which will be released June 13, will … Read more

Hot-Blooded or Cold-Blooded? Chemical Clues Solve One of the Oldest Mysteries in Paleontology

Schematic drawing of a subset of the animals that were investigated as part of the research. Metabolic rates and resulting thermophysiological strategies are color-coded, orange hues characterize high metabolic rates coinciding with warm-bloodedness, and blue hues characterize low-metabolic rates coinciding with cold-bloodedness. From left to right: Plesiosaurus, Stegosaurus, Diplodocus, Allosaurus, Calypte (modern hummingbird). Credit: © … Read more

Here’s how impact data science can help solve global crises

Global disruptions are growing more complex, taxing the capacities of social impact organizations and governments on the front lines. Innovative companies use data science to improve every aspect of their operations, but those sophisticated tools aren’t available to many organizations and governments. Companies, funders and global institutions together can help organizations and governments build a … Read more

Science can help solve many of humanity’s problems

Science can help solve many of humanity’s problems Dr. Anthony Fauci during the COVID-19 task force daily briefing at the White House in Washington, US, Mar. 25, 2020. (Reuters) The record speed of the development of vaccines, some of them using entirely new techniques, for COVID-19 was an unexpected and hugely positive result of the … Read more

Concrete Has A Dirty Little Secret. Can Biology Solve It?

Concrete has a dirty little secret. Can biology solve it? Biomass Unless you are a particular kind of nerdy architect, you probably never think about concrete. The ancient building material is dull, heavy, and gray – not exactly inspiring. It forms the world’s largest dams, ugliest highways, and the underside of most homes. But concrete … Read more