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Artificial aggregates promise to improve road safety by increasing skid resistance – and also reducing road noise, said Cesare Sangiorgi of the University of Bologna in Italy.
Living cells containing artificial genomes have come a step closer after researchers reported the creation of the world’s first fully computer-generated genome (PNAS, doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1818259116).
The topic of climate change featured heavily in the presentation by AAAS President Steven Chu, speaking at the organisation’s annual meeting in Seattle in February 2020. To keep below the 1.5-1.8°C of temperature rise would require the world to switch to negative emissions by 2080, said Chu.
Artificial intelligence is helping to speed the creation of new molecules and living cells by synthetic biology
Scientists in the US believe that a toothpaste that shows up plaque might help to reduce heart attacks and strokes.
From boosting athletes’ performance to saving the environment, modern sports shoes claim to do it all, but can they deliver?
A protein comprised of 100 amino acids could therefore potentially assume any of a staggering 20100 different forms. To date, Nature has sampled only a few of these, according to David Baker, Director of the Institute for Protein Design at the University of Washington, US. Understanding the fundamentals of protein folding allows researchers to make new proteins not found in Nature, Baker said.