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  • April 25, 2001
  • 01:05 AM
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Corridor Analysis – A timeline of evolutionary development

by Jan Husdal in husdal.com

Locating a right-of-way for a linear facility such as a pipeline, a transmission line, a railway or a roadway can be a complex problem. Before computers invaded the field of spatial analysis, McHarg (1967) wrote one of the pioneering articles in corridor analysis. ... Read more »

Collischonn, W., & Pilar, J. (2000) A direction dependent least-cost-path algorithm for roads and canals. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 14(4), 397-406. DOI: 10.1080/13658810050024304  

Cova, T., & Goodchild, M. (2002) Extending geographical representation to include fields of spatial objects. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 16(6), 509-532. DOI: 10.1080/13658810210137040  

DOUGLAS, D. (1994) Least-cost Path in GIS Using an Accumulated Cost Surface and Slopelines. Cartographica: The International Journal for Geographic Information and Geovisualization, 31(3), 37-51. DOI: 10.3138/D327-0323-2JUT-016M  

Huber, D., & Church, R. (1985) Transmission Corridor Location Modeling. Journal of Transportation Engineering, 111(2), 114. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-947X(1985)111:2(114)  

  • November 30, -1
  • 12:00 AM
  • 2,302 views

Can we ever read articles of the opposite political persuasion? An alternative model

by scritic in Cognitive Science and Human Activity

Describes a recently published research paper on a framework for presenting ideologically diverse posts to a reader in order to get a reader to read the opposite points of view. Presents an alternative theory on how we can make readers read articles of the opposite political persuasion.... Read more »

Sean A. Munson, & Paul Resnick. (2010) Presenting diverse political opinions: how and how much. Proceedings of the 28th international conference on Human factors in computing systems. info:/http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1753326.1753543

  • November 30, -1
  • 12:00 AM
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Relating Thermodynamic Entropy to Information Entropy with Maxwell’s Demon

by Ryan Somma in ideonexus

A background on Maxwell's Demon and the thought experiments tackling the issue of converting information into energy.... Read more »

  • November 30, -1
  • 12:00 AM
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Papermaker: An easy way to validate scientific publication.

by suji george in Research Software and Book

A well written scientific publication has high chance of getting through the peer review process. Research publication has to comply with standards concerning the document format, the use of language and the citation of prior work. Once the manuscript is written in loosely structured natural language by the researcher, the manuscript has to be validated for

1) Proper use of acronyms and their definitions.

2) Spellings

3) GO and MeSH terms

4) References

Papermaker receives a scient........ Read more »

Rebholz-Schuhmann, D., Kavaliauskas, S., & Pezik, P. (2010) PaperMaker: validation of biomedical scientific publications. Bioinformatics, 26(7), 982-984. DOI: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btq060  

  • November 30, -1
  • 12:00 AM
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Autonomous, soft robots

by vitul in Think, Ask and Resolve

A Harvard University team of researchers with expertise in various fields recently came together to develop the first entirely soft robots. ... Read more »

Wehner M, Truby RL, Fitzgerald DJ, Mosadegh B, Whitesides GM, Lewis JA, & Wood RJ. (2016) An integrated design and fabrication strategy for entirely soft, autonomous robots. Nature, 536(7617), 451-5. PMID: 27558065  

  • November 30, -1
  • 12:00 AM
  • 2,060 views

Interactive software tool for optimal sequence alignments with dynamic programming.

by suji george in Research Software and Book

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Dynamic programming (DP) is an optimizing strategy commonly used in various discipline in science. It is widely used in biology to calculate optimal alignment between pairs of protein or DNA sequences. DP is so important, that it is core of many software applications available today for sequence analysis. DP algorithm is essential topic in many undergraduate and graduate bioinformatics course. Although simple in formulation, DP is not that easy for students to learn.

S........ Read more »

  • November 30, -1
  • 12:00 AM
  • 2,321 views

Crystal structure solved by protein folding game players

by Olexandr Isayev in olexandrisayev.com

Following the failure of a wide range of attempts to solve the crystal structure of M-PMV retroviral protease by molecular replacement, authors challenged players of the protein folding game Foldit to produce accurate models of the protein. Remarkably, Foldit players were able to generate models of sufficient quality for successful molecular replacement and subsequent structure determination.... Read more »

Khatib, F., DiMaio, F., Cooper, S., Kazmierczyk, M., Gilski, M., Krzywda, S., Zabranska, H., Pichova, I., Thompson, J., Popović, Z.... (2011) Crystal structure of a monomeric retroviral protease solved by protein folding game players. Nature Structural . DOI: 10.1038/nsmb.2119  

  • November 30, -1
  • 12:00 AM
  • 2,712 views

Copyright vs Medicine: If this topic isn’t covered in your newspaper this weekend, get a new newspaper

by Neurobonkers in Neurobonkers

After thirty years of silence, authors of a standard clinical psychiatric bedside test have issued take down orders of new medical research. Doctors who use copies of the bedside test which will have been printed in some of their oldest medical textbooks are liable to be sued for up to $150,000.... Read more »

Newman, J., & Feldman, R. (2011) Copyright and Open Access at the Bedside. New England Journal of Medicine, 365(26), 2447-2449. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1110652  

  • November 30, -1
  • 12:00 AM
  • 2,797 views

Is this journal for real?

by Neurobonkers in Neurobonkers

This year 134 suspect new journals have appeared from the abyss, all published by the same clandestine company “Scientific & Academic Publishing, USA“... Read more »

Morrison, Heather. (2012) Scholarly Communication in Crisis. Freedom for scholarship in the internet age. Simon Fraser University School of Communication. info:/

  • November 30, -1
  • 12:00 AM
  • 1,371 views

Robot Reveals the Inner Workings of Brain Cells

by Jason Carr in Wired Cosmos

Gaining access to the inner workings of a neuron in the living brain offers a wealth of useful information: its patterns of electrical activity, its shape, even a profile of which genes are turned on at a given moment. However, achieving this entry is such a painstaking task that it is considered an art form; it is so difficult to learn that only a small number of labs in the world practice it.... Read more »

Kodandaramaiah, S., Franzesi, G., Chow, B., Boyden, E., & Forest, C. (2012) Automated whole-cell patch-clamp electrophysiology of neurons in vivo. Nature Methods. DOI: 10.1038/nmeth.1993  

  • November 30, -1
  • 12:00 AM
  • 2,138 views

Robot Reveals the Inner Workings of Brain Cells

by Jason Carr in Wired Cosmos

Gaining access to the inner workings of a neuron in the living brain offers a wealth of useful information: its patterns of electrical activity, its shape, even a profile of which genes are turned on at a given moment. However, achieving this entry is such a painstaking task that it is considered an art form; it is so difficult to learn that only a small number of labs in the world practice it.... Read more »

Kodandaramaiah, S., Franzesi, G., Chow, B., Boyden, E., & Forest, C. (2012) Automated whole-cell patch-clamp electrophysiology of neurons in vivo. Nature Methods. DOI: 10.1038/nmeth.1993  

  • November 30, -1
  • 12:00 AM
  • 2,413 views

Supercomputers, The Human Brain and the Advent of Computational Biology

by JB Sheppard in Antisense Science

Recent developments in computational neuroscience and the modelling of biological systems prompted a look at how advanced our simulations of living systems are today. ... Read more »

  • November 30, -1
  • 12:00 AM
  • 1,839 views

A miniature turbine with blades one atom thick

by thisscienceiscrazy in This Science Is Crazy!

Chinese scientists have designed a nano-turbine using carbon nanotubes (CNT) and graphene.... Read more »

Li Jingyuan, Lina Zhao, Xingfa Gao, Yuliang Zhao, & Ruhong Zhou. (2014) Rotation Motion of Designed Nano-Turbine. Scientific Reports. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep05846  

  • November 30, -1
  • 12:00 AM
  • 1,463 views

2014: The Year in Science

by Viputheshwar Sitaraman in Draw Science

The year in review: innovative discoveries and progress in all different fields of science. [Infographic]... Read more »

Qiu, X., Wong, G., Audet, J., Bello, A., Fernando, L., Alimonti, J., Fausther-Bovendo, H., Wei, H., Aviles, J., Hiatt, E.... (2014) Reversion of advanced Ebola virus disease in nonhuman primates with ZMapp. Nature, 514(7520), 47-53. DOI: 10.1038/nature13777  

Obokata, H., Wakayama, T., Sasai, Y., Kojima, K., Vacanti, M., Niwa, H., Yamato, M., & Vacanti, C. (2014) Stimulus-triggered fate conversion of somatic cells into pluripotency. Nature, 505(7485), 641-647. DOI: 10.1038/nature12968  

Quintana, E., Barclay, T., Raymond, S., Rowe, J., Bolmont, E., Caldwell, D., Howell, S., Kane, S., Huber, D., Crepp, J.... (2014) An Earth-Sized Planet in the Habitable Zone of a Cool Star. Science, 344(6181), 277-280. DOI: 10.1126/science.1249403  

A.K. Geim, & K. S. Novoselov. (2010) The rise and rise of graphene. Nature Nanotechnology, 5(11), 755-755. DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2010.224  

  • November 30, -1
  • 12:00 AM
  • 1,331 views

2014: The Year in Science

by Viputheshwar Sitaraman in Draw Science

The year in review: innovative discoveries and progress in all different fields of science. [Infographic]... Read more »

Qiu, X., Wong, G., Audet, J., Bello, A., Fernando, L., Alimonti, J., Fausther-Bovendo, H., Wei, H., Aviles, J., Hiatt, E.... (2014) Reversion of advanced Ebola virus disease in nonhuman primates with ZMapp. Nature, 514(7520), 47-53. DOI: 10.1038/nature13777  

Obokata, H., Wakayama, T., Sasai, Y., Kojima, K., Vacanti, M., Niwa, H., Yamato, M., & Vacanti, C. (2014) Stimulus-triggered fate conversion of somatic cells into pluripotency. Nature, 505(7485), 641-647. DOI: 10.1038/nature12968  

Quintana, E., Barclay, T., Raymond, S., Rowe, J., Bolmont, E., Caldwell, D., Howell, S., Kane, S., Huber, D., Crepp, J.... (2014) An Earth-Sized Planet in the Habitable Zone of a Cool Star. Science, 344(6181), 277-280. DOI: 10.1126/science.1249403  

A.K. Geim, & K. S. Novoselov. (2010) The rise and rise of graphene. Nature Nanotechnology, 5(11), 755-755. DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2010.224  

  • November 30, -1
  • 12:00 AM
  • 1,234 views

Robotic researcher to the rescue

by kylius wilkins in It Ain't Magic

Masaki Watabe talks about automated robotic researchers, future robot rule, and scientific philosophy.... Read more »

Watabe, M., Arjunan, S., Fukushima, S., Iwamoto, K., Kozuka, J., Matsuoka, S., Shindo, Y., Ueda, M., & Takahashi, K. (2015) A Computational Framework for Bioimaging Simulation. PLOS ONE, 10(7). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0130089  

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