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Amazing Science: Computer Postings

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A computer is a general purpose device that can be programmed to carry out a finite set of arithmetic or logical operations. Since a sequence of operations can be readily changed, the computer can solve more than one kind of problem. Conventionally, a computer consists of at least one processing element, typically a central processing unit (CPU) and some form of memory. The processing element carries out arithmetic and logic operations, and a sequencing and control unit that can change the order of operations based on stored information.

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Amazing Science: Biotech Postings

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The concept of 'biotech' or 'biotechnology' encompasses a wide range of procedures for modifying living organisms according to human purposes, going back to domestication of animals, cultivation of plants, and "improvements" to these through breeding programs that employ artificial selection and hybridization. Biotechnology bases on pure biological sciences (genetics, microbiology, animal cell culture, molecular biology, biochemistry, embryology, cell biology) and can be defined as the mere application of technical advances in life science to develop commercial products.

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Amazing Science: Bioinformatics Postings

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Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field that develops and improves upon methods for storing, retrieving, organizing and analyzing biological data. A major activity in bioinformatics is to develop software tools to generate useful biological knowledge. Bioinformatics has become an important part of many areas of biology. In experimental molecular biology, bioinformatics techniques such as image and signal processing allow extraction of useful results from large amounts of raw data. In the field of genetics and genomics, it aids in annotating genomes and their observed mutations.

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Amazing Science: Astronomy Postings

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Astronomy is one of the oldest natural sciences and studies celestial objects (such as moons, planets, stars, nebulae, and galaxies), the physics, chemistry, mathematics, and evolution of such objects, and phenomena that originate outside the atmosphere of Earth, including supernovae explosions, gamma ray bursts, and cosmic background radiation. Theoretical astronomy is oriented towards the development of computer or analytical models to describe celestrial phenomena. A related but distinct subject, cosmology, is concerned with studying the universe as a whole.

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Amazing Science: Anthropology Postings

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Evolutionary anthropology is the interdisciplinary study of the evolution of human physiology and human behavior and the relation between hominids and non-hominid primates. Studies of biological evolution generally concern the evolution of the human form. Note that cultural evolution is not the same as biological evolution. Evolutionary anthropology also studies human anatomy, endocrinology, and neurobiology and differences and changes between species, variation between human groups, the relationships to cultural factors, and the interaction of humans with their environment.

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Amazing Science: Aging and Senescence Postings

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The aging of whole organisms is called organismal senescence. In general, aging is characterized by the declining ability to respond to stress, increased homeostatic imbalance, and increased risk of aging-associated diseases. Death is the ultimate consequence of aging. Senescence occurs both on the level of the whole organism (organismal senescence) as well as on the level of its individual cells (cellular senescence). Senescence is by far the leading cause of death across the globe, in industrialized nations, the proportion is reaching 90%.

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Amazing Science : Most Popular Postings

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Your ultimate online portal to the future. Reporting on what's new and what's next in technology, science, gadgets, astronomy, physics, math, green tech and much more. We are aggregating science news from over 1,600 international news sources and select the best science news every day, 7 days a week, 24 hours per day. A ranking algorithm preselects the postings. Dubious non-peer reviewed science is filtered out. Amazing Science is the ultimate source to stay on top of the ever changing disciplines of science and get have a scientific resource to your disposal that is unpresidented.

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Amazing Science: Chemistry Postings

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Chemistry, a branch of physical science, is the study of the composition, properties and behavior of matter. As it is a fundamental component of matter, the atom is the basic unit of chemistry. Chemistry is concerned with atoms and their interactions with other atoms, with particular focus on the properties of the chemical bonds formed between species. Chemistry is also concerned with the interactions between atoms or molecules and various forms of energy. Chemistry is sometimes called "the central science" because it bridges other natural sciences like physics, geology and biology.

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Amazing Science: Biology Postings

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Biology is a natural science concerned with the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, evolution, distribution, and taxonomy. Modern biology is a vast and eclectic field, composed of many different branches and subdisciplines. Biology generally recognizes the cell as the basic unit of life, genes as the basic unit of heredity, and evolution as the engine that propels the synthesis and creation of new species. It is also understood today that all organisms survive by consuming and transforming energy to maintain a stable and vital condition during their life-time.

 

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Mohammad Ibrahim's curator insight, February 2, 2014 4:18 PM

Biology is a diverse field and a rapidly expanding science; the new explorations in biology is changing our perspective of our living world. 

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Amazing Science: Big Data Postings

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Big data are a collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing applications. The challenges include capture, curation, storage, search, sharing, transfer, analysis, and visualization. The trend to larger and larger data sets is due to the additional information derivable from analysis of a single large set of related data, as compared to separate smaller sets with the same total amount of data, allowing hidden correlations to be found.

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Amazing Science: Science and Art Postings

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Science and art naturally overlap and there has long been a connection between both, which can be traced back to the Egyptian pyramids. History proves that the two disciplines cannot exist without each other, enduring in constantly changing and evolving relationships. Both are a means of investigation. Both involve ideas, theories, and hypotheses that are tested in places where mind and hand come together—the laboratory and studio. Artists, like scientists, study—materials, people, culture, history, religion, mythology — and learn to transform information.

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Amazing Science: Artificial Intelligence (AI) Postings

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is a technology and a branch of computer science that studies and develops intelligent machines and software. AI research is divided by several technical issues. The central goals of AI research include reasoning, knowledge, planning, learning, communication, perception and the ability to move and manipulate objects. General intelligence (or "strong AI") is still among the field's long term goals. Currently popular approaches include statistical methods, computational intelligence and traditional symbolic AI.

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Amazing Science: 3D Printing Postings

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3D printing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital model using additive processes, where an object is created by laying down successive layers of material. 3D printing is considered distinct from traditional machining techniques which mostly rely on the removal of material by drilling, cutting etc (subtractive processes). 3D printing is used in the fields of industrial design, architecture, engineering, automotive, aerospace, many dental / medical applications, education, geographic information systems, civil engineering, and many others.

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MelissaRossman's curator insight, August 30, 2013 10:55 AM

good

MelissaRossman's comment, August 30, 2013 10:55 AM
oustanding