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References
Oscillations in cell biology

Oscillations in cell biology

Karsten Kruse and Frank Jülicher // Max Planck Institut fur Physik komplexer Systeme Oscillations play an important role in many dynamic cellular processes. They can emerge as the collective dynamic behavior of an ensemble of interacting components in the cell. Examples include oscillations in cytoskeletal structures such as the axonemes of cilia. Spontaneous oscillations of...
Cultivation of an Obligate Fe(II)-Oxidizing Lithoautotrophic Bacterium Using Electrodes

Cultivation of an Obligate Fe(II)-Oxidizing Lithoautotrophic Bacterium Using Electrodes

Neutrophilic obligate Fe(II)-oxidizing bacteria (FeOB) are prevalent throughout the world in both marine and fresh- water environments, and these microbes play a direct role in the global iron cycle (1).
Patch-clamp amplifiers on a chip

Patch-clamp amplifiers on a chip

The patch-clamp amplifier is a ubiquitous tool for characterizing ion-channel activity. For the screening of pharmaceutical compounds or the characterization of expressed channels, high-throughput patch-clamp systems are being developed, where recordings are made from cells in each well of a 96 or 384-well plate. In these systems the recording is made not with a glass...
European do-it-yourself (DIY) biology: Beyond the hope, hype and horror

European do-it-yourself (DIY) biology: Beyond the hope, hype and horror

The encounter of amateur science with synthetic biology has led to the formation of several amateur/do-it-yourself biology (DIYBio) groups worldwide. Although media outlets covered DIYBio events, most seemed only to highlight the hope, hype, and horror of what DIYBio would do in the future. Here, we analyze the European amateur biology movement to find out who...

Sonification of the natural world

Genetic circuits: Bacterial 'FM radio' created

Genetic circuits: Bacterial ‘FM radio’ created

Programming living cells offers the prospect of harnessing sophisticated biological machinery for transformative applications in energy, agriculture, water remediation and medicine. Inspired by engineering, researchers in the emerging field of synthetic biology have designed a tool box of small genetic components that act as intracellular switches, logic gates, counters and oscillators. But scientists have found...
Global Consciousness Project  Meaningful Correlations in Random Data

Global Consciousness Project Meaningful Correlations in Random Data

Coherent consciousness creates order in the world Subtle interactions link us with each other and the Earth When human consciousness becomes coherent, the behavior of random systems may change. Random number generators (RNGs) based on quantum tunneling produce completely unpredictable sequences of zeroes and ones. But when a great event synchronizes the feelings of millions...
Synbio4all: Open Science

Synbio4all: Open Science

Synbio4all: part of the European Union Citizen Cyberlab consortium stimulating creative learning and are building digital tools and online collaborative platforms for citizen scientists through active engagement in various cyberscience projects. This platform is being developed at the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI), which is a place designed to help creative students and researchers develop their own research...
Hackteria: collection of DIY Biology, Open Source Art

Hackteria: collection of DIY Biology, Open Source Art

Hackteria is a webplatform and collection of Open Source Biological Art Projects instigated in February 2009 by Andy Gracie, Marc Dusseiller and Yashas Shetty, after collaboration during the Interactivos?09 Garage Science at Medialab Prado in Madrid. The aim of the project is to develop a rich wiki-based web resource for people interested in or developing...
Neil Harbisson: Sonocromatic

Neil Harbisson: Sonocromatic

With Eyeborg sonochromatic perception, Neil can hear colours and see musical notes. This has been an important source of inspiration for him in different kinds of artistic creativity. These range from performances and stage work to paintings and musical compositions based on the connection between colour and sound. http://www.eyeborgapp.com/