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Mar 14, 2016

Get ready for DNA-based computer chips!

Posted by in categories: chemistry, computing, electronics, materials, nanotechnology

Interesting — DNA Microchips to be released soon.


Researchers presented this incredible work at the national meeting and exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in San Diego, California, on Sunday.

Adam T Woolley, professor of chemistry at Brigham Young University (BYU) said that they are planning to use DNA’s small size and base-pairing capabilities and ability to self-assemble, and direct it to make nanoscale structures that could be used for electronics.

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Mar 14, 2016

Leveraging Cloud Computing to Analyze Cancer Genome Atlas Data in a Unique Way

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing

There are at least 200 forms of cancer and many more subtypes. Cancer is caused by an accumulation of DNA errors, or mutations, that allows cells to proliferate in an uncontrolled manner. Each cancer subtype has its own unique signature of DNA mutations in its genome; identifying these mutations and understanding how they interact to drive the disease is the foundation for improving cancer prevention, early detection and treatment.

TCGA’s finalized tissue collection contains matched tumor and normal tissues from 11,000 patients, and allows for the comprehensive characterization of 33 cancer types and subtypes, including 10 rare cancers. The comprehensive data that have been generated by TCGA’s network approach are freely available and widely used by the cancer community through the TCGA Data Portal and the Cancer Genomics Hub (CGHub).

In 2012, Cycle Computing and a multinational biotechnology company partnered to leverage cloud computing to analyze TCGA data in a unique way. The firm had developed a new end-to-end solution to identify DNA mutations in the TCGA data that could act as markers and risk factors in cancer samples. This solution included the typical SNP and DNA variation workflow, as well as a custom gene fusion, chromosome aberration discovery pipeline.

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Mar 14, 2016

‘DNA origami‘ paves way for faster, cheaper computer chips

Posted by in categories: computing, electronics, nanotechnology

Scientists has opened a door to faster, cheaper computer chips with the help of ‘DNA origami.’ “We would like to use DNA’s very small size, base-pairing capabilities and ability to self-assemble, and direct it to make nanoscale structures that could be used for electronics,” Adam T. Woolley said.

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Mar 14, 2016

Behold the NANDstrocity: Samsung now shipping monster 16TB SSD

Posted by in categories: computing, electronics

Samsung’s new monster SSD is ready to ship, with a 16TB capacity, SAS support, and formally rated to perform one complete drive write per day for its entire life.

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Mar 14, 2016

The immortalist: Uploading the mind to a computer

Posted by in categories: business, computing, internet, life extension, neuroscience

While many tech moguls dream of changing the way we live with new smart devices or social media apps, one Russian internet millionaire is trying to change nothing less than our destiny, by making it possible to upload a human brain to a computer, reports Tristan Quinn.

“Within the next 30 years,” promises Dmitry Itskov, “I am going to make sure that we can all live forever.”

It sounds preposterous, but there is no doubting the seriousness of this softly spoken 35-year-old, who says he left the business world to devote himself to something more useful to humanity. “I’m 100% confident it will happen. Otherwise I wouldn’t have started it,” he says.

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Mar 14, 2016

Seagate unveils PCIe x16 SSD with 10GB/s bandwidth at Open Compute Summit

Posted by in categories: computing, electronics

Seagate is demonstrating what they claim is the fastest SSD on the market, with a 10GB/s maximum throughput speed. That would mean the SSD is fully capable of using a PCI-Express 3.0 bus — all 16 lanes of it.

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Mar 13, 2016

Laser inscribing the characters onto a computer keyboard

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Mar 13, 2016

Artificial intelligence: Go master Lee Se-dol wins against AlphaGo program

Posted by in categories: computing, entertainment, robotics/AI

A master player of the game Go has won his first match against a Google computer program, after losing three in a row in a best-of-five competition.

Lee Se-dol, one of the world’s top players, said his win against AlphaGo was “invaluable”.

The Chinese board game is considered to be a much more complex challenge for a computer than chess, and AlphaGo’s wins were seen as a landmark moment for artificial intelligence.

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Mar 13, 2016

The Computer Chronicles

Posted by in categories: computing, entertainment, virtual reality

Special thanks to archive.org for hosting these episodes. Downloads of all these episodes and more can be found at: http://archive.org/details/computerchronicles

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Mar 13, 2016

Video: What early email looked like

Posted by in categories: computing, internet, mobile phones

It can be easy to take things like modern email for granted, and nothing highlights that more than this clip from the “Database,” an old tech show that aired in the 80s.

In the segment above, you can see what sending and receiving an email was like in 1984, back when you were greeted with prompts like “phone computer” and literally had to dial in using a rotary phone. These were the days when webpages were numbered and email was such a luxury that people would excitedly sign off on messages with phrases like “electronically yours.”

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