Other Science Articles

Here is the collection of expert Insight articles that deal with various sciences outside physics. These would include biology, chemistry, earth and computer sciences.

algorithms

Intro to Algorithms for Programming

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Many threads here at PF include some question about how to learn…
dna_stretch

New Research on Untying Knots in Polymers

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A joint computational-experimental paper that I worked on was…
cameralense

New High Performance Ultra-wide Angle Lenses

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Note, unless otherwise specified, all focal lengths are in terms…
experimenthistory

History's First Science Experiments

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In this Insight I'm going to talk about two of the first science…
polymer

Polymer Physics and Genetic Sequencing

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IntroductionMy main research focuses on using DNA molecules…
softwarenotperfect

Why Your Software is Never Perfect

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We occasionally have students ask for help on software, "My software…
Mitochondria

When did Mitochondria Evolve?

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Historically, life is categorized into three broad domains: bacteria,…
computermath

Why Can't My Computer Do Simple Arithmetic?

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The first computer I owned was an Apple IIe computer, with a…
cancer

What Causes Cancer: Bad Luck or Bad Lifestyles?

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What causes cancer?  For the most part, cancer is a disease…
DNA

Atomic Positioning with DNA Hinges

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I was perusing the Nature Nanotechnology website today when I…
Alzheimers

Can Gene Editing Eliminate Alzheimer's Disease?

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The development of the CRISPR/Cas9 system has made gene editing…
CrispR DNA

Why CRISPR Technologies Won't Lead to Designer Babies

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The prospect of designer babies has been a staple of the dystopian…
bioethics

The New Bioethics | A 21st Century Overview

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It used to be that worrying about the future meant worrying about…
evolution_evidence

5 Pieces of Evidence for Evolution

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Evidence for evolution Here's some of the evidence available…
amplifier

Studio in a Box: Digital Modeling Amplifiers

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Musical-recording age Since the dawn of the musical-recording…