Manu Prakash has developed what may be the game-changer in health care in developing countries. Remarkable what a 50-cent, fully-functional microscope can do!
Flow is a positive psychological state in which people feel deeply involved in meaningful actions. Educators can promote flow through gamifying their curriculum. Which can help them create immersive, challenging, and joyful learning experiences.
Read more in this #Research Digest: http://bit.ly/1ds89VI
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It blows my mind, as all of this is fairy recent. The pace of innovation in life sciences is like a speeding fast train!
Another interesting thing is that bacteria use their immune system not only to fight against infection with viruses, some of them use it to hide from the immune system of a host (us for example). Question is if we can use the master's tool to defeat it and stop bacterial infections. Some dedicated hard working scientists are working long hours to that end, we should be thankful to them and the larger scientific community
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Palindromes are quiet unique in that they date back to at least to 79 AD, as a palindrome was found as a graffito at Herculaneum, a city buried by ash in that year. This palindrome, called the Sator Square, consists of a sentence written in Latin: "Sator Arepo Tenet Opera Rotas" ("The sower Arepo holds with effort the wheels"). It is remarkable for the fact that the first letters of each word form the first word, the second letters form the second word, and so forth. Hence, it can be arranged into a word square that reads in four different ways: horizontally or vertically from either top left to bottom right or bottom right to top left. As such, they can be referred to as #palindromatic.
Palindrome Phrases & Record
Palindromes often consist of a phrase or sentence, e.g.: "Eva, can I stab bats in a cave?", "Mr. Owl ate my metal worm", "Was it a car or a cat I saw?", "A nut for a jar of tuna", "Do geese see God?", "Ma is as selfless as I am", "On a clover, if alive erupts a vast pure evil, a fire volcano." "Dammit, I'm mad!", "A Toyota's a Toyota", "Go hang a salami, I'm a lasagna hog", and "A Santa lived as a devil at NASA".
According to Guinness World Records, the Finnish word saippuakivikauppias (soapstone vendor), a 19-letter word, is claimed to be the world's longest palindromic word in everyday use.
Joseph Haydn's Symphony No. 47 in G is nicknamed "the Palindrome". The third movement, minuet and trio is a musical palindrome. The second half of the piece is the same as the first but backwards.
Palindromes exist in our DNA!
In most genomes or sets of genetic instructions, palindromic motifs are found. The meaning of palindrome in the context of genetics is slightly different, however, from the definition used for words and sentences. Since the DNA is formed by two paired strands of nucleotides, and the nucleotides always pair in the same way (Adenine (A) with Thymine (T), Cytosine (C) with Guanine (G)), a (single-stranded) sequence of DNA is said to be a palindrome if it is equal to its complementary sequence read backward. For example, the sequence ACCTAGGT is palindromic because its complement is TGGATCCA, which is equal to the original sequence in reverse complement. A palindromic DNA sequence may form a hairpin loop (see photo).
Photo 2: Palindrome of DNA structure A: Palindrome, B: Loop, C: Stem
Photo 3: Sator Square 79 A.D.
Read more here: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palindrome
#Science #DNA #SatorSquare #palindrome #Dammitimmad
I think I just found my new favorite song, thanks to NPR for featuring this band and this awesome song!
In another word, Don't give up!
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