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Exploring art and science using microscopy, this is an on going project that I am doing, for anyone who might be interested in taking a peek.



https://www.instagram.com/electron_micronaut/?hl=en
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Observation and question ...Does early rising Fiddler Crab help to release the others in its group by excavating burrows not its own . this free individual goes to a burrow moves some sand then begins to dig in third location.

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This is a easy project . Count the number of Horseshoe Crab molts (empty shells) during molting season (usually first 2 weeks of september) to keep track of the population .This has been done for 3 years so far.The last 2 years with the counting zones being firmed up. 
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If you want to join in the exploration of a new artificial chemistry universe, then you're welcome! This is a collection of scripts and experiments with chemlambda.
Everything new happens at the branch https://github.com/chorasimilarity/chemlambda-gui/tree/gh-pages/dynamic
See:
- the demos page http://chorasimilarity.github.io/chemlambda-gui/dynamic/demos.html
- the moves and explanations, references http://chorasimilarity.github.io/chemlambda-gui/dynamic/moves.html
- the vision page http://chorasimilarity.github.io/chemlambda-gui/dynamic/vision.html

I use all the time my open notebook https://chorasimilarity.wordpress.com/ for more explanations and details.

Older gallery of examples, explanations and dowloads from the page http://imar.ro/~mbuliga/gallery.html

See also my channel for short videos about chemlambda https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO2CcqUKORdyXd_CdgEdvVQ/videos

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Are bio-computers science fiction or science fact?

In 2014, scientists created two new DNA letters, X and Y, and included them in an extra DNA sequence that they inserted into E coli cells. The E coli cells were able to copy the synthetic DNA. This means that the DNA copying mechanisms in a living creature can handle the new synthetic DNA letters.

So now scientists can start designing new genes that can be copied inside cells. The next step is to get the cells to make them into new proteins. Then perhaps the cells can be used as antibody or vaccine factories. 

Or, maybe one day even be turned into biological computers.

More here: http://leahcanscience.com/2014/12/29/synthetic-dna-living-computers/

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Sometime early next year, Ocean Sanctuaries is planning to offer an opportunity for San Diego divers to contribute to a citizen science survey of the abundant marine life that has accumulated on the Canadian destroyer 'Yukon' since its sinking off the coast of San Diego to be an artificial reef in 2000. Watch this space for updates. 

http://oceanspaces.org/blog/2015-marine-life-survey-yukon-destroyer-planned
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John Barry is an excellent example of a successful citizen scientist. Without an advanced scientific degree, and with little more than a talent for research, he produced a book that acquired for him a position on the federal government’s Infectious Disease Board of Experts. "The Great Influenza was that book. It begins by presenting a modern, scientific understanding of how a virus attacks the body. It then documents how scientists, populace and government in the US dealt with a pandemic in modern times. With the most recent resurgence of Ebola, we may do well to examine past epidemics and learn some lessons. I hope you find the review both enjoyable and edifying.

#citizenscience   #biology   #virus   #ebola   #influenza  
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