Technology

What Does The Vacuole Do?

Cells are complex entities. Far from being a singular mass, cells are composed out of many different parts and substructures, each specialized to perform some specific function. The various specialized structures are called organelles. If one imagines a eukaryotic cell as a house, the different organelles correspond to the different rooms of the house, each

Fast Computation Of Graph Edit Distance

Measuring the similarity between two graphs is a basic operation with many applications. For example, in the fields of chemical informatics and drug design, we often need to compare the similarity of a chemical (as modeled by a labeled graph) to a known drug (as modeled by another labeled graph) in order to evaluate the

Black Phosphorus: A Miracle Material For Future Biomedical Technology

Extensive and profound research in graphene has become a strong driver in the search for other 2 dimensional (2D) materials exhibiting a vast array of innovative properties including optical, electrical, sensing, biomedical, etc. (Yang et al., 2015). The family of 2D materials generally includes many chemical groups like 2D-transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs), transition metal dioxides

Watching Inside A Battery During The Charge/Discharge Cycle

Energy storage is one of the most important aspects of our highly demanding society. In the last decades, the search for appropriate energy storage materials has become of paramount importance to fulfill the increasing needs of electrical power. As such, energy storage has become a key research topic, and political authorities have created dedicated programs

Tackling Embedded Sensing Using Soft Robotics And Machine Learning

The human body maintains a sense of its own position and motions deriving information from multiple sensory modalities working together. They include the visual, vestibular, and somatosensory system. Among these, the human somatosensory system is the most challenging to emulate in a robotic system. The somatosensory system uses internally embedded receptors to estimate body configuration

5 Properties Of Rhombus For Math Class

In geometry, a rhombus is a special kind of quadrilateral in which all 4 sides are of equal length. A rhombus has certain unique properties that are a consequence of its definition. Some key properties of a rhombus include: Opposite angle are congruent Adjacent angles are supplementary Diagonals bisect opposite angles Diagonals bisect each other

E. Coli: Gram Stain, Shape And Size

Here is a fun fact: right now, inside your intestines, there are millions of E. coli bacteria. Sound scary? Well, don’t worry too much. Despite being the main antagonist of a recent outbreak in romaine lettuce, the vast majority of E. coli bacteria are completely harmless to humans. In fact, humans and E. coli share an important symbiotic relationship

Exactly How Much A Gallon Of Water Weighs

Exactly how much does a gallon of water weigh? A gallon of water in the US weighs approximately 8.34 lbs or 3.78 kilograms. This assumes that the water is at average pressure and temperature. It is important to know that there are different types of gallons which can be used to measure water. There is

The Building Blocks Of Proteins

Proteins are one of the most important kinds of molecules necessary for life as we know it. Proteins perform a staggering amount of function in the body: forming physical structures, catalyzing metabolic reactions, transporting molecules, signaling between cells, and more. It is estimated that the human body contains 50,000-100,000 different kinds of proteins, each of