Saturday, March 19, 2011

Signature in the Cell

Signature in the Cell This article on Meyer's book is filled with ideas and resources that deserve consideration. I would like to consider them further.

Monday, December 27, 2010

The Journal Science Interviews J. Craig Venter About the first "Syntheti...

Dr. Venter has created a replication of an existing life form from four chemicals sequenced together artifically. The bacteria he created as a copy produces mastitis in goats. The experiment was to prove that life could be created in this manner. It was not to prove the viability of a new life form in addition to the technique of assembling life from discrete parts. Now that the method has been proven, the technique can be used to explore new and creative life designs.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

irreligulous: BlueGene Blue Brain Neuron Supercomputer

irreligulous: BlueGene Blue Brain Neuron Supercomputer: "10,000 neurons run by a room full of computers. A new 'Neurogrid' chips is about to come out that puts the same power into one single chip..."

The size of the computers used to simulate a portion of a rat brain tells us we have a fair way to go.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.

If you wish to contact Doug Axe, you can contact Robert L. Crowther, II Director of Communications Center for Science & Culture Discovery Institute, That information is from the Biologic Institute web site The Discovery Institute has a political and idealogical agenda of promoting intelligent design. They were involve in the Dove School Case where ID was rejected as a scientific viewpoint in court. The Discovery Institute was on the wrong side in that case.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Craig Venter Announces a living synthetic cell

This podcast is possibly one of the landmark announcements of the century. Craig Venter clearly explains the process taken to synthesize a genome from the four chemical components in DNA and insert the resulting DNA in a pre-existing cell that had its own DNA removed previously. The announcement is very lucid with clear definitions of many new terms.

Venter also explains why this approach was taken and what the institute plans to do with the resulting tool

Saturday, April 3, 2010

A Samsung Robot In Every Home By 2020? | h+ Magazine

A Samsung Robot In Every Home By 2020? | h+ Magazine

Ray Kurzweil has an article on the convergence of information systems in Korea and their strengths in dealing with them by the year 2020. He also predicts a robot in every Korean home by that time.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

New Study Shows Evolution can be Very Rapid.

The practical significance of Magnus Karlsson's discoveries is broad and just as varied as his grasshoppers. He believes this new knowledge can be used in planning preservation projects for threatened species and to improve yields in agriculture.

"But the most important part of the dissertation is that I have shown that evolution sometimes proceeds incredibly rapidly. This is huge," says Magnus Karlsson.

His dissertation is titled Evolution in Changing Environments Revealed by Fire Melanism in Pygmy Grasshoppers.