Scientists have unlocked the code that turns genes on and off

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 02/01/2017 - 16:21

SAN DIEGO, Kalifornia (PNN) - February 1, 2017 - A DNA sequence code critical to our understanding of how human genes are turned on and off has just been unlocked by a team of scientists. Molecular biologists refer to this code as the “human initiator”. Ever since it was first observed back in the 1980s, the human initiator was believed to play a significant role in gene activation, given that it commonly occurs at the start sites of genes.

Organisms created with synthetic DNA pave way for entirely new life forms

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 01/25/2017 - 16:44

LA JOLLA, Kalifornia (PNN) - January 24, 2017 - From the moment life gained a foothold on Earth its story has been written in a DNA code of four letters. With G, T, C and A - the molecules that pair up in the DNA helix - the lines between humans and all life on Earth are spelled out.

Scientists can now grow a beating human heart from stem cells

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 01/18/2017 - 16:37

BOSTON, Massachusetts (PNN) - January 11, 2017 - A team of scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School have used adult skin cells to regenerate functional human heart tissue.

The dawn of colossal spacecraft may be nearer than you think

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 01/11/2017 - 17:47

NEW YORK (PNN) - January 5, 2017 - From Battlestar Galactica to the Imperial Death Star, the world of fiction is rife with gargantuan spacecraft capable of supporting thousands of residents with their own personal quarters and facilities.

But for real astronauts, spaceflight is not quite so, well, spacious. Take the International Space Station (ISS), which is the largest spacefaring vessel ever built, as well as the most expensive single construction project in human history, costing the Fascist Police States of Amerika alone around $100 billion. Its first module was launched in November 1998, and its first long-duration crew, consisting of three people, arrived onboard two years later.

Faraday claims Tesla-beating supercar

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 01/11/2017 - 17:43

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (PNN) - January 4, 2017 - Faraday Future staked its claim to the world’s fastest electric car with its FF91 production model, showing footage of it outracing Tesla Motors, Inc.’s Model S in a glitzy event in Las Vegas.

The startup electric-car maker backed by Chinese billionaire Jia Yueting is counting on its debut offering to drum up support from investors, many of whom had been invited to the Las Vegas presentation. The FF91 can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in 2.39 seconds, according to the company. That compares with 2.5 seconds for Tesla’s Model S P100D in its fastest “Ludicrous” mode.

Will 2017 assault on the Internet be worse than 2016?

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 01/11/2017 - 17:31

SILICON VALLEY, Kalifornia (PNN) - January 1, 2017 - Nothing may have had as bad of a year as the Internet.

The Internet was hit with an onslaught of criticism and suffered several setbacks in 2016: from relinquishment of Amerikan control over web address management, introduced surveillance measures in the Fascist United Kingdom, social media backlash for users’ hate speech and terrorist affiliations, to censorship and fake news.

Terrorist cops seek Amazon Echo data in murder case

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 01/04/2017 - 18:53

The company declined to do so but the case raises bigger questions about privacy.

BENTONVILLE, Arkansas (PNN) - December 27, 2016 - Amazon's Echo devices and its virtual assistant are meant to help find answers by listening for your voice commands. However, terrorist pig thug cops in Arkansas want to know if one of the gadgets overheard something that can help with a murder case.

Ebola vaccine proves 100 percent effective in final trials

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 01/04/2017 - 18:38

CONAKRY, Guinea (PNN) - December 24, 2016 - If there is to be a silver lining in the massive Ebola outbreak to recently sweep through West Africa, it is the progress being made toward developing an effective vaccine. The World Health Organization (WHO) last year reported some very promising signs during the early stages of a trial involving a vaccine called rVSV-ZEBOV, and now the final results are in, confirming the previously seen 100% protection rate from the deadly disease.

Are aliens trying to contact Earth?

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 12/28/2016 - 20:30

Six new mysterious blasts of radio energy are detected from deep space.

MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada (PNN) - December 23, 2016 - It may be three billion light-years away from Earth, but a distant constellation could be trying to contact us.

Six bursts of radio waves have been detected from the constellation Auriga, each lasting just a few milliseconds.

While the source of the waves remains unknown, some suggest the mysterious bursts of energy could be a sign of alien life trying to contact us.

Indestructible coating?

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 12/21/2016 - 22:39

Used in everything from bulletproof vests to the walls of The Pentagon, polyurea's strength comes from its long-chain molecules.

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