Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008 | Genetics, Laptop reviews | No Comments
AMD Athlon 64 bit processors rock. Actually i would suggest any kid or any guy who loves playing games occasionally off and on and who isnt serious about business on computer to go for AMD processors. I compared Intel processor computers having higher config than AMD computer in terms of gaming and AMD was twice much better than Intel. We generally dont have much professional work, just simple things like MS office, pdf, etc. and for that you should go for AMD. The inbuilt graphics card that it has just simply rocks.
A note that Gateway T 6836 laptop is much cheaper tan my Compaq presario c 773 tu laptop.
Tuesday, May 20th, 2008 | Genetics | No Comments
I just read an article at BBC which says that excessive usage of pesticides can damage your DNA. So, i suppose it implies to the fact that in rural areas where farming is done using excessive use of pesticides, must have been affected and gradually cost damage to their DNA. Can this be one of the reasons to mutation? (Mutation is a term in genetics which means sudden change in DNA structure in existing species, produce species which have some different characteristics and properties). This fact might be true. Also excessive use of pesticide has risen the immunity of pests and rodents and also decrease the per hectare yield.
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008 | Genetics | No Comments
To know your genome it costs fortune and nobody does that. It currently costs $60,000 to know your genome. New research groups are promising to make it for $1000 in 3-4 years time. But wait, something much cheaper. 2 companies – ‘Bionanomatrix’ and ‘Complete genomics’ say that in near future they can do it for $100.
Genome study seems to be the latest curiosity among DNA related people. They employ various techniques and each time they promise to do it cheaper, they actually found an alternate method reducing the expense of the process. This time too they have tried to implement a different approach in knowing genome. Click here to know more in detail.
Thursday, March 6th, 2008 | Genetics | No Comments
Science daily has a research article on DNA. The scientists of Hebrew University of Jerusalem have found the electronic properties of DNA. The understanding of electronic properties of DNA is very much important in studies of biotechnology to nanotechnology and wide areas of science. Scientists are now after decoding DNA , understanding their chemical,physical and electronic properties and trying to use them as storage devices too. They are working in extreme conditions to anyhow know their electronic properties because it will benefit upto a large extent in knowing their potential.
It seems these gentians are after DNA to store data,rather harness the capability of DNA that how much can it store on it. Science daily has a very good research article on it. I have earlier said how DNA can store terabytes of data . DNA is actually 2 anti parallel running helix structure having bases like pyrimidines and purines. The article says only 3% of DNA space is used to store body information (what you are) and rest 97 % goes unused. The scientists intend to use that space for storing information such that it all goes unnoticeable for transmitting secretly any data.
Also the storage capacity is very high and this can be used for negative purpose. The data is tightly secured as the DNA is tightly wrapped. For detail information you may very well study that article linked above. Don’t want to bore you up into much complexity.
My first post in Genetics category.Gigaom has an article(research article-hey,he didn’t research it) about using DNA to store terabytes of computer data.The core is that DNA has 2 antiparallelly running helix which are tightly bound with each other.Of course the purine and pyrimidines bases are also there only.It will use this DNA structure to tightly store terabytes of information.Currently we have information stored on transistors but with more development in this field,we would be soon using DNA to store securely terabytes of data.