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DNA Day 2016: Get tested, learn more about what makes you unique

DNA Day 2016: Get tested, learn more about what makes you unique In this month alone, we’ve covered three different stories about how we’re using DNA to solve major problems.If genealogy interests you, AncestryDNA is selling for $79 per kit, and Family Tree DNA kits start at $79 too.

1,500 scientists speak out on science’s reproducibility crisis

1,500 scientists speak out on science’s reproducibility crisis All too often, the idea is great, but the science just isn’t there to back it up, so the product never appears.Nature News did a survey of its readers, including more than 1,500 researchers, to find out what they thought about the problem of replicating others’ work and getting discordant results.

Microsoft Research looking at ways to improve the mobile browsing user experience

Microsoft Research looking at ways to improve the mobile browsing user experience As mobile browsing continues to consume an ever larger share of Internet services, the stakes of improving the mobile user experience have never been greater.” The nuts and bolts of the collaborative research effort focus on QoE issues in mobile web browsing.

Microsoft Research holds Data Science Summer School in New York with real-world hopes

Microsoft Research holds Data Science Summer School in New York with real-world hopes The division behind creative projects and research such as temporary touchpad tattoo’s, security measures to enhance cloud data transfers, DNA data storage recording and much more, has hosted its third annual Data Science Summer School.According to Jake Hofman, a Microsoft Research instructor, “We’re really hoping to give them a flavor of solving a research problem that hasn’t yet been solved.

New carbon nanotube breakthrough moves them one step closer to mass production

New carbon nanotube breakthrough moves them one step closer to mass production One of the critical problems facing carbon nanotubes is the difficulty of putting them precisely where they’re needed.46 G0, which is seven times higher than previous state-of-the-art CNT array FETs made by other methods.

Algorithm-generated nonsense reviews fool actual human peer reviewers one in four times

Algorithm-generated nonsense reviews fool actual human peer reviewers one in four times ) Building on SCIgen and programs like it, researchers have now taken another shot at the peer reviewing process.The researchers made randomly generated reviews of actual published articles using their iteration of a Markov chain, and then gave them to reviewers, slipped into the stack like ringers between actual reviews.

Take it from a Canadian: Science in America is headed for dark, dark days

Take it from a Canadian: Science in America is headed for dark, dark days This week, we saw the first of what will surely be many headlines pitting the incoming Trump administration against the outgoing principles of science in government research.One of the President-elect’s key advisers has informed the media that NASA’s climate research division will be dramatically defunded.