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AI Controls Laser-Guided Robot Worms
AI Controls Laser-Guided Robot Worms
Automated control of light-responsive nematode worms marks the first foray into the development of multicellular, biorobotic organisms.
AI Controls Laser-Guided Robot Worms
AI Controls Laser-Guided Robot Worms

Automated control of light-responsive nematode worms marks the first foray into the development of multicellular, biorobotic organisms.

Automated control of light-responsive nematode worms marks the first foray into the development of multicellular, biorobotic organisms.

computer programming
Hackers Are Breaking into Medical Databases to Protect Patient Data
Hackers Are Breaking into Medical Databases to Protect Patient Data
Catherine Offord | Oct 1, 2018
Agencies such as the NIH reward the discovery of vulnerabilities in their computer systems—before criminals can exploit them.
Researchers React to Microsoft’s Acquisition of GitHub
Researchers React to Microsoft’s Acquisition of GitHub
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 7, 2018
Computational biologists are optimistic that the purchase of the world’s largest hub for open-source computer code will not affect the way they use GitHub for science.
Parasitologist, Reprogrammed: A Profile of David Roos
Parasitologist, Reprogrammed: A Profile of David Roos
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 1, 2018
After discovering a novel organelle found in protozoan parasites, the University of Pennsylvania’s Roos created a widely used eukaryotic pathogen database.
Researchers Hijack a Computer Using DNA Malware
Researchers Hijack a Computer Using DNA Malware
Catherine Offord | Aug 11, 2017
Malicious code written with nucleic acids could one day threaten sequencing facilities, the team warns.
Learning Bioinformatics
Learning Bioinformatics
Esther Landhuis | Jul 1, 2016
In today’s data-heavy research environment, wet-lab scientists can benefit from new computational skills.
Get With the Program
Get With the Program
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Aug 1, 2015
DIY tips for adding coding to your analysis arsenal
Mistaken Identities
Mistaken Identities
Kerry Grens | Dec 31, 2014
Researchers are working to automate the arduous task of identifying—and amending—mislabeled sequences in genetic databases.
A Face to Remember
A Face to Remember
Sarah Lewin | Apr 17, 2014
Researchers show that a tuning algorithm can make one’s profile photo more memorable.
Ada Lovelace Day
Ada Lovelace Day
Abby Olena | Oct 15, 2013
Scientists around the world celebrate the computing pioneer by focusing on women in STEM.
Identifying Wolves by Their Howls
Identifying Wolves by Their Howls
Kate Yandell | Jul 23, 2013
Researchers can tell wolves apart by analyzing the pitch and volume of their vocalizations.
The Art of Science
The Art of Science
Chris Palmer | Jun 21, 2013
Princeton scientists and engineers create a stunning collection of scientific images better suited for a gallery than a lab meeting.
Researchers, Hire Hackers
Researchers, Hire Hackers
Zeke Nierenberg and Martina Steurer-Muller | May 1, 2013
Clinical researchers need programming support to streamline their work, minimize error in the data, and find new trends that can point to better treatments.
Watson’s Potty Mouth
Watson’s Potty Mouth
Beth Marie Mole | Jan 15, 2013
IBM programmers had to clean up the super computer’s language after it learned profanity on the Internet.