I often heard that Python is great because in this language, “there is only one way to do it”, which means more readable etc. So I am trying to learn it. Today I read the changelog of Python 3.8, and found the walrus operator and the equal specifier for f-strings, and I feel at home like in the good old days with Perl :)
Biodegradation of waste PET: A sustainable solution for dealing with plastic pollution.
In EMBO reports this month, Hiraga and collaborators propose to that #synthetic #biology will pave the way for a better #biodegradation of PET, which is a major source of #microplastics.
Ranting again on #PubPeer about authors who publish improvements of our method that are very similar to some of our own improvements that we already published to years ago, without giving us proper credit. https://pubpeer.com/publications/35AD2D17557278284574DF035EA1A1
Single-molecule sensing of peptides and nucleic acids by engineered aerolysin nanopores
Swiss researchers from the #EPFL one step closer to #nanopore #sequencing of proteins: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-12690-9
We're trying to defend #FOSS from patent trolls. Please help us: https://www.gnome.org/news/2019/10/gnome-files-defense-against-patent-troll/
Excellent #BBC #documentary on how the #Tokyo area was prepared to limit #flood damages of typhoons such as the one last week-end. https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20181129-the-underground-cathedral-protecting-tokyo-from-floods
Ten simple rules for providing optimal administrative support to research teams
Congratulations to my former colleague Nana Tamura of #RIKEN and her co-authors for their article (title above) in PLOS Computational Biology ! https://journals.plos.org/ploscompbiol/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pcbi.1007292
The domestic #pig in Europe came from Near-East and Anatolia, but had most of its genes replaced by those of the local European wild #boar, except for few exceptions such as the coat color #gene MC1R. Whether this was intentional from the farmers or not is unknown. This is the result of a large collaboration study published in this week's issue of #PNAS. https://www.pnas.org/content/116/35/17231
Molecular #cloning adepts, note that the TNA overhang is particularly inefficient in #ligation. https://academic.oup.com/nar/article/46/13/e79/4993781
Electric Dump Truck Produces More Energy Than It Uses via @hackaday https://hackaday.com/2019/08/22/electric-dump-truck-produces-more-energy-than-it-uses/ #electric #vehicle #hack #physics
For many years, me and my colleagues have been improving scientific methods using intuition, trial-and-error, and iteration. But now, with computer-driven lab automation we can do better. Today we just sent to the #bioRxiv repository our latest work on that topic: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/739771v1
#Interactive art #expo in #Urasoe (#Okinawa): children love it! http://museum.city.urasoe.lg.jp/docs/2019062600033/
The #JNU #data depot: 73 million scientific journal articles prepared for text mining in a 576-terabyte storage facility of the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, #India. Mankind's knowledge at the reach of AI. A very interesting article in #Nature this week: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02142-1
#Protein-#RNA interactions: a 4-year post-doctoral position opens in Nick Luscombe's laboratory at the Francis #Crick institute in #London. https://jobs.newscientist.com/en-au/job/1401670384/postdoctoral-training-fellow/
#OIST, the Okinawa Institute for Science and Technology Graduate University, ranks in a (size-normalised) top 10 list of academic institutions in the World, calculated by the #Nature journal: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01924-x
Researcher at OIST, Okinawa, Japan — Debian Developer. My private account is @charles_plessy on framapiaf.org.
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