Urgency For Inter-City Railway System In Southern California

submitted by: arkbleu

Southern California has always been a place planned 'for the automobile'. That is to say that that the sole focus of Southern California's transportation planning is to develop transportation infrastructures such as widening freeways or building more freeways to improve the regional transportation mobility and as well as planning residential zones horizontally so that citizens have to drive a long distance before they can get to their workplace.

Genome Quest

submitted by: dougramsey
Genomics research holds the possibility for transforming personalized medicine, consumer industries and the environment. However, in order to make decisions organizations must integrate and provide a single view of silos of genomic data. Past approaches have relied on database technology and have not succeeded due to maintenance costs, poor user interfaces, lack of scalability, or inability to change. Our mission is to use search, not database technology to cost-effectively deliver relevant...

The Importance of Marine Picoeukaryotes and the Search for Lost Time

submitted by: dougramsey
Unicellular eukaryotes are responsible for a massive amount of photosynthetic carbon fixation in marine systems. The smallest among these fall within the “pico” size fraction (<2 micrometers in diameter), are broadly distributed – from coastal to open-ocean environments – and are highly diverse. Picoeukaryotes contribute a significant proportion of the biomass and primary production within this size fraction, often rivaling their cyanobacterial counterparts Prochlorococcus and...

Setting the Stage: Mobilizing the Metagenomics Community

submitted by: dougramsey

About 250 leaders in the emerging science of metagenomics converged at the UC San Diego division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) earlier this month for the third Annual International Conference on Metagenomics. The conference was a week-long opportunity to share data and discuss the latest research, explore how advances in computing and sequencing technologies might be of benefit, and build or strengthen collaborations in the field.

Deep-Ocean Metagenomics: Comparative Investigations of Microbes Inhabiting Hydrothermal Vents and the Cold Deep Ocean

submitted by: dougramsey
The deep-ocean accounts for the majority of the water on our planet. While the cold deep-ocean is the dominant nutrient-challenged ecosystem, hydrothermal vents represent oases along tectonically active areas of the seafloor. Hydrothermal vents and the surrounding cold deep-ocean each support unique communities of microbes and viruses that have become highly adapted to local conditions. Through cycles of infection and host cell lysis, bacteriophages (viruses that specifically infect...

Rational Approaches of Data Management Across Boodles of Data

submitted by: dougramsey

Rational Approaches of Data Management Across Boodles of Data