MWV Episode 72 - Jonathan Eisen - Evolvability, the Built Environment and Open Science

submitted by: MicrobeWorld
Jonathan Eisen is an evolutionary biologist, currently working at University of California, Davis and is the academic editor-in-chief of the open-access journal PLoS Biology. On this episode, Jonathan talks about "evolvability," the probability that organisms can invent new functions. To do this, he has been using genome data in conjunction with experimental information to try and understand the mechanisms by which new functions have originated. Another area of interest for Eisen is the...

Vision-Based Hand-Gesture Applications

submitted by: jpwachs
The use of hand gesture interfaces to control computer games, robots, medical visualization devices and crisis management systems allows an expressive, natural and intuitive way of interaction. However, in order to successfully implement hand gesture systems for diverse everyday environments, significant technical and usability challenges must be overcome. Such systems should have; fast response times, high recognition accuracy, ease of learning and a high degree of user satisfaction. These...
Authors: Yael Edan, Helman Stern, Mathias Kölsch, Juan Wachs

Sunscreen prevention of melanoma in man and mouse

submitted by: hlpklug

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Authors: Glenn Merlino, Edward c De fabo, Margaret a Tucker, Heather lp Klug, Thomas r Fears, Miriam r Anver, Frances p Noonan, Cari Graff-cherry, Janet a Tooze