26
Sep
2014

Inside the busy world of the cell, two of the most important players are actin and ATP. Actin is the most abundent protein in cells, and the cytoskeleton that it forms is responsible for a cell's shape and movement. ATP, adenosine triphosphate, is known as the cell's primary energy source, switching to ADP and donating the resultant energy to a wide range of cellular processes.

24
Sep
2014

When it comes to studying climate change, most of the focus is on greenhouse gases that absorb radiation and warm temperatures at the Earth’s surface. But despite capturing the majority of the blame, greenhouse gases are not the sole contributor to global warming. Aerosols, the small particles once blamed for depleting the planet’s protective ozone layer, are also known to influence the Earth’s climate, though they are sometimes excluded from computer simulations due to their short lifespan and complex effects.
 

22
Sep
2014

The rapidly growing torrent of data openly released by governments offers incredible new potential for policy, research, and public engagement with cities. But as governments increasingly turn to advanced analytics to guide operations, officials and researchers need more powerful tools to find data-driven solutions to the complex problems that face urban areas.