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##### Cells are quickly and crowded places

I recently learned that cells are extremely crowded and busy places. I knew there's a lot of activity in cells, but I didn't realize just how much until I was reading Molecular Biology of the Cell. I was reading this molecular biology textbook to find out what's happened in molecular biology in the last decade…

##### India’s new paper Covid-19 test would percha...

Publishedduration14 hours agoimage captionThe new Feluda test uses a gene-editing technology to detect the virusA team of scientists in India has developed an inexpensive paper-based test for coronavirus that could give fast results similar to a pregnancy test. The BBC's Soutik Biswas and Krutika Pathi unpack how it works.The test, named after a famous Indian…

##### The economics of merchandising machines

Three months ago, Jalea Pippens — a phlebotomist at St. John Hospital in Detroit — had her hours cut. In the midst of the pandemic, the 23-year-old found herself in dire need of a second income stream. One night, while scrolling through search results for “ways to make extra money,” she came across vending machines.…

##### Covid-19 contact tracing glimpse finds younger of ...

A study of more than a half-million people in India who were exposed to the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 suggests that the virus’ continued spread is driven by only a small percentage of those who become infected. Furthermore, children and young adults were found to be potentially much more important to transmitting the virus — especially within…

##### A modular, extensible DIY NAS

This post was extensively discussed on Hacker News. I’ve been running for a decade a self-built NAS at home, so I thought I’d write down my experience so that others might gloat over my many failures and gasp in awe at my few triumphs. The HP Proliant microsever gen8 is affordable, compact and runs on…