Friday, December 01, 2006

Top 25 science books of all-time!

DISCOVER states the essential reading list for anyone interested in science. Darwin, Newton, Galileo, Copernicus, Einstein, Watson and Schroedinger are some of the authors represented.

Have a look on the website!

Friday, November 17, 2006

(Attempted)Tree of life based on protein structure


I would like to post this paper for several different reasons:

- Interesting for genomics people and as well to people interested in protein structure

- Uses simple methods to assess very complicated and controversial questions

- Uncovers curious facts like: a set of 50 protein folds are common to the three superkindgoms of life

Here goes the link:

I hoppe you enjoy it...


P.S. If you have the chance to read the paper, it is likely that you will not agree with my opinion (that it is a good paper to read). If you don't, say why and I'll be happy to reconsider it...
In the other hand, if you liked it you can always say what you liked the most...

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Amazing Math

A collaboration between a mathematician and an artist-geometer has resulted in some of the most mathematically sophisticated and aesthetically gripping animations ever seen in the field. Their visualizations of cutting-edge research in dynamical systems theory not only provide a dramatic new way of visiting mathematical worlds once seen only in the mind's eye, but also point to a new era for the use of computer graphics in communicating and carrying out mathematical research. Personally, I found that these animations about research in dynamical systems theory are absolutely astonishing.

The two collaborators are Etienne Ghys, a mathematician at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Lyon, France, and Jos Leys, a Belgian graphic artist and engineer with strong mathematical interests.

Here is a link to the paper ('Lorenz and modular flows: a visual introduction'), which contains links to absolutely stunning animations in QuickTime format. Don't miss it!

Monday, October 30, 2006

E tu, já fazes parte da Equipa?

Depois de esfolhear a revista Exame Informática, uma revista que à partida de científico tem pouco, deparei-me com este artigo interessante.

Exame Informática, N. 137, Novembro 2006
A primeira questão que me veio à cabeça após ler este artigo e que me anda a atormentar já desde a apresentação do Bruno sobre o seu projecto de doutoramento é,

" Quantos de nós, futuros Doutorados em Biologia Computacional, já aderimos a este projecto?"

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Genomics and Proteomics

For the one's that will work on Genomics and/or Proteomics, or simply seeking some insight on these issues, this is a free magazine that usually presents good schematics and simple to follow articles on recent developments in the area.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

In principio erat verbum