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The Chicken May Have Come Before the Egg

Muondecay writes “The age old question of which came first, the chicken or the egg, has been tentatively answered. The verdict? The chicken, or rather a key protein needed to form the shell of the egg. The protein, called ovocledidin-17, was known to be involved in binding calcite molecules that formed the shells, but the mechanism behind this was unclear until now (abstract). The protein acts as a molecular machine, binding to nanoparticles of calcite (more…)

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  • Yahoo’s “Chicken Coop” Data Center Design

    1sockchuck writes “Yahoo has obtain up with a figures center intend called the Yahoo Computing Coop, which it says wishes read e suggest its new data center in Lockport, NY one of the most efficient on earth. The design features 120-foot by 60-foot metal prefabricated facilities with louvers on the side to support free cooling, and a peaked roof to manage the release of waste heat from the hot aisle. Chief Yahoo David Filo said the name was adopted (more…)

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