If WE are already the cyborg #RobotOverlords How then, shall we reign? With 5 billion channels of @invisiblepeople TV? Really?
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(Shamelessly stolen from David Grinspoon on Twitter)
Genetic Clock Checks the Thermometer
Genetic systems run like clockwork, attuned to temperature, time of day and many other factors as they regulate living organisms. Scientists at Rice Univ. and the Univ. of Houston have opened a window onto one aspect of the process that has confounded researchers for decades: the mechanism by which genetic regulators adjust to changing temperature.
Until now, synthetic biologists have not been able to duplicate this marvel, but Rice biochemist Matthew Bennett and his team developed a robust synthetic genetic clock that allows Escherichia coli bacteria to accurately keep time in a wide temperature range. The clock, which regulates the production of proteins, does not speed up or slow down with changing temperatures, and offers one possible solution to a problem that has hindered the advance of synthetic biology.
Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/videos/2014/01/genetic-clock-checks-thermometer
Bits + Clocks = yep.