Supercoiled DNA is far more dynamic than the “Watson-Crick” double helix

Researchers have imaged in unprecedented detail the three-dimensional structure of supercoiled DNA, revealing that its shape is much more dynamic than the well-known double helix. As reported online today in the journal Nature Communications, the simulations also show the dynamic nature of DNA, which constantly wiggles and morphs into different shapes, a far cry from the commonly held idea of a rigid and static double helix. Improving our understanding of what DNA looks like when it is in the...
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The Senz° XL storm-proof umbrella

Gerwin Hoogendoorn, has recently introduced the Senz umbrella which can withstand winds of up to 62 miles per hour. With its aerodynamic shape that resists turning inside out, Senz umbrellas also come in different three sizes, the original, the XL and the mini. The unusual shape reminds one of a stealth fighter jet or perhaps something Batman might pull out if caught in a downpour. The XL storm-proof umbrella from Senz° with its striking silhouette is capable of withstanding winds of up...
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New moulds can sculpt vegetables and fruits in different shapes

Tony Dighera in California has come up with a technology to develop molds that can sculpts edible fruits and vegetables to look like just about anything you want. Fruits can be grown to form various shapes like Frankstein's Face or Buddha or into any other idea that appeals to the customers. Plastic molds with the required shapes are placed over immature fruits till they ripen. The art of modifying, arranging, or decorating food to enhance its aesthetic appeal is known as "plating." This u...
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