Lynx Roundup, December 14th 2020

Lynx Roundup, December 14th 2020

Virtual creatures brought to life! Germany turning off nuclear power! Mapping scores of possible chemical transformations for any set of reactants!

Matthew Alhonte
Matthew Alhonte
The cost of Germany turning off nuclear power: Thousands of lives
Shutting down nuclear plants makes way for a silent killer: Air pollution.
I’m a researcher who’s helped change how we tackle pandemics like coronavirus – this is what we’ve learned
This is a completely new approach to analysis and availability during a global disease. For the first time, we have a world-leading consortium to respond to similar threats
Algorithm can map scores of possible chemical transformations for any set of reactants
New tool could help scientists to control the properties of target molecules by simply switching the reaction while using the same starting materials

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/science/xenobots-robots-frogs-xenopus.html

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Matthew Alhonte

Supervillain in somebody's action hero movie. Experienced a radioactive freak accident at a young age which rendered him part-snake and strangely adept at Python.