How Does The Hyperloop Work?

The hyperloop is a new transporation concept which is designed to carry travelers at a very rapid pace between distant points.  The concept of the Hyperloop is not complex: it has been around for quite some time.  The idea of the hyperloop is to combine...
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What is mRNA and How Is It Used?

MRNA is a single-stranded RNA molecule that moves genetic information from the nucleus of the cell to the ribosome.  The ribosome is where the single-stranded molecule is transcribed into a protein through the use of amino acids.  The mRNA nucleotides are 3 base pairs long, and...
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How Does Solar Energy Work?

Solar panels convert light from the sun to electricity, and absorb the light from the sun through the use of photo voltaic cells.  They convert energy from a range of light frequencies (but not the whole light spectrum).  Photo voltaic cells are made from silicon,...
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What Is Dark Energy?

The universe is (supposedly) expanding!  If the universe is expanding, that means we’re moving faster and faster to a point at which we’ll all be sucked up by a black hole. Dark energy is a type of energy which we don’t know a whole lot...
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How Does The BLAST Algorithm Work?

BLAST is a search tool which is used to find genes and proteins.  Query sequences are compared with a library of sequences, and it is typically used for a ton of different biotech applications. The algorithm is quite simple: suppose you have an input string...
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How Does Kaizen Work?

Kaizen was pioneered in Japan as a way of being able to ensure that manufacturing is done in a highly sophisticated and organized fashion.  The word “Kaizen” means change for better in Japanese.  The primary aim of Kaizen is to make improvements on a regular basis...
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