Indestructible bridges could be reality

A bridge demonstrating the optimal arch. Credit: Professor Wanda Lewis A new generation of indestructible bridges could be possible, thanks to research from the University of Warwick. Emeritus Professor Wanda Lewis in the School of Engineering has taken a design process called ‘form-finding’, inspired by the natural world, to another level. Form-finding enables the…

Mathematical framework offers a more detailed understanding of network relationships

Social network diagram. Credit: Daniel Tenerife/Wikipedia (Phys.org)—A trio of math and computer scientists has developed a means for developing generalized frameworks that allow for clustering networks based on higher-order connectivity patterns. In their paper published in the journal Science, Austin Benson and Jure Leskovec with Stanford University and David Gleich with Purdue University outline their…

Unidentified spectra detector

“Creating a sensible subset of spectra to start an in-depth analysis of unidentified spectra has been very challenging,” says Juan Antonio Vizcaino of EMBL-EBI. Credit: Spencer Phillips, EMBL-EBI A new algorithm clusters the millions of peptide mass spectra in the PRIDE Archive public database, making it easier to detect millions of consistently unidentified spectra across…