Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!


Forgot your password?
Slashdot Deals: Deal of the Day - 6 month subscription of Pandora One at 46% off. ×

Submission + - Tearing DNA Apart Found to Have 3 Possible Outcomes

An anonymous reader writes: What happens when a DNA strand, the blueprint containing the genetic code of all life, is mechanically stretched and thus disintegrates? This case is very common, with DNA in cells often subject to mechanical force. For the first time, scientists employing advanced physics techniques showed that the DNA structure will be disrupted in one of three distinct ways when the DNA molecule is stretched, depending on the environment where it occurs.

Submission + - Windows 8 on multi-monitor desktop PC (extremetech.com)

MrSeb writes: "We know that Windows 8 is primarily a tablet and touch-first operating system, but — assuming everything goes to plan — it will also be used on hundreds of millions of desktop PCs around the world. Microsoft has spent a lot of time and tens of thousands of words convincing us that Windows 8 will work perfectly across every platform — that desktops and laptops without touch interfaces will be first class citizens — but when it comes right down to it, when you cut through the PR crap, is Windows 8 actually usable with a keyboard and mouse? Here's a video from ExtremeTech that shows a multi-monitor desktop PC setup of Windows 8. I wouldn't say that Metro and Desktop don't play well together, but the interaction is definitely interesting."

Every cloud has a silver lining; you should have sold it, and bought titanium.