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Supercomputer Beagle can analyze 240 whole genomes in two days

University of Chicago researchers say they used one quarter of the Beagle's operating capacity in conjunction with commercially available software packages to analyze raw sequencing data.

By February 21, 2014


Portable, handheld DNA sequencer no bigger than a brick

Researchers at the University of Otago, New Zealand have invented a brick-sized, battery-powered DNA sequencer for field use.

By August 26, 2014


Top500 supercomputer race hits a slow patch

The pace of performance increases has slowed among the world's fastest supercomputers, while China now has nearly as many as the UK, France, and Germany combined.

By June 23, 2014


Community Guidelines

At CNET we love hosting a friendly and engaging environment for everyone to participate in. And in order to maintain that standard, here are some simple guidelines to ensure that your comments appear and remain on CNET.

By February 13, 2014


Old-school chemistry set mimics one made in 1936

The BenchMark Legacy Chemicals kit on Kickstarter lets kids unleash the awesome power of chemistry without watering down the experience.

By November 15, 2013


Amazon's first CFO Joy Covey dies in bicycle accident

The tech entrepreneur who oversaw the online retailer's massive expansion and masterminded its IPO has passed away at age 50.

By September 19, 2013


OS X Mavericks: What you need to know

OS X Mavericks is the next version of Apple's software for Macs. Here's what you need to know about it.

By June 11, 2013


The smallest, lightest, cheapest e-reader ever

A new E Ink reader has been announced for Europe, boasting to be the smallest and lightest e-reader ever — and priced at just €9.90.

By October 9, 2012


Your hoodie just updated your Facebook page

Ping, the social-networking hoodie from designer Jennifer Darmour, is a concept garment that connects Facebook and fabric.

By April 14, 2010


Put a pet calendar on your iPhone

No, not a calendar for your pet, but rather a month-at-a-glance calendar starring oh-so-cute kittens, puppies, dog breeds, and the like. Just don't expect much functionality.

By August 10, 2009