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Feb
27
comment Where can I get numerical data for the PAR (photosynthetically active radiation) curve?
@WYSIWYG that paper just has insolation data over the year, not the spectrum of what PAR is.
Nov
21
comment Where can I get numerical data for the PAR (photosynthetically active radiation) curve?
@WYSIWYG as in a table (spreadsheet, etc) of values with the wavelength then the PAR value for each one.
Oct
18
comment How long does the Ebola virus remain infectious on contaminated items or surfaces?
Using % and log on the same graph... sigh ...
Aug
22
comment Can humans survive without consuming life?
If you count coal or CO2 as "life", why not water? In that case you're boned as it was all once in a dinosaur: what-if.xkcd.com/74 Granted, most wasn't molecularly incorporated and liberated (via dehydration/hydration reactions).
May
19
comment Where can I get numerical data for the PAR (photosynthetically active radiation) curve?
@daniel a safer way to provide links in comments is using markdown, e.g. [Google](http://www.google.com/) = Google. The second link you pasted has a "--except" appended on the end that I had to manually remove.
May
19
comment Where can I get numerical data for the PAR (photosynthetically active radiation) curve?
@daniel your link was cut off
Oct
21
comment Can I image Coomassie and GFP in gels at the same time with a fluorescence scanner?
@leonardo the standard running/gel/loading buffers do not seem to be so aggressive as to destroy (all) the GFP; it may be denatured in the loading dye, but when washed out into the gel buffer it seems to recover. On the other hand, putting the gel into destain or fixing solution is very effective at obliterating the fluorescence.
Jul
13
comment Does cockroach lay eggs in human flesh when they “bite”?
Because hydroxide solutions are not usually for-sale unless you're looking in the plumbing aisle.
Jul
12
comment Does cockroach lay eggs in human flesh when they “bite”?
I assume you mean peroxide solution (hydrogen peroxide); not hydroxide (e.g. sodium hydroxide, a strong base).
Jun
21
comment Turn off multithreading in pymol
@DanielStandage So on the (fictional) Builders.SE site, "How do I fix my circular saw?" should be closed because it's not about building anything?
Apr
1
comment How can I pare down a PDB file in Python to only include specific residues?
@David unfamiliar with that site, if you think it's better there, feel free to flag a mod down.
Mar
29
comment What is the advantage of using starter cultures for growing bacteria?
I'm not sure if I'm reading into this incorrectly, but does E. coli (or monocultures in general) function commensally? e.g., if I inoculate 5 mL or 1 L with the same number of cells, will the 5 mL produce more cells (not density) faster?
Mar
25
comment How can I pare down a PDB file in Python to only include specific residues?
@MadScientist from within a script running outside of PyMol?
Mar
25
comment How can I pare down a PDB file in Python to only include specific residues?
@leonardo some sort of manual hack like that may work (as mapmask seems to expand a little anyway), but doesn't seem that optimal. I'll beat on this for a while and let you know what I come up with.
Feb
2
comment How do I change bond colors to something besides a different hue in Coot?
@Rory, they're not buttons
Jan
24
comment Why have humans evolved much more quickly than other animals?
I don't understand your last question; evolution is largely directed by genetics, a modified organ doesn't pass itself along (just as amputees don't have limbless children).
Jan
24
comment Why have humans evolved much more quickly than other animals?
@MatthewPatrickCashatt it seems like you're coming at it from a fairly anthropocentric view which stoicfury is trying to address
Jan
24
comment Why is a lack of oxygen fatal to cells?
You're being a bit anthropocentric, plenty of organisms get on fine without, some are even harmed by free oxygen. :P
Jan
24
comment Do mitochondria simply automatically convert glucose to ATP?
Mitochondria only have a handful of genes; their regulation is utterly intertwined with their host. Additionally, only the TCA (Krebs, Citric Acid...) cycle occurs within mitochondria; glycolysis occurs in the cytosol.
Jan
20
comment How do I get the current “camera position” in PyMol so I can reuse it in scripts?
Ah, I guess if I translated the "command line/interactive form" of the commands into the API version, I should have also kept those parenthesis that get_view returns so they're really nested (so you do pass it a tuple). Would look like cmd.set_view((1,2,3...))