GFP is an acronym for Green Fluorescent Protein. Scientists won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for finding this glowing protein in a jellyfish species. Learn the basics about GFP's use in observing cells and genes.
This irredescent protein comes from the crystal jellyfish and is used as a marking tool by molecular biologists to illuminate and track cells and genes. Before GFP’s discovery, dyes were used to mark cells but they wound up killing those cells. GFP does not kill cells.
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Do you want to invite all your friends to a party or inform them of something awesome in one short note? Send a message to all your online buddies on Facebook to get the word out quickly.
First open a web browser and log into your Facebook account. Then go to your home page by clicking on the “Home” link. Now click the Messages link or the Messages icon in the Facebook toolbar. Click on the New Message button on the Messages page. Messages can only be sent to 20 friends or e-mail addresses Read more [...]
Whether you are calculating the square footage of a piece of land, your house, or a room, the steps are similar.
Calculating square footage for a lot : calculate the square footage of your piece of land by multiplying the width of the lot by its depth. For example, if your land is 55 feet wide and 100 feet deep, your lot’s square footage is 6,050 square feet. If your lot has an odd shape, break it up into rectangles and squares. Calculate the square footage of each section, and add the results.
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If you believe that your Twitter account has been hacked, you can report this security breach even if you can't log into your account.
Some of the telltale signs that your account has been hacked include unexpected tweets and direct messages sent from your account to one or more followers. Another sign may be a Twitter notification that the e-mail address linked to your account was changed without your approval.
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If you've logged onto your Twitter account using your password, but your setting aren't the way you left them, your account may have been compromised.
First of all look for any tweets from your Twitter account that you didn’t post. Hacked accounts may post unwanted tweets to your followers. Then go to your direct messages and click on the Sent tab. Look for any messages from your Twitter account that you did not send.
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Isolation and discouragement can often take a toll when you’re unemployed. Join the ranks and shake off the blues by sharing job-hunting tips and a sense of camaraderie.
Join and use social media networks, like Facebook and Twitter, along with dedicated forums, such as layoffspace.com, to connect with other unemployed people. You can search for groups in your region or for industries similar to yours. Do continue networking even after you get a job. Many job search groups have an alumni network Read more [...]
There are lots of opportunities to meet men when you’re over 50 – you just need to know where and how.
Start hanging out at the local hardware or home improvement store instead of your favorite boutique. Many men, especially retirees, do their own home repairs so that’s where they go - a lot. But don’t take your girlfriends with you. Go to the hardware store alone. A single woman in a hardware store stands out.
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If you want to send faxes but from the convenience of your home, then use this guide to be able to start faxing from your computer.
You could look into free online fax services such as eFax, MyFax, and FaxZero. Weigh service features such as online copy storage and fax receipt verification. Also, many services offer free trial faxes up to a specific number of pages.
You could always send faxes as e-mail attachments. Attachment formats are typically Microsoft Word, Excel, TIFF, or PDF. Some Read more [...]
Now you can learn how almanacs and other reference books predict your weather future with this explanation.
First of all you need to know that there are 2 types of long-term weather forecasts: monthly and seasonal. Monthly forecasts are usually done 2 and a half weeks before the start of each month. Seasonal forecasts cover 3-month periods extending for one year.
Bear in mind that there are relatively few climate conditions that can serve as reliable predictors of long-range weather behavior. Read more [...]
A DSLR camera can be a great tool, but only if used properly. With the right knowledge and lenses, you can snap the perfect picture if you follow this advice.
Know that a kit lens is inferior :if you bought your DSLR in a kit that included a lens, the chances are that the lens is not going to be as good as any lens you can buy separately.
Learn about f-stop: the f-stop on a lens indicates how much light passes through the aperture to the sensor of the camera. A low f-stop means a wide aperture, Read more [...]