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A quick post about a very interesting article attempting to explain the Fermi Paradox. In brief, the article proposes that although prokaroytic life is probably ubiquitous in the univers, eukaryotic life may be exceedingly rare. Here's a brief summary of the argument made by Nick Lane -
How does prokaryotic life arise?
- ATP synthase is powered by a proton gradient (equivalent to 30 megavolts per meter!!!)
- Similar proton gradient is feasible in primordial alkaline hydrothermal vents surrounded by acidic oceans ...
Dropbox doesn't cut it for collaborative work where multiple people want to make changes to a document. And no Track Changes doesn't work either. So we have now set up a distributed version control system called Git.
Here is a really good book for understanding and using Git. Of course, since all our work is 'top secret', we have restricted access to everyone using git. If I have asked you to join a git project, here's what ...