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Fast, and Green, Too

Scientificblogging.com reports on the Herkules supercomputer which they call the greenest one around. Herkules is at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM in Germany where it can perform 100 million calculating operations per watt. Herkules' room is cooled with outside air until it gets too warm, then an absorption refrigerator is used. Also, the heat generated by Herkules is used to heat the building.

The Scan

Alzheimer's Risk Gene Among Women

CNN reports that researchers have found that variants in MGMT contribute to Alzheimer's disease risk among women but not men.

Still Hanging Around

The Guardian writes that persistent pockets of SARS-CoV-2 in the body could contribute to long COVID.

Through a Little Spit

Enteric viruses like norovirus may also be transmitted through saliva, not just the fecal-oral route, according to New Scientist.

Nature Papers Present Method to Detect Full Transcriptome, Viruses Infecting Asgard Archaea, More

In Nature this week: VASA-seq approach to detect full transcriptome, analysis of viruses infecting Asgard archaea, and more.