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<h3 style="color: white;">Your browser does not have javascript enabled. You must enable javascript to make use of all the features on Ask Nature.</h3> Honeybees use a consistent process to land smoothly on many surfaces and orientations. How might this process help us automate smooth transitions for our own vehicles? Specialized feather shapes allow owls to fly without creating turbulence or noise.

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Cell Size and Scale Some cells are visible to the unaided eye The smallest objects that the unaided human eye can see are about 0.1 mm long. That means that under the right conditions, you might be able to see an ameoba proteus, a human egg, and a paramecium without using magnification. A magnifying glass can help you to see them more clearly, but they will still look tiny. Smaller cells are easily visible under a light microscope. Insects - Insecta - Details Animal / pathogenAspergillus flavus infects Insecta Animal / pathogenAspergillus fumigatus infects Insecta Animal / pathogenAspergillus niger infects Insecta How Mushrooms Can Clean Up Radioactive Contamination - An 8 Step Plan Many people have written me and asked more or less the same question: "What would you do to help heal the Japanese landscape around the failing nuclear reactors?" The enormity and unprecedented nature of this combined natural and human-made disaster will require a massive and completely novel approach to management and remediation. And with this comes a never before seen opportunity for collaboration, research and wisdom. The nuclear fallout will make continued human habitation in close proximity to the reactors untenable. The earthquake and tsunami created enormous debris fields near the nuclear reactors.

Spanning the width and breadth of the Geek dream Geek Media Round-Up: July 31, 2013 Jul 31 2013 0 Comments 271 views Comics Read the rest of this entry » » » BioCurious (Sunnyvale, CA We believe that innovations in biology should be accessible, affordable, and open to everyone. We’re building a community biology lab for amateurs, inventors, entrepreneurs, and anyone who wants to experiment with friends. Welcome to BioCurious Visit the BioCurious homepage BioCurious Community Lab Opened in Sunnyvale, CA; Fall 2011!

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How do fireflies light up Fireflies or lightning bugs make light within their bodies. This process is called bioluminescence and is shared by many other organisms, mostly sea-living or marine organisms. Fireflies light up to attract a mate. To do this, the fireflies contain specialized cells in their abdomen that make light. The cells contain a chemical called luciferin and make an enzyme called luciferase. Why We Need Mushrooms For the last 30 years Paul Stamets has collected, cultivated, studied and written about mushrooms. He’s the founder of Fungi Perfecti, a company that sells a variety of mushroom-related products, including kits for growing edible mushrooms. He’s also written several books, including Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms, and Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World.

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February 2011 Scenario: 1) Recognition of the “natural” fake of the place (polder developed on the lake) 2) Development of a strategy heterotopic, tentacular, uncertain, organic. 3) Scenarios of confusion between various natures - built natures (facade in hydro-aeroponiques, biodynamic green hairs) and urban, spontaneous, haunted natures, in order to generate a hybrid landscape, non-identifiable.

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