Fun Fact Friday: Flamingos turn pink from eating shrimp.
You might think these bright birds are born that color, but it turns out flamingos are a living adage: They are what they eat and they eat pink shrimp. “Flamingos are born with gray plumage. They get their rosy hue pink by ingesting a type of organic pigment called a carotenoid. They obtain this through their main food source, brine shrimp, which feast on microscopic algae that naturally produce carotenoids,” according to Smithsonian. “Enzymes in the flamingos’ liver break down the compounds into pink and orange pigment molecules, which are then deposited into the birds’ feathers, legs, and breaks.” https://bestlifeonline.com/crazy-facts-about-life-that-may-freak-you-out-a-little/ #funfact #funfactfriday #biology #science #ewu #ewubiology #flamingos
Not long after breaking his collarbone in a cycling accident, Max Shtein, a professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Michigan, grew alarmed when his physical therapist used a basic protractor to assess the range of motion in his healing shoulder. The method is highly inexact and makes it difficult for patients to do their own measurements at home. So in a joint effort with Erin Evke, his Ph.D. student, Shtein turned to the ancient Japanese art of kirigami—a form of origami that cuts as well as folds paper to create shapes—to devise a better motion sensor. The result is a device that folds flat but opens up like a Slinky into a lacework pattern that can hug bendable body parts. To make the patch, Evke used a laser to cut a labyrinth of concentric circles into a thin sheet of plastic. She next attached two strain gauges to the kirigami patch—one to capture the raising and lowering of the arm, the other to measure cross-body movements. The data from the sensors were then cross-referenced to arm movements captured by motion-tracking cameras. The sensor patch could be manufactured and sold cheaply—for around $10, Shtein reckons. It would allow physical therapy patients to monitor their movements at home and feed the data into a smartphone app, making it easier for them and their therapists to track their progress. ©Levi Hutmacher, Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing
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El pez león, nombre especifico Pterois volitans, es uno de los peces más temible para los submarinistas debido a su veneno. Tiene un cuerpo bastante alargado, con aletas largas y altas y en general tienen un color rojizo con algunas bandas de color negro a lo largo del cuerpo.
Los peces león son típicos de las aguas tropicales del Pacifico y del Indo-Pacifico incluido el mar Rojo. Esto incluye una zona muy amplia desde el Oeste de Australia y Malasia, hasta el Este de la Polinesia francesa y de las islas Pitcairn del reino Unido, a Norte del Japón y al Sur hasta la Nueva Zelanda. Se encuentra en temperaturas entre los 24º y 26 ºC. Es un pez que se alimenta sobre todo de moluscos, algas, plancton, gambas, langostas y varias especies de peces.
Si quieres saber más sobre su toxicidad y su peligrosidad como especie invasora puedes encontrarlo en este enlace https://cienciaybiologia.com/los-5-peces-mas-agresivos-y-peligrosos-del-mundo/ en el perfil o buscando en google: pez leon cienciaybiologia.
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Qubits são criados em componentes comuns de silício
A ponte entre eletrônica e a computação quântica pode ser mais fácil de ser construída do que se imaginava até agora.
Pesquisadores acabam de demonstrar que é possível integrar estados quânticos - que podem funcionar como qubits - nos mesmos materiais semicondutores usados pela eletrônica comum. "A capacidade de criar e controlar bits quânticos de alto desempenho em eletrônicos comerciais foi uma surpresa," disse o professor David Awschalom, da Universidade de Chicago, nos EUA. "Estas descobertas mudam a maneira como pensamos sobre o desenvolvimento das tecnologias quânticas - talvez possamos encontrar uma maneira de usar a eletrônica de hoje para construir dispositivos quânticos". Fonte: https://www.inovacaotecnologica.com.br/noticias/noticia.php?artigo=qubits-criados-componentes-eletronicos-silicio&id=010110200103#.XiIsRmlv-yX
🔴 Australian firefighters break through the heat of forest fires. Video of firefighters from the scene. The Fire and Rescue Department of New South Wales, Australia.
Science will never be a finished book 🧪
I set up my new, budget camera trap, behind our Uni buildings, adjacent to a trail that foxes use pretty regularly. It's a £30 cam so no adjusting of exposure, sensitivity, etc. but I washed to see how it would go. Turns out that it's really good. Loads of setup options and good image quality. I'll be trying it out in a few locations, including taking it to Botswana. If it holds up, I might start assembling enough for a decent array. #science #conservation #wildlife #cameratraps
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Thanks for the PSA, @travisscott.
Amazingly, young adult leukemia patients (age 15-39) treated in pediatric settings are twice as likely to survive, according to a recent study in the journal Blood Advances. Pediatric regimens of treatment are more specific and complex than adult regimens, and the study author also suggests that pediatric doctors have more experience with this complicated approach than those in regular treatment centers.
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This bright, somewhat blob-like object — seen in this image taken by Hubble — is a galaxy named NGC 1803. It is about 200 million light-years away, in the southern constellation of Pictor.
NGC 1803 was discovered in 1834 by astronomer John Herschel. Herschel is a big name in astronomy; John, his father William and his aunt Caroline all made huge contributions to the field, and their legacies remain today. William systematically cataloged many of the objects he viewed in the night sky, named many moons in the solar system, discovered infrared radiation and more. Caroline discovered several comets and nebulas. John took this aforementioned catalog of night-sky objects and reworked and expanded it into his General Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars. This was the basis for the cataloging system still used today by astronomers, John Louis Emil Dreyer’s New General Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars, or the New General Catalogue for short.
This gives rise to the NGC names assigned to a vast number of galaxies — including NGC 1803. This galaxy is one of a galactic pair. It was described by Dreyer as being “faint, small, [and] round,” and located near to a very bright star to the southeast. This star is in fact the nebulous lenticular galaxy PGC 16720 — not visible in this image.
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Text credit: ESA (European Space Agency)
Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, A. Bellini et al.
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Who ever thought cells and tissues could be so cool? They're an extremely important part of our everyday lives yet we barely even think about them. To think your body in itself is like NYC on steroids and functions as a whole to me is absolutely mind-blowing! Attempted to take some pics with my phone through the microscope for histology practice. It's a lot more difficult than you'd think. 😅🔬 #histology #biology #science #gradschool
It’s getting 🥵 in here!
Today in grade 7/8 we explored the concepts of conduction, convection, and radiation using a series of stations! 🔥
One of the most valuable things that I’ve learned in the last five months as a science teacher is that learning through doing is one of the most important methods of knowledge transfer. Lots of labs = happy students, happy teacher, and increased engagement! 🥳🥳🥳
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“If you can’t excite people about wildlife, how can you convince them to love, cherish, and protect our wildlife and the environment they live in?” - Steve Irwin
Hello Everyone!! Back in November 2019 we were contacted by the San Gabriel Educational Foundation to see if we would like to partner with them for their Holiday Community event. Here at eWonderWorld we know how important education 👩🏫📚🏫 is and we want to make sure every child has the opportunity to further develop their education and creativity. Therefore we partnered with SEF to donate a variety of educational toys to be shared with the kids in the community. We wanted for every child to have a toy that will help them continue to learn and inspire their future careers. We want to thank the SEF executive director, Adela Angiuli for giving us the opportunity to partner with them. We also want to thank our owner Edward Kung, for continuing to give back to the local community and promote interactive learning for the children in the San Gabriel Unified District. Although the Holidays have passed, we hope everyone can do the same and help out your local school district by donating books, supplies, or anything they need to help kids further their education.
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Hola!! Somos Cyberius, el equipo representativo de robotica de la Prepa Tec Campus Santa Catarina. Somos un equipo que fomenta STEM, al igual que disfrutamos a ayudar a la comunidad y a una escuela llamada Maria Teresa, donde hacemos actividades con los niños para que así puedan mejorar sus habilidades en la robótica y física, y participamos en diversas competencias como por ejemplo FIRST y WER. Para poder continuar dejando nuestra huella en estas competencias, agradeceriamos su apoyo a traves de este moneypool. Muchas gracias por su cooperación.
Films made from fungi and from shrimp by-products, a solution to replace sulfites from wines. 📌
A group of researchers of the University of Aveiro, Portugal, created an ecological wine conservative which consists of a film prepared from fungi and
from shrimp by-products.👨🔬👩🔬
This novel solution is healthier, environmental friendly, and causes neither allergies in consumers nor changes in the wine properties.👌
But how they prepared these films, when were they added to wines, and what were the effects on wine properties? We wrote a post in our blog with the complete explanation! Don’t waste time and go there now!🤓
Well, we can tell you one more thing – the results were so promising that researchers protected this novel preservative procedure by a patent, and a Portuguese wine company could already produce 3000 liters of white wines and sparkling wines using this ecological methodology.☺
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