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Re: Something really fascinating happens when you give plants anaesthetic

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Ravindra B Member Since: Sep 27, 2015
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If humans are going to send tiny probes across the vast distances of space, the designs of their sails will need to strike a delicate balance of mass, strength, and reflectivity. Now engineers have invented a nanomaterial that might just do the trick, helping us push space probes closer to light speed. 

 

https://www.sciencealert.com/new-nanomaterial-silica-silicon-solar-sail-technology

 

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Ravindra B Member Since: Sep 27, 2015
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“If you look at the Moon through a telescope, you might see something curious on the surface. The bright, undulating patterns are called lunar swirls, and their origins have been an ongoing mystery - not least because they are associated with powerful, localised magnetic fields.”

 

https://www.sciencealert.com/lunar-swirls-moon-magnetic-anomalies-subsurface-lava-tubes

 

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Pat M Member Since: Jun 18, 2016
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So, it's not swiss cheese after all?

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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Oh, now look what you did! That's so sad.

 

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Ravindra B Member Since: Sep 27, 2015
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"We have created another pseudo-disease."

 

https://www.sciencealert.com/the-largest-ever-clinical-study-on-vitamin-d-shows-we-re-wrong-about-it...

 

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Ravindra B Member Since: Sep 27, 2015
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“As the robot moves with the water through a pipe, its ‘hands’ touch the pipe and feel the suction forces caused by leaks, Wu told Business Insider.”

 

https://www.sciencealert.com/mit-graduate-developed-leak-detecting-robot-to-save-drinking-water

 

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Ravindra B Member Since: Sep 27, 2015
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“We still don't really know how anaesthetic works.”

 

https://www.sciencealert.com/plants-respond-anaesthetics-weird-movement

 

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Bill H Member Since: Aug 18, 2017
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We really don't know how most chemicals used in medication work.

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Janean L Member Since: Apr 6, 2016
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I am also convinced that airplanes fly pretty much by magic. You cannot persuade me that anything that heavy can leave the ground for hours at a time. In fact, when I am in an airplane it is probably nothing outside of the power of my individual concentration that is keeping the entire group of crew and passengers aloft and safe between takeoff and landing.

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