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Read our post about storing solar energy in rust. 

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Fish fireworks: Bioluminescence

One of nature's most dazzling underwater displays, bioluminescence, has been captured as a form of self-defence by a BBC film crew.
Ostracods, a class of the Crustacea, sometimes known as seed shrimp, are one of the ocean-living animals which give off light when they are disturbed.
They produce the chemicals luciferin and luciferase, which emit light when mixed together. The process is called bioluminescence, an adaptation that allows animals to be seen in the complete darkness of the deep sea.
To demonstrate why organisms are able to generate light, ostracods were put into a tank containing cardinal fish, which eat plankton.

From the BBC's - Super Senses: The Secret Power of Animals.  
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p024m0s1

More on bioluminescence here -
http://ocean.si.edu/bioluminescence 
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What you're witnessing actually is not magic. but an illusion. It's called a hyperbolic slot, and is simple mathematics! #cool #science #math  
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How do you create a glass model of a real plant with scientific accuracy?  I just re-posted "Cellular Glass Strands and Observing Nature" on the website.  I made some exciting enhancements to the post with additional information on how to create a glass petal.  I included some new photographs as well!  Take a look and learn about glass plant models. 

Link to article: http://www.emilywilliamssculpture.com/cellular-glass-strands/

#glassart #sculpture #columbusga #art #plants #flowerpetals #flower #glass #science #ga #bougainvillea #garden 
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Can you hear a caterpillar munching on leaves? Well, plants can!
Image source: Wikimedia How often have we seen a caterpillar silently eat away an entire leaf of a plant to feed its hungry stomach. What if we told you that every time you thought the plant was helpless against the over-eating caterpillar, you were wrong? ...

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