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Emma Hollen 6h
[THREAD] If you are curious to know why this salamander seems to be doing yoga, this thread is for you ⬇️
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Animal predators can be scary and ferocious, but when it comes to precision, dragonflies are probably the winners: they have one of the highest hunting success rates in the animal kingdom at 97% (compared to a lion's mere 20%)
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The physics of the airbag: this is what happens when an airbag deploys a hundredth of a second late
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The birds of paradise mating dance is one of the weirdest things you can happen to witness
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Massimo 8h
Using an inductive pen and optical sensor feature, the Magic Toy Truck will follow any black line that is not too thin or too thick
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Elysia chlorotica is a sea slug that can capture energy directly from light, as most plants do, through the process of photosynthesis and during time periods where algae is not readily available as a food supply, it can survive for months
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Massimo 6h
Also known as a "nothing machine" or as trammel of Archimedes, this simple machine can draw a perfect ellipse [gif: ]
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Massimo 7h
On the night of October 15, 1991, a particle streaked across the Utah sky, traveling at 99.99999999999999999999951% the speed of light with 320 exa-electron volts (EeV) of energy. It was the “Oh-My-God” particle
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Massimo 1h
Replying to @AntonioMignolli
I'm always in a hurry 😅
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Massimo 2h
Why do mosquitoes bite some people more than others? Metabolism, exercise, shirt color and even drinking beer can make individuals especially delicious to the insects that, in any case, prefer blood type O
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FIFA Women's World Cup 6h
This hasn't just been a big deal on earth... It's been so much bigger than that 🚀 |
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Massimo 6h
Large pangolins can extend their tongues as much as 40 cm with a diameter of only 0.5 cm
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Massimo 2h
The nuclear age changed steel & today, if you need to make a geiger counter, a medical device or an aeronautical sensor you'll choose a low-background steel realized before 1945 because measurably less radioactive. Where can you find it? Sunken WWII ships
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Massimo 2h
If you were to jump off the tallest cliff in the Solar System, it would be from Verona Rupes on Uranus’ moon Miranda: given the low gravity it would take about 12 minutes to fall from the top, reaching the bottom 20 km below, at the speed of about 200 km/h
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Massimo 9h
If a blue whale attacks a particularly dense swarm, it can swallow up to 500 kg of krill, eating 457,000 calories in a single monster mouthful & getting back almost 200 times the amount it burned in the attempt [gif, Slater Moore: ]
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Massimo 4h
Take your calculator and pick any number made just of 5s (55, 555, 5555, ...). Then calculate its reciprocal (1/555 ...), and then the sinus of this number. It's a very familiar result, isn't? This is why [source: ]
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Massimo 4h
Elysia chlorotica is a sea slug that can capture energy directly from light, as most plants do, through the process of photosynthesis and during time periods where algae is not readily available as a food supply, it can survive for months
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Massimo 4h
Take your calculator and pick any number made just of 5s (55, 555, 5555, ...). Then calculate its reciprocal (1/555 ...), and then the sinus of this number. It's a very familiar result, isn't? This is why [source: ]
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Massimo 5h
Chameleon bones glow in the dark, even through skin. A recent study revealed that the color changers can also glow in the dark under ultraviolet light
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This cave is formed entirely from hexagonally jointed basalt columns within a Paleocene lava flow
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