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Scientists Decipher Whats Behind A Marine Creatures Bright

Scientists Decipher What's Behind A Marine Creature’s Bright Green Fluorescent Glow

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego Fish-like animal emanates bright and dim versions of fluorescent light, a phenomenon that could help guide human biotechnological applications Pushing closer to understanding the mechanisms...

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Investigating The Slimy Bioluminscence Of A Hidden Sea Worm
2013-11-14 05:45:54

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study, led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, is investigating the mechanisms behind a little-known marine worm that produces a dazzling bioluminescent display in the form of puffs of blue light, released into seawater. The Chaetopterus marine worm, commonly known as the "parchment tube worm" due to the opaque, cocoon-like cylinders where it makes its home, is found around the world in muddy environments,...

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2010-12-15 08:25:00

Research uncovers secrets of strange mollusk and its use of light as a possible defense mechanism Two scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have provided the first details about the mysterious flashes of dazzling bioluminescent light produced by a little-known sea snail. Dimitri Deheyn and Nerida Wilson of Scripps Oceanography (Wilson is now at the Australian Museum in Sydney) studied a species of "clusterwink snail," a small marine snail typically found in tight...

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2009-05-21 08:03:55

Scripps scientists find unexpected role for proteins: antioxidants Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have discovered a family of green fluorescent proteins (GFPs) in a primitive sea animal, along with new clues about the role of the proteins that has nothing to do with their famous glow. GFPs recently gained international attention with the awarding of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, shared by UC San Diego's...

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2009-04-02 10:40:00

Many longtime sailors have been mesmerized by the dazzling displays of green light often seen below the ocean surface in tropical seas. Now researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have uncovered key clues about the bioluminescent worms that produce the green glow and the biological mechanisms behind their light production.Marine fireworms use bioluminescence to attract suitors in an undersea mating ritual. Research conducted by Scripps marine biologists Dimitri...


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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.