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Fungus Cell Looks Like The 405 Freeway
2013-07-18 10:17:49

No, those are not cars darting along a busy highway. The glowing specks you're seeing in this video are millions of nuclei flowing through the tube-like filaments, or hyphae, of a single fungus cell.

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2010-09-28 06:20:00

Hydrodynamic model of spore plumes explains how plume gives spores an extra oomph.

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2008-12-23 12:45:25

The reproductive spores of many species of fungi have evolved remarkably drag-minimizing shapes.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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