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John P. Millis, PhD for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Students of physics are almost universally perplexed when they are first exposed to the paradoxical world of quantum mechanics. The reason the field is so difficult to wrap one’s mind around is that the behavior of quantum systems is fundamentally different from the macroscopic world in which we spend our lives. One of the guiding principles of the quantum world is a set of statements known as Heisenberg's error-disturbance...
When faced with impossible circumstances beyond their control, animals, including humans, often hunker down as they develop sleep or eating disorders, ulcers, and other physical manifestations of depression. Now, researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on April 18 show that the same kind of thing happens to flies. The study is a step toward understanding the biological basis for depression and presents a new way for testing antidepressant drugs, the researchers say....
- Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
- Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
- Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
- A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.