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Oxytocin, the "love hormone" that builds mother-baby bonds and may help us feel more connected toward one another, can also make surly monkeys treat each other a little more kindly. Administering the hormone nasally through a kid-sized nebulizer, like a gas mask, a Duke University research team has shown that it can make rhesus macaques pay more attention to each other and make choices that give another monkey a squirt of fruit juice, even when they don't get one themselves.It Really Works!!
They power our phones, our computers, even our cars. But batteries have one big downside, they die! And it is usually way to soon and at the worst possible time. Chemist Amy Prieto and her colleagues at Colorado State University are working to change that. A high surface area means it will charge faster. The battery is made up of three main_parts: an anode-made of tiny copper nanowires, a cathode-made from a rubber-like material, and an electrolyte-made of plastic that separates the anode from the cathode. Nanowires increase the battery's performance and are so small that 25 million of them can fit on the surface of a penny. "So, they're really tiny, that surface area is about 10,000-times higher, so that's where you get this power from, Prieto explained.
Ultra-miniature wires just one atom tall have been created by inserting a string of phosphorus atoms in a silicon crystal by a team of researchers from the Univerisity of New South Wales, Melbourne Univerisity and Purdue University. This image from a computational simulation run of the wires shows electron density as electrons flow from left to right. The wires are 20 times smaller than the smallest wires now available and measure just four atoms wide by one phosphorus atom tall. (Credit: Purdue University image/Sunhee Lee, Hoon Ryu and Gerhard Klimeck) And for physicists, the results show that Ohm's Law, which demonstrates the relationship between electrical current, resistance and voltage, continues to apply all the way down to an atomic-scale wire.
The National Geographic News reports this particular fire rainbow was caught on film on June 3 2006 in northern Idaho not far from the Washington State border. A fire rainbow is technically called a "circum-horizon arc" or "circum-horizontal arc" by weather scientists.
Looks like a fire place running along the bottom edge of clouds, only the flames are of rainbow design.
Crazy as it seems, your dog or cat cannot see much colors. Tests show that they cannot distinguish between reds and greens. Humans and our pets have 3 color receptors called cones: red, blue and green. However, Cats and dogs have very few red cones compared to humans, so they see the world mostly in shades of blue, gray, and yellow.
Having a Shown above is a photo of a left-handed Border Collie. My Border Collie only likes to walk with me on my left side. Yes your pet favors either the left or right side, just like most humans. The big difference, a human can be quite variable in their handiness. Humans can be ambidextrous, and can do some things better with a select hand or leg. Usually, if a human is right-handed, then they are also right-legged, same for left side. .
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1. Blue light is everywhere. Sunlight is the main source of blue light, and being outdoors during daylight is where most of us get most of our exposure to it.
2. High Energy Visible (HEV) light rays make the sky look blue. The short-wavelength, high-energy light rays are in the blue end of the visible light spectrum and they scatter 5 times more easily than other visible light rays when they strike very fine dust particles in the atmosphere of a diameter less than 1/10th of a Micron. Since a human hair is about 100 microns, that's 1/1000 the size of a human hair. The higher degree of scattering of these blue rays is what makes a cloudless sky look blue. However, if the fine dust particles get laden with moisture in the atmosphere and the particles swell to sizes larger than 1/10th of a micron, then the scattering effect is equal for all colors, thus the result is white (a mixture of all wavelengths). And that is why clouds are mainly white. Clouds can also be gray or dark gray if they contain a great amount of water. If you have Alexa, ask her "Why is the sky blue?" and you will get a simple yet accurate answer! See the You Tube video by a Stanford professor:.https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=you+tube+professor+explains+blue+light&docid=608001789776561758&mid=7D09CA032CC909C2E73F7D09CA032CC909C2E73F&view=detail&FORM=VIRE
3. Blue light exposure may increase the risk of macular degeneration. The fact that blue light penetrates all the way to the retina is important because laboratory studies have shown that too much exposure to blue light can damage light-sensitive cells in the retina.
4. Misc facts about light
Research has shown that high-energy visible white light boosts alertness, helps memory and cognitive function and elevates mood. White light is mainly composed of blues, reds and greens.
a. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) — a type of depression that's related to changes in seasons. As low as 400 lumens of Green light therapy is used to treat SAD. To get the same therapeutic advantage with white light it takes 10,000 lumens (Nine 75 W bulbs). A 60W bulb gives off 800 lumens. A 75W bulb gives off 1100 lumens. With a Green tube light it only takes 400 lumens.
b. HEV Light - The sun emits bright white light that contains a significant amount of High Energy Visible (HEV) light rays of all colors. Blue scatters five times more than red.
c. Circadian rhythm - Blue light is very important in regulating this — the body's natural wakefulness and sleep cycle. Exposure to blue light during daytime hours helps maintain a healthful circadian rhythm.
d. Disrupts Sleep Cycle - Too much blue light late at night can disrupt this cycle, potentially causing sleepless nights and daytime fatigue.
e. Blue light filters - You can reduce your blue light exposure using a blue light filter, if you are using your phone constantly, for texting, e-mailing and web browsing, There are photochromic lenses, which provide seamless protection from UV and blue light both indoors and out.
f. Disinfectant without being liquid - Intense blue light can be used as a disinfectant, it can kill germs within seconds, similar to UV light This requires a special high power device which delivers 4 to 4.5 Watts of intense energy. Under 4.5 Watts, blue light is safe to the skin, unlike UV wavelengths of light.
g. Blue Looks Fuzzy - A surgical cutting laser has 25 Watts of power and for better visibility its color is Red. Green as an alternative is now popular for laser pointers. Blue light disperses quickly and looks fuzzy..
Nature has a way of making us feel relaxed yet amazed at its beauty. The rise of the sun on a calm crisp morning with a fresh breeze blowing.
Tomorrow may rain or storm, nature keeps on teaching us many lessons.
We have faith and believe, "The Best is Yet To Be".