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The thinking undead: How dormant bacteria calculate their return to life (Phys)

Phys title: The thinking undead: How dormant bacteria calculate their return to life By: University of California - San Diego Date: 6 October 2022 "Facing starvation and stress conditions, some bacteria enter a dormant state in which life processes stop. Shutting down into a deep dormancy allows these cells, called spores, to withstand punishing extremes of heat,...

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New system retrofits diesel engines to run on 90% hydrogen (TechXplore)

TechXplore title: New system retrofits diesel engines to run on 90% hydrogen By: Neil Martin, University of New South Wales Date: 7 October 2022 "Engineers from UNSW Sydney have successfully converted a diesel engine to run as a hydrogen-diesel hybrid engine—reducing CO2 emissions by more than 85% in the process. The team, led by Professor Shawn Kook from the...

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Inspiration

Each day, I find / get / have new inspiration for writing these blogs. After all these years, it's hard to answer these basic questions: What is inspiration? Why do we get it? Where does it come from? How do we get it? Who gets inspiration and who doesn't? Most of all, inspiration is a mystery. Like others (eg, FD), I have my views. These views of mine are similar...

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Definitions: positive, negative, unknown

Our definitions are often positive because we know the how, what, when, where, who and why. Some of our definitions are negative: peace is the absence of war. Sometimes, we do not agree; then our definitions are not universal. Example: what is love? The ancient Greek used at least 6 different words. I suppose a main reason for negative or unknown definitions is our...

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Why would a Big Bang event be the start of our Universe?

In 1949, astronomer Fred Hoyle coined the term Big Bang as a joke. Fred Hoyle believed in "panspermia as the origin of life on Earth". On the surface, a Big Bang could explain a situation in which nothing transfers to something. However, nothing is - by definition - the absence of energy and of matter. Recently, we are finally seeing lots of articles with...

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