Thursday, October 21

Science

Astronomy aira tech corp
Science

Astronomy aira tech corp

Ancient people could understand the world around them much better than the flat earth that was the centre if the universe, as we suggest for them. If we take a look at Greek mythology we can see a lot of knowledge hidden behind some myths. Some movements of known stars are saved on this form. As example we can see the myth of Kronos that eat his children until Zeus comes and changes the situation Mars (the God of war) had two followers: Fovos and Deimos, they have been found recently as two small satellites of planet Mars, invisible with simple telescopes! There is also a strange related report at "the Gulliver's travels" from Jonathan Swift. He reports also the amazing detail that one of the two satellites moves with the double speed of the other. Swift described that 150 years be...
What’s in a leaf, anyway? – cosmedx science
Science

What’s in a leaf, anyway? – cosmedx science

With the official start of Spring, many of us are starting to think about switching out our shovels and snow tires for soil and seeds. When planning a garden we often choose plants based on their food value or colorful petals. But how often do we take leaf shape into consideration?  Leaves come in many varieties: silky, fuzzy, round, pointed, small, large, thin, thick, smooth, serrated, and a multitude of combinations of these traits.  If you wanted to, you could make an elaborate garden just featuring plants with different leaf patterns. So what controls the way leaves look? One group of researchers recently published a paper describing why some plants have simple full leaves, while others form a branched leaf pattern. They looked at Arabidopsis thaliana, as an exampl...