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Fundamentally We Are Made Out of Hot Air

08/03/2018 4:41 PM

The amazing story of Prochlorococcus, the tiny architect of life on this planet...

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08/03/2018 9:41 PM

I thought we weren't allowed to discuss poly-ticks.

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08/06/2018 12:27 PM

Please clarify... Are they making ticks out of plastic or making plastic out of ticks?

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08/04/2018 1:36 AM

Thanks! It gives me hope for the survival of the human race in the long run.

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08/04/2018 5:45 AM

...some of us way more than others, though.

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08/05/2018 10:24 AM

Understanding Photosynthesis: How Does Chlorophyll Absorb Light Energy?

http://www.saps.org.uk/secondary/teaching-resources/283-photosynthesis-how-does-chlorophyll-absorb-light-energy

..."Marine cyanobacteria are to date the smallest known photosynthetic organisms; Prochlorococcus is the smallest at just 0.5 to 0.7 micrometres in diameter.[8][2] The coccoid shaped cells are non-motile and free-living. Their small size and large surface-area-to-volume ratio, gives them an advantage in nutrient poor water. Still, it is assumed that Prochlorococcus have a very small nutrient requirement.[9] Moreover, Prochlorococcus have adapted to use sulfolipids instead of phospholipids in their membranes to survive in phosphate deprived environments.[10] This adaptation allows them to avoid competition with heterotrophs that are dependent on phosphate for survival.[10] Typically, Prochlorococcus divide once a day in the subsurface layer or oligotrophic waters.[9] "....

..."Prochlorococcus is closely related to Synechococcus, another abundant photosynthetic cyanobacteria, which contains the light-harvesting antennae phycobilisomes. However, Prochlorochoccus has evolved to use a unique light-harvesting complex, consisting predominantly of divinyl derivatives of chlorophyll a (Chl a2) and b (Chl b2) and lacking monovinyl chlorophylls and phycobilisomes.[18] Prochlorococcus is the only known wild-type oxygenic phototroph that does not contain Chl a as a major photosynthetic pigment, and is the only known prokaryote with α-carotene.[19] "...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prochlorococcus

http://fhs-bio-wiki.pbworks.com/w/page/12145797/Photosynthesis%20-%20light

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08/06/2018 9:56 AM

I thought they were called midichlorians

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08/06/2018 11:09 AM

That's only in a galaxy far far away....

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08/06/2018 12:51 PM

Del's gonna be peeved. He sold the rights to the catcycle to Lyndor industries.

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08/06/2018 1:07 PM

These are Chinesian knockoffs...

We had Catcycles before your Planet existed!!

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08/06/2018 8:11 PM

We are developing an aerodynamic model for release, soon.

Kibble consumption is minuscule, compared to the haired version.

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08/07/2018 10:54 AM

Groan!!

Let me guess, it's a cat-a-pult.

Something for Del to build, maybe.

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08/07/2018 11:30 AM

But but but... that's a trebuchet! You cat shoot that here.

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08/07/2018 11:35 AM

I felt that any comment would be too much, but it came to mind as a launch assist for catcycles.

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08/07/2018 12:06 PM

We have a competing design here at SolarLabs....

Just try gettin' on me.....

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08/07/2018 1:22 PM

Li'l ol' kitty for li'l ol' ladies.

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08/07/2018 1:27 PM

Attitude adjustment therapy...

I wouldn't get too close.....

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08/07/2018 3:16 PM

This could become a cat ass trophy.

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08/07/2018 2:25 PM

With all those wrinkles, he might as well have fur. He'd certainly look better.

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