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[ScienceNews] (29)植物工場の新展開

2011年 5分  植物工場のなかでも完全人工光型と呼ばれるものは、光そのものも人工光源を用い、外部の環境とは完全に切り離して植物を生育させるタイプです。ほかの栽培方法と比較して、いったいそこにはどんなメリットがあるのでしょか?そこで、完全人工光型の研究施設としては日本最大規模となる大阪府立大学植物工場研究センターを訪ねました。学内のサインドイッチ店では使用するレタスをすべて植物工場産のものにするなど「学産学消」も試みられています。 JSTサイエンスニュース:http://sc-smn.jst.go.jp/sciencenews/ 暮らし 自然 人物 村瀬治比古 大阪府立大学植物工場研究センター 副センター長・教授 Video Rating: / 5 A new robot succeeds where other machines have failed at metamorphosis. By slipping into and stripping off various origami bodies, this cube-shaped robot gains new capabilities on the fly. Designing the origami exoskeletons that allow these bots to shape-shift took some “brilliant engineering,” says

Cassini’s timeline to destruction | Science News

On September 15, 2017, Cassini’s time in the cosmos will come to an end. Here is a play by play of how it’s all going down in the next few days. Read more: https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/science-ticker/titan-flyby-cassini-saturn-collision Our story on the mission’s final moments: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/rip-cassini-saturn-nasa NASA’s end of mission timeline: https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/grand-finale/cassini-end-of-mission-timeline/ Cassini’s past exploits: https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/the-journey/timeline/#launch-from-cape-canaveral Our past coverage

Two neutron stars collide | Science News

Two neutron stars orbit one another and spiral inward until they merge in this animation. The collision emits gravitational waves and a burst of light. Rumors suggest that LIGO may have detected waves from such a collision. Read more: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/rumors-swirl-ligo-snagged-gravitational-waves-neutron-star-collision Video: Goddard Space Flight Center/NASA Video Rating: / 5

Scientists Discover A New Kind Of Fire, Yes Really

Scientists have identified a new kind of fire which burns more cleanly. Scientists have identified a new kind of fire which burns more cleanly.  According to a recently published study from the University of Maryland, or UMD, this phenomenon, called a blue whirl, “evolves from a fire whirl and burns with nearly soot-free combustion.”  Fire