Study of Geckos sticky feet- Geckskin

MEXICO CITY, March 23. – The unusual feet of geckos have become a study for scientists, given the ease with reptiles grip when walking on any surface.

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The discovery was made by a group of scientists from polymers and biologists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed what they call “Geckskin”, an adhesive inspired by the power of gecko feet.

The Incredible feet have been studied because of its ease of grip, explained the journal Science by the news of the new glue dry, exceeding the adhesion of the reptile.

Nanotechnology has been commissioned to enter this world from the feet of geckos and found that the adhesion of geckos is transmitted by electricity generated by millions of “hairs” microscopic, perfectly aligned.

It is noteworthy that the species of geckos are small, scaly creatures that live in temperate and tropical areas worldwide.

In the soles of the feet have pads that allow them to climb smooth vertical and even transit through the roof of the house with ease.

These skills are well known among people who live in temperate climates, where several species of geckos often wander inside homes, as pets to camouflage among the furniture.

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Bangkok- Private Zoo found in a House more than 200 animals

Discovery of a private zoo with more than 200 animals

In a house in Thailand authorities found kangaroos, five tigers, 13 lions and two albino orangutans and other species

Rare Breed found in  house in Saraburi

BANGKOK, March 9. – More than 200 animals, including kangaroos, five tigers, 13 lions albinos and two orangutans were seized by police in a private zoo inside a house in the central region of Thailand, local media reported Wednesday.

The agents, in an operation yesterday against illegal animal trafficking, also seized flamingos, red pandas, camels and lions at the residence of a former salesman of animals in the province of Saraburi.

The head of the operation, General Norasak Hemnithi said they located the zoo through the investigation of a network of illegal animal trafficking.

The owner, Yutthasak Sutthinon, has been accused of keeping protected animals without permits, which carries a penalty of up to four years in prison.

Yutthasak said he has relevant documents to be submitted later and explained that the red panda, albino pumas and lions come from Africa, Canada and South America.

Thailand, particularly Bangkok, is one of the largest traffic of endangered animals because it is in a strategic location between Burma, China, Indonesia and Malaysia.

approaching Solar storms affect the cellular and air routes across the Nation

 

This is what you get on Sunday

This is what you get on Sunday

The event is probably the strongest in nearly six years, said Joseph Kunches, a specialist in U.S. space weatherWASHINGTON, March 7. – A  geomagnetic storm is moving from the Sun to the Earth, and its arrival is  scheduled for Thursday which could affect power grids, roads and aircraft navigation systems, space satellite, U.S. experts said.The storm, a cloud of charged particles ejected from the Sun to about 7.2 million miles per hour, had its origin in a pair of solar flares, scientists said.

This is probably the strongest event in nearly six years, and is probably more intense than a similar storm occurred in late January, said Joseph Kunches, a space weather specialist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA .)

In the view of the solar disturbance Kunches this is a matter of three stages and the first two are already affecting the Earth:

Firstly, two solar flares that were traveling near the speed of light reached Earth on Tuesday night. These flares can cause radio blackouts.

Subsequently, solar radiation reach the Earth’s magnetic field on Wednesday, causing a potential impact on air traffic, especially near the poles, satellites and any astronaut who perform spacewalks. This phase can last several days.

Finally, it is expected that the plasma cloud sent by the coronal mass ejection, which is basically a large part of the Sun’s atmosphere, comes to Earth early Thursday.

This phase can affect power grids, satellites, pipelines and high-precision GPS systems, used by oil drillers, surveyors and some agricultural operations, scientists said.

BUENOS AIRES The stunning Perito Moreno glacier begins its breakup

The phenomenon is caused by the pressure of water above the ice dam begins to crack to form a gap that weakens

BUENOS AIRES The stunning Perito Moreno glacier begins its breakupBUENOS AIRES, March 2. – The stunning Perito Moreno Glacier in southern Argentina, has begun the process to its cyclic rupture, a show that attracts thousands of tourists, official sources confirmed today.

The ice dam that separates the Rico and the Canal arm of Lake Argentino Icebergs began tracking leaks on Wednesday and is expected in the coming days will produce its thunderous break. Media reports began to settle on the runways of Los Glaciares National Park in the southern Santa Cruz province, where the glacier can be seen waiting for the big show.

Sources of the Secretariat of Tourism of Santa Cruz told Efe that while the rupture process began Wednesday, and visitors began to arrive to the area and greater influx is expected in the coming days.

The director of the Los Glaciares National Park, Carlos Corvalan, told local press that the rupture could occur between Saturday and Sunday and reported that the reserve will be open for a extended hours. The phenomenon is caused by the pressure of water above the ice dam, which begins to crack to form an arch-shaped hole that ends up weakening and collapse.

The last rupture occurred in 1988, 2004, 2006 and 2008. For the imminent rupture is expected that the number of visitors to Glacier National Park, in the summer season is usually around 2,500 people per day, double this weekend.

The Perito Moreno, about 200 square kilometers extension is located on the Andes, the natural boundary between Argentina and Chile, and is one of the few in the world that is stable without flinching as a result of global warming. The front of the glacier is about 2.8 kilometers long and has a height of 70 meters above water level of the lake, although the ice wall reaches his bed.

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