Science Facts of May - 2012

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Friday

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We all know that the elephants have a strong skin. But the amazing thing is, a small Leech teeth are strong enough to cut though elephant skin. Leech teeth leave a characteristic triangular incision that can cut through any tuff skin.


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Thursday

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Super Glue was invented by accident. The researcher was trying to make optical coating materials, and would test their properties by putting them between two prisms and shining light through them. When he tried the cyano-adcrylate (name for a family of fast-acting adhesives) he couldn’t get the prisms apart.


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Wednesday

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22

Tuesday

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Pressure increases 1 atmosphere for every 10 meters, so a deep sea organism can experience a range of pressures from 20 atmospheres at the shallowest point to 1100 atmospheres in the deepest.


21

Monday

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The lungs contain over 300,000 million capillaries (tiny blood vessels). If they were laid end to end, they would stretch 2400 km (1500 miles). Can you imagine? Blood vessels in our lungs stretch 7 times over than river Mahaweli .


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Thursday

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Would you believe the stomach’s digestive acids are strong enough to dissolve zinc? Fortunately for us, the cells in the stomach lining renew so quickly that the acid don’t have have time to dissolve it.


10

Thursday

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Why do our eyes turn red when we cry? Have you ever thought about it before?
When you cry, the blood vessels of the lachrymal glands have to dilate to provide the fluid for the tears. This is accomplished by the autonomic nervous system. If the crying is intense enough, the blood vessels on the surface of the eye also dilate. That’s what makes our eyes red when we cry.


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Wednesday

Today’s Science Message

Giving sight to the blind has always been a dream of science until now. A group at Australia’s Monash University is developing a bionic eye system that allows blind people to see. This will be a valuable invention for the modern society.Soon we can remove aside blindness.