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Do you know? Flamingos might stand on one leg to maintain heat

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They could be notable for his or her pink feathers and lengthy necks, however it’s the query of why flamingos stand on one leg that has stored scientists guessing. The reply could be threefold: as a result of it’s simpler, hotter and fewer abrasive. Research present that flamingos are considerably extra more likely to stand on one leg in our bodies of water than on land, suggesting they accomplish that to preserve warmth. Some flamingos additionally reside in very salty or alkaline lakes resulting in the suggestion that they might stand on one leg at a time to forestall over publicity or burns. It could additionally take much less power for a flamingo to face on one leg than two, because of their skill to passively assist their physique weight.

NFTs promote for thousands and thousands of {dollars}

What are NFTs?

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NFT stands for non-fungible token. Within the digital world the time period defines a cryptographic report of possession for a novel merchandise that’s encoded in a blockchain. Just like the deeds to a home, NFTs present who owns one thing, however they aren’t the identical because the merchandise itself. In consequence, NFTs can be utilized to promote multiples of the identical merchandise, an art work or album, as an example. In October 2020 Artist Mike Winkelmann, aka Beeple offered a chunk of digital art work as an NFT for $66,666.66. That piece offered 4 months later for $6.6 million.

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Protein will be grown on bushes

Molecular farming

Human protein produced by a leaf.

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Effectively, strictly talking, on vegetation, however the precept stays the identical. Molecular farming permits us to develop protein utilizing plant cells as an alternative of animal ones. Fairly than rising them inside a hen’s egg, as we do for flu vaccines, molecular farming permits us to genetically modify vegetation in order that their cells change into “factories” for protein, producing harvestable portions of their leaves. As soon as grown, we are able to then extract the products in a quicker, more cost effective manner. This might then profit rural farming communities who would have the ability to develop crops that yield much more revenue than, say, greens.

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