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Monday, August 30, 2010

Ever wonder how fish avoid becoming popsicles while swimming in Arctic water? Scientists at Germany's Ruhr-University Bochum are figuring out how they do it.
"The fish have proteins in their blood that protect them from frost. That's been long known, but we never understood how these anti-freeze proteins worked."
 Now, using a technique called terahertz spectroscopy (see Here), scientists discovered that the proteins change the way water molecules behave in the blood. They
"Usually perform a permanent dance in liquid water, and constantly enter new bonds, (but) dance a more ordered dance in the presence of proteins,"
 the researchers explain in a statement.

Put another way: "the disco dance becomes a minuet," says Dr. Martina Havenity of Ruhr-University Bochum. The change prevents ice from forming.


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13 comments:

  1. We need to utilize this in humans for the coming ice age.

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  2. Holy crap thats awesome man i have always wondered about that great blog bro

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  3. i could go for a fishsicle right about now

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  4. We do need to use this for humans! a great read, thanks.

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  5. heh, who knew... proteins in the blood stop them from icing up. Good stuff! keep it coming ;D

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  6. This is a great post man! checking in on my daily rounds to show some real love for you. oh and i made a new minecraft blog maybe you check it out

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  7. thanks guys! i'll make a new post when I get a few minutes later on tonight

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  8. I had no idea. "Learn something new every day." Hehe. I updated my blog recently, check it out.

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