Recovered: Tensegrity Structures in Biology

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Re: Recovered: Tensegrity Structures in Biology

Unread postby Grey Cloud » Sat Jul 11, 2009 5:34 am

Interesting. Does this wonder machine lie forgotten among Tesla's patents?
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Re: Recovered: Tensegrity Structures in Biology

Unread postby junglelord » Sat Jul 11, 2009 6:52 am

Sounds simple enough, he drives the crap out of you..... :lol:
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Re: Recovered: Tensegrity Structures in Biology

Unread postby Grey Cloud » Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:36 am

junglelord wrote:Sounds simple enough, he drives the crap out of you..... :lol:

I just listen to politicians, they bore it out of me.
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Re: Recovered: Tensegrity Structures in Biology

Unread postby StefanR » Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:48 am

Geobacter’s hairlike pili are extremely fine, only 3 to 5 nanometers in diameter or about 20,000 times finer than a human hair, and more than a thousand times longer than they are wide. Nevertheless, they are strong. Nicknamed nanowires for their role in moving electrons, pili are the secret to this particular microbe’s ability to produce electric current from organic waste and sediment. Geobacter’s pili seem critical for forming the biofilm which aids transfer of the electron products to iron in soil and sediment. In nature, bacteria colonies form gluey biofilms to anchor to a surface such as a tooth or an underwater rock, providing a living environment near a food source.
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“This new study shows that output can be boosted and it gives us good insights into what it will take to genetically select a higher-power organism.” The work, supported by the Office of Naval Research and the U.S. Department of Energy, is described in the August issue of the journal, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, now available online.

Findings open the door to improved microbial fuel cell architecture and should lead to “new applications that extend well beyond extracting electricity from mud,” Lovley says. In the new experiments, the UMass Amherst researchers adapted the microbe’s environment, which pushed it to adapt more efficient electric current transfer methods.

Microbial fuel cells, which convert fuel to electricity without combustion, consist of an electrode known as an anode that accepts electrons from the microorganisms, and another electrode known as a cathode, which transfers electrons onto oxygen. Electrons flow between the anode and the cathode to provide the current that can be harvested to power electronic devices.

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Re: Recovered: Tensegrity Structures in Biology

Unread postby junglelord » Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:55 am

Bone is a tensegrity, trees are a tensegrity....now bones made from wood.
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Re: Recovered: Tensegrity Structures in Biology

Unread postby junglelord » Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:32 am

Structure and Function Cannot Be Seperated. The structure controls the function.

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The atomic basis of biological symmetry and periodicity

Geometric derivations and mathematical formulas have shown how the symmetrical patterns of plants, animals and crystals, follow similar mathematical solutions. These transformations have had the great value of indicating relationships between different types of patterns. However, they could neither shed light on the material processes that led to the emergence of symmetries in nature, nor explain their transfer to higher levels of organization, as evolution proceeded from simple molecular systems to complex living organisms. Several phenomena contribute to elucidate the material processes that have led to the emergence and transfer of symmetries. Their characteristics can be summarized: (1) symmetries are inherent to the structure of matter, since they already occur in the elementary particles, such as the neutrino; (2) simple atoms, such as oxygen and hydrogen produce a six-ray symmetry in water crystals a pattern from which these crystals cannot depart; (3) the mechanism of twinning, common in minerals, obliges several components to associate in a regular fashion guided by the properties of their atoms; (4) the symmetries of crystals are decided by the electronic properties of their constituent atoms. Since living organisms consist of the same atoms that are found in the minerals, it is not surprising that the symmetries of the minerals were transferred intact to the cell and organism levels; (5) another atomic property that has been preserved is periodicity. The existence of the Periodic Table of the elements shows how this phenomenon is so well established at the atomic level. This periodicity was also transferred to the living organism level. Both biological structures and functions display periodicity; (6) the recurrence of the same type of symmetry in minerals, plant organs and animal structures is an expression of the preservation of this periodicity; (7) another manifestation of the periodicity is found in the recurrence of the same symmetry in flowers of a large number of plant families which are not closely related in evolutionary terms; (8) the re-emergence of the same symmetry at different levels of organization is also elucidated by the fact that different atom combinations can display the same form and even the same function. This is what has been called molecular mimicry. Examples are the minerals with quite different chemical compositions which display the same symmetry and the proteins, that although they consist of different amino acid sequences, result in the same structural pattern and the same function. Due to the occurrence of molecular mimicry, in the cell's main macromolecules, an organism does not even need to have the same genes to exhibit a symmetry that appeared long ago in evolution; and (9) support for the concept that the biological periodicity is anchored on the chemical periodicity is found, among other features, on the fact that the six atoms that build the main macromolecules of the cell: the nucleic acids and proteins are all simple atoms that are located in a ‘niche' on the right side of the Periodic Table of the chemical elements. The basis of biological symmetry and periodicity is now starting to be elucidated in atomic terms.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_o ... eea18b0d0d
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Re: Recovered: Tensegrity Structures in Biology

Unread postby allynh » Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:27 am

I added a note to pop this thread to the top. The thread is all over the place, with many combined threads, but it has tons of fun information that applies to the Are the planets growing? thread.
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