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PostSubject: Sphagnum moss and the power of vortices   Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:12 pm

Vortex lovers rejoice!

If you click the image, you'll see a time-lapse of the vortex

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Sphagnum moss uses the power of vortices, or rings of rolling air, to launch their spores to extraordinary heights, according to a new study.

Vortex-power is essentially the same mechanism employed by jellyfish and squid to move through water. The discovery, made by using high-speed videos, finally explains the secret of how Earth's most important and prolific mosses seemingly defy physics.

"The first clue we had was that these things were going way higher than they had any business going," says physical scientist Dr Dwight Whitaker of Pomona College in California.

He and botanist Dr Joan Edwards of Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, report the discovery today in the journal Science.

Although it has been known for more than a century that sphagnum mosses have exploding capsules that shoot spores centimetres into the air, the physics never made sense. The acceleration of those tiny explosions has been calculated to reach 36,000 times that of Earth's gravity, which sounds like a lot.

http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2010/07/23/2962175.htm

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PostSubject: Re: Sphagnum moss and the power of vortices   Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:12 am

Now if we could somehow harness this for us. scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Sphagnum moss and the power of vortices   Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:09 am

Somamech wrote:
Vortex lovers rejoice!

mexican wave

if i may....
the spores remind me of the toroidal vortex images in the
dolphin vid i posted some time back

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PostSubject: Re: Sphagnum moss and the power of vortices   Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:32 pm

Great photos Soma
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PostSubject: Re: Sphagnum moss and the power of vortices   Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:28 am

I'll have to check out that Dolphin vid Hippy! I was listening to a Stan Deyo presentation on the weekend and he was talking/demonstrating ideas using smoke rings at one point. One day I will watch that video in full, I've put it on a few times whilst I lay down on the couch and have a Saturday early evening nap.

I found some video footage of the Moss on physorg which is pretty damn cool! joy

http://www.physorg.com/news199081900.html






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PostSubject: Re: Sphagnum moss and the power of vortices   Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:19 am

Some of the greatest art is smoke rings. Smoke a cigarette and blow smoke rings in a still room and see how the spirit moves, it is quite instructional and artistic at the same time.. there is nothing more dynamic than a smoke ring under observation in a still room.

And the art work gets even better when the rings are blown in a room with air current.

Music also effects the rings as well as light and all these art forms are natural to our dimension and most instructional to the visual aspects of the spirit realm.

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PostSubject: Re: Sphagnum moss and the power of vortices   Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:18 pm

Gabes bro, I love ya mate cheers

Being a smoker myself right now, (yeah i know a shit habit) but in saying so, I've always been able to blow smoke rings, and until I read both of these articles, and last Saturday when I listening to Stan's lecture for the umpteenth time whilst not paying full attention I realised a key point as you described.

Its actually a really good test in the 3d aspect to demonstrate the power of rings formed from a vortex, as what the moss does seems much like how the action of blowing a ring works.

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PostSubject: Re: Sphagnum moss and the power of vortices   Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:55 pm

I love smokers and drinkers. I do both proudly. And I hate the politically correct group that always tell us how bad I am for smoking.

I also watch porn at times because I am a man, and I live with my Mother, but I still have a sex drive. I am not dead, and I like naked women and I think I like naked women because I am a man.

The God I serve invented sex and I am proud to say that I agree with his creation.

It is normal for men to want to see naked women, and for women to see naked men.

WHAT IS THEIR PROBLEM ?
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PostSubject: Re: Sphagnum moss and the power of vortices   Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:24 pm

Good for you Gabe on doing what you want and not buying into the guilt society tries to lay on us!
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PostSubject: Re: Sphagnum moss and the power of vortices   Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:38 pm

Yes Lightning I go off on a rant sometimes because of the politically correct people always looking to find fault in others instead of looking at themselves first.
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PostSubject: Re: Sphagnum moss and the power of vortices   Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:00 pm

Yeah ya know what, Dr Emoto mentioned something about how Damaging cigarette health warnings are to a smoker in a video I watched the other night. Although I do know ciggys are not that good to have have as addiction through my own quit periods. It did make me wonder ;)

Getting away from the ciggys for tick, and something I didn't notice till tonight.

My avatar has an instrument which looks like it would Vortex sound.

Sometimes I could bang my own head against a wall for not noticing the obvious like that sleepwalk Banging Head
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PostSubject: Re: Sphagnum moss and the power of vortices   Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:00 pm

Somamech wrote:
Yeah ya know what, Dr Emoto mentioned something about how Damaging cigarette health warnings are to a smoker in a video I watched the other night. Although I do know ciggys are not that good to have have as addiction through my own quit periods. It did make me wonder ;)


Mate I've always thought this. Every time a smoker looks at those graphic images it's doing some subliminal programming into the immune system.
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PostSubject: Re: Sphagnum moss and the power of vortices   Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:35 pm

I agree reuniteR, 100%
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PostSubject: Re: Sphagnum moss and the power of vortices   Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:56 pm

anti-smoking stuff mostly propaganda, i never soaked it up
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i look at it the same way i consider my car ...
the thin coating of smoke is a protective layer in my lungs
as the dust on my car protects the paint job
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PostSubject: Re: Sphagnum moss and the power of vortices   Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:24 pm

Well said Hipster
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