De vez, me gustaba andareguear por los pulgueros que abrieron en el segundo piso del Antiguo Gonzalez Padin. Mucho antes de abrir el Old Navy. Habian entre los locales un local de curiosidades que incluia la venta de 'ecosistemas en un globo'. Una grata curiosidad, pero que nunca quise gastar $50 en uno...
Era curioso en el sentido de que era un globo sellado que tenia una planta, uno o dos camaroncitos y algo de aire. El unico ente externo era la luz solar y el calor transferido del cuarto. El sistema debe ser absolutamente independiente del exterior. La planta se alimenta de los contaminantes generados por los camarones, los camarones comen de la planta. La planta convierte el CO2 a O2.
Claro, esta es la Alcantarilla Alquimioca. Back with a vengeance tras la vista del viernes. Atemos esos ecosistemas a los Biospheres de anta/no. Este caso en particular de los hallazgos del Biosphere 2 y los lios de comer demasiado poco...Disculpen la imagen debajo, parece sacado de la serie original de V.
While his subjects pleaded with mission control for more supplies, Walford — who had been on the CRON-diet for years — maintained that their daily calorie intake was sufficient. “I think if there had been any other nutritionist or physician, they would have freaked out and said, ‘We’re starving,’” Walford said, “but I knew we were actually on a program of health enhancement.” Every two weeks he would give them all a full medical checkup. He discovered that their blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol counts did indeed drop to healthier levels—which he presumed would retard aging and extend maximal lifespan as it seemed to in mice—though an unanticipated side effect of this was that their blood was awash with the toxins that had been stored in their rapidly dissolving body fat.
In their 1993 book Life Under Glass: The Inside Story of Biosphere 2, crew members Abigail Alling and Mark Nelson note: “Each biospherian responded differently to the diet. Initially, over the first six months or so, we lost between eighteen and fifty-eight pounds each. … Roy continued to assure us not to worry when we commented on our baggy pants and loose shirts because our overall health was actually improved by the combination of our diet and the superb freshness and quality of the organically grown food.” They acknowledged that their natural diet was incredibly healthy: “The only problem was that there never seemed to be enough of it.”
OK. Pero finalmente, saben que trabajo con microorganismos todos los dias. Los sistemas de tratamiento biologico trabajan con protozooarios y otros microorganismos. Asi tienen la mente da/nada con este microscopio improvisado con un LASER verde.
After witnessing the image of a mosquito magnified in a laser beam outside, I decided to investigate the phenomenon further. I started by locating scuzzy water. Ponds lacking, I decided to take water out of the bowl of my 6 year old spider plant. I then proceeded to fill a syringe and hung it above a laser so that a drop of water, almost ready to fall, was in the beam path. Below is the incredibly complex apparatus involving a book, sticky-tac, a random bottle, a 250mW laser, and a plastic syringe. Glass ones don't work too well; it's had to get the drop of water to not fall.
When I turned it on and looked at the wall, I shat brix. A picture wouldn't do justice to show what I saw. There were paramecia, eating, swimming, fighting. It wasn't in great detail due to diffraction and other light artifacts, yet it was still awesome. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth a million.