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Occurring at separated intervals, having periods of cessation of activity.

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Re: sterilization in microwave oven

... sterility. Most early bacteriology was done with media 'sterilized' in that manner. Microwave could be used in the same way to 'inspissate' by intermittent microwaving. It would kill vegetative forms and if spores germinated, they could be killed by a second or third microwaving.

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by fdgsr
Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: sterilization in microwave oven
Replies: 29
Views: 111904

Effects of variation in Flicker Fusion Thresholds (vision)

... pot never boils, and so on. Of particular interest to me is vision and in particular the flicker fusion threshold (FFR); the frequency at which an intermittent stimulus appears continuous. According to the following article this threshold differs from species to species and seems to relate to both ...

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by NMLevesque
Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Effects of variation in Flicker Fusion Thresholds (vision)
Replies: 0
Views: 2154

Re: Sound and how the brain reacts to it

... the inner ear. The exact mechanism remains a mystery, but a recent experiment explores how spontaneous vibrations in these hair cells synchronize intermittently with weak mechanical signals. As described in Physical Review Letters, the observations suggest that hair cells may respond to sounds ...

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by GremlinGnome422
Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Sound and how the brain reacts to it
Replies: 89
Views: 175877

Re: Why do carrots spark in the microwave?

... so it is actually quite difficult to get ice to melt in a domestic microwave oven. The "defrost" option on a microwave oven relies on intermittent heating of a small amount of liquid water present on the food, and heat conduction from these areas into frozen material. By putting frozen ...

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by sara135
Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:12 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Why do carrots spark in the microwave?
Replies: 7
Views: 35414

Re: Stomach bloating and weight gain

... 8-10 hours. Then I vomit for 13 or more hours. Then I go to ER and they unclog me. My intestines actually are temporarily paralyzed. It's called intermittent peristalsis. It can be life threatening. The pain is very intense under the belly button. The vomiting is non stop until there is nothing ...

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by EmmaJean
Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:02 am
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Stomach bloating and weight gain
Replies: 453
Views: 2912037
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