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Irradiate

Irradiate

1. To throw rays of light upon; to illuminate; to brighten; to adorn with luster. Thy smile irradiates yon blue fields. (Sir W. Jones)

2. To enlighten intellectually; to illuminate; as, to irradiate the mind.

3. To animate by heat or light.

4. To radiate, shed, or diffuse. A splendid faade, . . . Irradiating hospitality. (H. James)

Origin: L. Irradiatus, p. P. Of irradiate. See in- in, and radiate.

to emit rays; to shine.

Illuminated; irradiated.

Origin: L. Irradiatus, p. P.


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Lol, telescopes. Why not try growing fungus on different pH mediums? *bonus* use a UV light to irradiate and select for special survivors.

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by mith
Sun Dec 09, 2007 7:47 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Life Science
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The Fiber Disease

... vapor is augmented with hydrogen sulfide, the result is cadmium chloride nanowires that contain fluorescing cadmium sulfide nanocrystals. “If we irradiate one of these nanowires in the middle, we don’t only observe fluorescence at that one location but also at both ends,” says Vogel. “The nanowire ...

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by London
Wed Dec 27, 2006 1:47 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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Introducing new cattle traits into a breeding program

With organisms like bacteria, they usually irradiate them to increase variability, but I don't quite know how you would do that with cattle. In either case, you'd just basically use artificial selection.

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by mith
Thu Jun 15, 2006 3:41 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Introducing new cattle traits into a breeding program
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Where does bacterias in the fridge come from?

Nah, if you wanna free-bacteria (or at least minimally level of Bacteria) just irradiate your food or get it into autoclave for half an hour before you start eating it...:lol:

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by victor
Fri Mar 03, 2006 11:23 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Where does bacterias in the fridge come from?
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Why a mosquito wasnot died after 2 minutes in a Microwave ?

Yeah, microwave ovens don't irradiate the whole compartment evenly. Somewhere I read that most have "hot" zones about the shape of a mushroom centered in the middle of the oven. That prolly varies from oven to oven though. Thats why ovens ...

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by Jelanen
Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:18 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why a mosquito wasnot died after 2 minutes in a Microwave ?
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