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1. Not moving; not appearing to move; stable; fixed. Charles Wesley, who is a more stationary man, does not believe the story. (Southey)

2. Not improving or getting worse; not growing wiser, greater, better, more excellent, or the contrary.

3. Appearing to be at rest, because moving in the line of vision; not progressive or retrograde, as a planet.

(Science: physiology) Stationary air, the air which under ordinary circumstances does not leave the lungs in respiration. Stationary engine. A steam engine thet is permanently placed, in distinction from a portable engine, locomotive, marine engine, etc. Specifically: A factory engine, in distinction from a blowing, pumping, or other kind of engine which is also permanently placed.

Origin: L. Stationarius: cf. F. Stationnaire. Cf. Stationer.

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Can you think of an evolutionary reason for this?

... and scientists are human. Einstein made that mistake when he introduced the cosmological constant into his cosmology. He "valued" a stationary universe which required the constant. When Hubble experimentally discovered "Hubbles law" - the increase of redshift of celestial ...

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by Rap
Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Can you think of an evolutionary reason for this?
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Video of Euglena asexually splitting.

Thanks. It was actually pretty stationary, although holding a camera up to the microscope for 8 minutes was tough.

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by keeblur
Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Video of Euglena asexually splitting.
Replies: 3
Views: 2031

Hypothetical experiment

... consuming to set up, can be expensive to run but when they work, they are great. They can also be used if you simply want to keep your solution stationary in fresh medium, with just a filter to prevent the old medium to take the bacteria away. The conditions might be tricky to set, and you probably ...

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by canalon
Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:54 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Hypothetical experiment
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thin layer chromatography

... to make sure I have it correctly, before I'll say the students they are wrong :lol: Anyway, we are doing TLC with extract from red pepper, the stationary phase is silufol (Al2O3) and the mobile phase is benzene. Thus the more hydrophobic pigment, the further it should travel, right? Thus like ...

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by JackBean
Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: thin layer chromatography
Replies: 4
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Re: Growth Curve

... wich related cells and time, you will have a right line (exponential phase or log phase) , wich will drop at long times untill be horizontal(stationary phase). The generation time is done in exponential phase by the time that the population duplicates, so mark the times at 3x10e6 and 6x10e6 ...

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by protold
Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:32 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Growth Curve
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