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1. To move to and fro, or from side to side, as a pendulum, an elastic rod, or a stretched string, when disturbed from its position of rest; to swing; to oscillate.

2. To have the constituent particles move to and fro, with alternate compression and dilation of parts, as the air, or any elastic body; to quiver.

3. To produce an oscillating or quivering effect of sound; as, a whisper vibrates on the ear.

4. To pass from one state to another; to waver; to fluctuate; as, a man vibrates between two opinions.

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Re: Do snakes have tails???

... vines to assist them in climbing trees. And of course a rattlesnake uses its tail as a warning device when it is scared. Many harmless snakes also vibrate their tails, and if they happen to be lying in dried leaves, they too make a rattling sound.

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by elizabeth35
Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Do snakes have tails???
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... we smell in life comes from these 5 atoms. carbon nitrogen hydrogen oxygen sulphur These 5 atoms form into different molecules and molecules vibrate at different frequencies and a spectroscope can analyse the vibrations and determine what the molecule is. We smell molecular vibrations( according ...

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by scottie
Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Re: Generation of DNA nucleotides

... forty ping pong balls in the liquid. Ten balls are red, ten are blue, ten are white, ten are yellow. Each ball has an "X" on one side. Vibrate the liquid to encourage bumping. (I'm not sure how this is done in vivo.) How long will it take a red ball with its "X" bumping into ...

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by gs99
Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:40 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Generation of DNA nucleotides
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Re: Can subsonic/supersonic sounds damage your hearing?

The hairs in the organ of corti are called hair cells, and are connected to cell receptors. As they vibrate from sound, the move in such a way that opens ion channels that excite neural activity. So the hairs are involved here. Now where I could have been more clear, is the ...

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by MichaelXY
Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:35 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Can subsonic/supersonic sounds damage your hearing?
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Re: Can subsonic/supersonic sounds damage your hearing?

... to a amp and speaker with a wine glass next to the speaker, is swept from 0 Hz to say 20 KHz. At some n frequency, the glass will begin to vibrate wildly (Resonance) and shatter. So if the frequency of sounds is outside the resonance points of the organ of corti, then for all practical ...

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by MichaelXY
Sun Mar 16, 2008 9:02 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Can subsonic/supersonic sounds damage your hearing?
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