Sunday, August 13, 2023

Starfish Embryos Can Create Crystalline Structures

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Biodiversity, Biological Evolution, Nature, Wildlife

There is an area of physics called "active matter," one new to me.

There is a new example which you can learn about in this short video from the journal Nature. It is a "complex system created by simple starfish embryos in a dish of water. For the first time, a multicellular organism has been observed naturally creating a crystalline structure--and with unexpected properties."

The 3m 55s video may be viewed here.

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