Phone cables are a part of our daily life, during our devices lifetime we change the cables more than once. We have a solution for this problem, our braided cable M5, covered with nylon which provides extra durability, allowing it to last longer than normal cables; it also supports quick charge 2.0 allowing you to make a quicker charger. #RockPath
"Tahukah kamu? Cahaya bintang yang sampai ke bumi sekarang ini adalah cahaya dari masa lampau. Dikarenakan jauhnya jarak bintang tersebut dari bumi, ratusan ribu hingga milyaran tahun cahaya maka cahaya itu telah melalui waktu yg sangat lama untuk sampai ke bumi. Kecepatan cahaya adalah 300.000 km/detik, tahun cahaya adalah satuan jarak yg dibutuhkankan cahaya melaluinya dalam setahun, sekitar 9milyar kilometer. Bisa jadi cahaya bintang yg sampai kesini itu, bintangnya telah mati dan meledak menjadi supernova, melepaskan debu kosmik di angkasa luar sana. Sinar matahari yg kita rasakan perdetiknya saja adalah sinar radiasi yg dilepaskan 8 menit sebelumnya. Maaf ya, aku gak bisa cerita romantis ato gombal seperti cowok lainnya. Aku cuma bisa bercerita tentang antariksa atau film atau musik. :)"
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A technique with the potential to preserve fertility for prepubescent boys stricken with cancer has passed a key test in experiments conducted in monkeys: the birth of a healthy infant.
Testicle tissue samples from rhesus macaques that hadn’t reached puberty were removed, frozen and then grafted back onto the monkeys. Over the following year, as the monkeys went through puberty, the immature sperm cells in the grafts developed into sperm. In vitro fertilization with sperm from one monkey led to a successful pregnancy and the birth of a baby female macaque named Grady.
The work is an encouraging step toward one day being able to preserve the fertility of prepubescent boys who undergo chemotherapy and radiation for cancer, which can affect their ability to produce sperm, says Robert Brannigan.
Cancer survival rates for children in the United States have reached about 80 percent. But unlike teens or adults, younger boys haven’t yet developed sperm they can freeze for future use. The new work provides “a potential pathway to solving this very real clinical problem,” Brannigan says.
At some hospitals, young male cancer patients already have the option to surgically remove a small sample from one of their immature testicles before undergoing anticancer treatments. “We tell patients that we have something in the research pipeline … but we have no guarantees,” says reproductive biologist Kyle Orwig.
Orwig and his colleagues removed testicle tissue from five prepubescent monkeys and froze samples for up to five months. The researchers then grafted the tissue back onto each monkey, under the skin on both the animal’s back and its scrotum. Over the next eight to 12 months, the grafted testicle tissue grew, produced the male hormone testosterone and developed sperm in all five monkeys. The researchers used sperm from only one monkey to create embryos and impregnate a female, resulting in Grady.
Today’s Quote: One can look at the sky and try to comprehend how unimaginably tiny he/she is, and then look through a microscope and see how immensely large he/she is, as well.
It’s mind-blowing to the extent that it will make your brain hurt, because in fact, we haven’t evolved our brains enough to be able to perceive such scales and numbers. But if you’re wondering how many atoms we have in a single DNA molecule, it’s a little more than 200 billion atoms!! There, have yourself a minute and let that sink in. Feeling large yet? We all got a little universe in each of us 😌 That’s something to smile about! Enjoy your weekend!
Neil deGrasse Tyson is a prominent astrophysicist, science communicator and author of books like Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, Welcome to the Universe, and Space Chronicles. #quoteoftheday#science#astrophysics#neiltyson#neildegrassetyson#mindblown#dna#atoms#universe#galaxy#stars #themercuryblog@themercuryblog
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do something that your future self will thank you for
Would you ever want to travel to space?
Happy Friday fam! Here is another fun piece for you. Next week i’ll probably have some more typical Milky Way edits, however I had one more idea. Hope you enjoy!
This is a composite image made from my images as well as @unsplash. I use @Photoshop and @lightroom to create these pieces.