Weekly Science News Digest: Universal Antibodies, Bacteriophage Synthesis and Crystal Nucleation Video
We continue to select the most interesting, in our opinion, news from the world of science over the past week.
In this issue: What components can microplastics be decomposed into; synthesis of a bacteriophage with a truncated genome; the origin of the crystal was first filmed on video; universal antibodies against coronavirus; is it possible to catch the killer by his thoughts and a unique transplant of two hands at once.
01:23 Microplastics learned to decompose into water and carbon dioxide
04:05 Scientists have synthesized a bacteriophage for the first time
06:55 Scientists first saw the birth of a crystal
09:24 Anti-Coronavirus Universal Antibody Created
10:22 Dubai police have caught the killer for the first time with a "memory print"
12:27 World's first transplant of both arms
(all links to proofs and research under the video on YouTube. Short text version below)
Microplastics learned to decompose into water and carbon dioxide
There is evidence that astronauts have seen many unusual things in space throughout their careers. Quite often, astronauts or researchers themselves talk about this, who, analyzing video and photographic materials from the ISS and various space missions, notice all sorts of phenomena. Often they are associated with mysticism, the existence of alien civilizations. There are a number of conspiracy theorists who believe that some of the videos published by NASA were in fact filmed in a special pavilion.
A lot of information has been preserved by Soviet cosmonauts about the unusual phenomena that happened to them when they were in space. Yuri Gagarin, who became the first person to find himself in outer space, also shared some things that seemed strange to the people around him. A few years later, after completing the first flight, he attended a concert by a musical group performing electronic music. According to Gagarin, when he was in orbit, he had a chance to hear similar things.
It is noteworthy that electronic music was not performed by VIA in the USSR until the first manned flight into space, despite the fact that the first electronic instrument in the Soviet Union was created in the 1920s. Similar sounds were heard by the cosmonaut Vladislav Volkov during the first flight in 1969 aboard the Soyuz-7 spacecraft. According to him, he had the feeling that sounds were surrounding him during the time he was in space.
American astronaut Gordon Cooper said that during the flight over the mountains in Tibet, he was able to see buildings on the surface of the Earth with the naked eye. At the same time, modern science remains unknown how Cooper succeeded, since the likelihood that the house can be seen at a distance of 300 km sounds unusual. In connection with this circumstance, scientists called this phenomenon "an increase in terrestrial objects." A similar phenomenon was observed by the Soviet cosmonaut Vitaly Sevastyanov, who flew over Sochi. He stated that he had seen his house.
Cosmonaut Sergei Krichevsky learned from his colleagues that in space one can encounter unusual things that cannot be explained, sounds and visions. This was when he was preparing for the first flight. His colleagues who participated in the missions told Krichevsky that a person experiences several "transformations" during which visions arise. They are different for each astronaut. They feel so real that no one considers them hallucinations. Krichesvsky called this phenomenon "the Solaris effect" based on the novel of the same name by Stanislav Lem.
The presence of many unusual phenomena occurring in space has been directly or indirectly confirmed by astronauts from different countries of the world who have traveled outside the Earth. For example, American scientists from NASA, who took part in the Apollo lunar expeditions, claimed that they saw flashes of light and a radiance that was felt even in those moments when the astronauts closed their eyes. Modern researchers believe that this phenomenon occurs as a result of human contact with cosmic rays.
An unusual story also happened to the crew of the Soyuz-18 spacecraft, whose flight took place in 1975. The very fact of this flight for 20 years was classified by Roskosmos, since an accident occurred, during which the cabin of the ship was fired from the carrier rocket, after which it rushed to the surface of the Earth. The astronauts said that during this event they had a chance to experience severe overloads and to hear a “mechanical” voice, which asked them if they wanted to live.
After that, they were told to give up the idea of conquering space. When the astronauts got out of the capsule, they had to light a fire, as night fell, and the rescuers did not find them. As a result, they heard a piercing whistle, as well as an unidentified luminous object in the sky above them.
Astronauts often assess various unusual phenomena that happen to them in space. Alexander Serebrov shared his opinion on this matter. He said that something incomprehensible was happening in the depths of the universe. Meanwhile, when scientists and doctors can study the physical changes in the human body, they have a hard time understanding what is happening in the mind. According to Serebrov, doctors are always trying to prepare astronauts for everything, but this is impossible.
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