Scientists confirm a structural similarity found in both human cells and neutron stars

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Sciborg_S_Patel

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Saw this posted on another forum:

Scientists confirm a structural similarity found in both human cells and neutron stars

We humans may be more aligned with the universe than we realize. According to research published in the journal Physical Review C, neutron stars and cell cytoplasm have something in common: structures that resemble multistory parking garages.

In 2014, UC Santa Barbara soft condensed-matter physicist Greg Huber and colleagues explored the biophysics of such shapes—helices that connect stacks of evenly spaced sheets—in a cellular organelle called the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). Huber and his colleagues dubbed them Terasaki ramps after their discoverer, Mark Terasaki, a cell biologist at the University of Connecticut.

Huber thought these "parking garages" were unique to soft matter (like the interior of cells) until he happened upon the work of nuclear physicist Charles Horowitz at Indiana University. Using computer simulations, Horowitz and his team had found the same shapes deep in the crust of neutron stars.

"I called Chuck and asked if he was aware that we had seen these structures in cells and had come up with a model for them," said Huber, the deputy director of UCSB's Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP). "It was news to him, so I realized then that there could be some fruitful interaction."

The resulting collaboration, highlighted in Physical Review C, explored the relationship between two very different models of matter...
 

Brian_the_bard

Lost Pilgrim
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As above, so below.

I once wrote part of a story to go with my Am 'Athir artwork. Here's part:

"In elven lore it is said that the prophet Tchal wrote the book of Eysha. He wrote that the universe was created from a vast pool of gases which condensed to form the chemical balls we know as planets, each ball being unique in it's chemical make up. An elaborate network of waves of energy permeated space and carried information from chemical ball to chemical ball like a giant cosmic brain."
 
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"Horowitz and his team had found the same shapes deep in the crust of neutron stars."
Astronomers don't even know what "Neutron Stars" actually are, much less how they are structured internally.

When your theory says that some object can spin at 70% of light speed, it's time to start re-examining your theory.
 
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