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Nova-like explosion of spinning live bacteria explained

April 6, 2018

Suspensions of live bacteria in a viscous liquid do not act as expected when spun at certain speeds. Now, a team of researchers know why the bacterial aggregation appears to explode when the spinning stops.Full Story

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