Galaxies like Toilet Flushes Spin Left or Right

Polar plot of net asymmetries A in 30° sectors in right ascension and slices in z. Segments with positive A are indicated in red and negative A in blue. [blue are left hand spinning and red are right hand spinning] The A for segments with
The handedness preference was previously seen in an analysis of over 2600 nearby spiral galaxies and now in an analysis of 15,000 more.

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  1. Hmmmmm… Isn’t this an old s-f scenario?–oil-producing organisms escape captivity into, say, the Columbia River. A few generations later, a thin skim of oil inhibits evaporation on open water. World-wide drought ensues. Organisms adapt to killing efforts. World-wide drought and extinction kills Terra.

    Sounds hazardous to me.

    Ted

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  2. Does anyone know if any of these technology programs have figured out how to get the microbes to produce fuels at concentrations that don’t require distillation? One of the reasons many biofules, especially ethanol, result in a net energy loss is the energy needed to distill them into useful concentrations.

    Few microbes can live in high concentrations of their own byproducts. Figure that out and then we’ve got something…

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  3. Using algae would appear to have the added bonus of making agricultural run-off a valuable resource – our rivers might get cleaned up in the process, ending the Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone.

    I wonder if one could harvest the algae in the Dead Zone for oil?

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