Sunday, September 7, 2008

interesting factoid

Random tidbit, courtesy of Doug Natelson over at nanoscale views:

"Bacteria are much better at using 40Ca in their metabolism than 44Ca, and it's not at all clear how this works kinetically."

He's got a few other cool facts, courtesy of the Packard conference.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This was weird. I was going through my RSS reader and I read that post on nanoscale.

Then, 9 items later, I saw this post, but I skipped the first paragraph, and just saw the quote, and proceeded to be confused why I was reading that again.

Yeah, very interesting facts, I look forward to more details on those.