Feather Color in Birds

Anyone who knows me, or has read my articles knows that I am passionate about wild birds; and not just because of their colors. There are many birds that lack bright and powerful hues and tints. It is the way nature has designed and used those colors to enhance birds’ survival that evokes my appreciation.

Pigment and the way a feather is constructed determine the color of birds’ feathers. The pigments come from just 3 different groups.

Melanins which produce black, brown, rust and pale yellow
Carotenoids that absorb blue light and turn it into red, orange and bright yellow
Porphyrins which make pink, brown, green and rusty red

Humans, animals and plants all have melanin present in different amounts and for different reasons:

In people, melanin determines the color of our skin, the iris of our eyes and the color of our hair. Continue reading Feather Color in Birds

Buying Recertified Centrifuges – What You Need To Know

Startup clinics, small labs, and hospitals which need of lab centrifuges but have budget constraints usually look to purchase recertified centrifuges as a cost saving alternative. Buying recertified centrifuges is not an easy job. There are some things you need to know to choose the right one.

Used lab centrifuges that those are returned are mostly because of very small defects or are sold off when labs need to purchase a more advanced model. The used equipment is purchased by leading lab equipment suppliers and refurbished before they are recertified and offered for sale. Continue reading Buying Recertified Centrifuges – What You Need To Know

The Consumers Guide to Understanding the Drugs & Supplements

      We see them in stores, magazine advertisements, commercials, and practically everywhere online. Today, the marketplace is flooded with miracle drugs, dietary supplements, natural remedies, and prescription medications all claiming to solve any number of serious health problems.

    However, most consumers dont understand the differences between supplements and drugs. Continue reading The Consumers Guide to Understanding the Drugs & Supplements

Clean Rooms: Part Of Our Daily Lives

Although most people don’t know about it, clean rooms play a huge role in our individual lives. Everything from packaged food and beverages, electronics like TVs and computers, medicines and semiconductors are all produced in a clean room.

So what is a clean room? These rooms are controlled environments that have strict standards for temperature, humidity and air cleanliness. The standards for clean rooms vary based on the type of work that is being conducted within the room.

Controlled environments use a host of different devices to ensure cleanliness. Continue reading Clean Rooms: Part Of Our Daily Lives

The Three Closest Stars To Earth

If you ask some one which is the closest star to our planet earth, most of use will say it’s our Sun, the hot boiling ball which is 150 million kilometers away. All right, that was an easy one, so we’re not going to count it. We’re here to tell you, the three closest stars near to earth besides the Sun are Alpha Centauri, 4.2 light years away, Barnard’s Star which is 5.9 light years away and Wolf 359 which is 7.8 light years away.

According to the scientists, Alpha Centauri isn’t just one star; it’s made up of three other stars. Continue reading The Three Closest Stars To Earth