• What Is Happening to this Frog? | Amazing Frog Skin
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    What Is Happening to this Frog? | Amazing Frog Skin

    It’s night time, and in the twilight Jabba the Hutt, quietly wriggles and shuts his eyes tightly. Jabba is our pacman frog, his species in particular known as a Surinam horned frog. He’s actually undergoing a pretty interesting change tonight, that happens to him every few weeks. In the privacy of his mossy bed, Jabba continues to blink, and open his mouth. And you’re about to find out what he’s doing now. See, there! At the corner of his mouth, see that dark slimy thing? And slowly the dark slime slips completely into his mouth and out of sight. What you saw there was Jabba’s old skin. Our pacman frog,…

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    Why Does Wine Make Your Mouth Feel Dry?

    You know that feeling you get when you bite into an unripe pear or banana, munch on too many walnuts, or sip red wine, and your mouth gets dry, rough, and puckery? That feeling is your mouth temporarily turning into leather. We make real leather through a long and complex process, with a central step called “”tanning””, in which we soak animal skin in water along with plant material. If we took skin off an animal and didn’t tan it, hungry bacteria would release enzymes that cut the skin’s main protein – collagen – into digestible bits, essentially causing it to rot. But when we tan the skin before it…

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    Introduction to Skin

    A car has a bonnet and a phone has a cover to protect the internal important machineries from damage from rain or dust. Similarly, we have many important dedicate organs in our body like the lungs, the heart, the liver which needs to be protected from the dust and the germs. So we have a continuous sheet of tissue known as the skin which forms a protective layer and protects the internal delicate organs from germs and dust. Now germs and dusts are airborne. It is present everywhere. So the skin is present to protect the internal organs from them. But what about the skin itself? It does not get…

  • Haptic Skin: A virtual sense of touch
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    Haptic Skin: A virtual sense of touch

    I think virtual reality is a really important emerging area of technology, but currently we’re just using our eyes and our ears as the basis for those experiences and we’ve completely sort of overlooked, in a sense, the body’s largest organ. The skin is an interface into a virtual computer-driven reality. It’s much more challenging than one that’s based on audio or video. So, we’ve been working on a thin, flexible, soft sheet that can interface directly with the surface of the skin and deliver very fine-resolution spatio-temporal patterns of force to the surface of the skin – a virtual sense of touch. So, skin is a fascinating biological system…

  • Revitalise & Glow Serum: A Beauty Boost for All Skin Types | Aurelia Probiotic Skincare
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    Revitalise & Glow Serum: A Beauty Boost for All Skin Types | Aurelia Probiotic Skincare

    The Revitalise and Glow Serum from Aurelia Probiotic Skincare is our most potent anti-aging product. Containing the highest concentration of our probiotic, peptide and repair complexes. The extremely lightweight formulation absorbs instantly for a deeply nourishing, daily boost of hydration. The Revitalise and Glow Serum is lightweight enough to travel to the dermis layer of the skin, where it can deposit our three scientifically proven technologies and antioxidants where they are most needed. Our peptide complex boost collagen by 140% while hyaluronic acid is increased by 19 times natural levels. The high concentration of probiotics will calm inflammation in the skin resulting in a radiant, glowing complexion. Fragranced with a…

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    Why Do Paper Cuts Hurt So Much?

    You know the dreaded moment when you feel that familiar but nevertheless shocking surge of pain on your finger. You were just trying to mail a letter to your Great-Aunt Celia to thank her for the hand knitted mittens she sent you for Christmas, and then it happens. Your fingertip is searing in pain; it feels like a knife just sliced through your top few layers of skin. It’s such a small cut and barely even draws any blood, so why does it hurt so bad? Let’s delve into that on this episode of The Infographics Show, Why Do Paper Cuts Hurt So Bad? The dreadful paper cut is just…

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    I Watch 3 Episodes of Mind Field With Our Experts & Researchers

    (soft music) (eerie sound) – Hey Vsauce! Michael here. Every episode of Mind Field is now free to view all over the world, all 24 episodes, all three seasons. Whoa! It is really exciting. And it’s why I’ve invited you hear to Vsauce headquarters. Why watch Mind Field alone when you could watch it with me and some of the researchers, writers, scientists and teachers who are in the episodes who made Mind Field what it is? That’s right, we are about to have ourselves a Mind Field marathon. We are going to watch three episodes in their entirety, pausing throughout to talk more deeply about the concepts in the…

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    I Watch 3 Episodes of Mind Field With Our Experts & Researchers

    (soft music) (eerie sound) – Hey Vsauce! Michael here. Every episode of Mind Field is now free to view all over the world, all 24 episodes, all three seasons. Whoa! It is really exciting. And it’s why I’ve invited you hear to Vsauce headquarters. Why watch Mind Field alone when you could watch it with me and some of the researchers, writers, scientists and teachers who are in the episodes who made Mind Field what it is? That’s right, we are about to have ourselves a Mind Field marathon. We are going to watch three episodes in their entirety, pausing throughout to talk more deeply about the concepts in the…

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    What’s inside a Rattlesnake Rattle?

    (dramatic percussion music) – Welcome back to What’s Inside. I’m Lincoln, this is Dan. And today we’re at the Phoenix Zoo. – We came here because we wanted to see What’s Inside of a rattlesnake rattle. A lot of you guys have recommended that, and I thought, “That’s a really cool idea.” But before we just cut open a rattlesnake rattle, we gotta come to the zoo and see a bunch of snakes. (children laughing and yelling) ♫ Phoenix Zoo ♫ (dramatic percussion music) – My dad bought this rattlesnake rattle on Ebay from a guy in Texas. And we brought it here to compare. – [Dan] So here’s our…

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    What makes tattoos permanent? | #aumsum

    What makes tattoos permanent? Glue sticks. No. Our skin has three layers, epidermis, dermis and hypodermis. Epidermis sheds thousands of skin cells every day. Hence, when we get a tattoo. The tattoo needles which are coated with colored pigment. Are inserted through the epidermis into the dermis. Thus, preventing the tattoo pigment from getting shed away. However, it is mainly our body’s immune response which makes tattoos permanent. What? But how? The tattoo needles create wounds in the skin, activating the immune response. Immune cells like macrophages. Reach the wounded site and start to eat the small particles of colored pigment and clean the area. Bigger pigment particles that cannot…