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Qualities of a walkable city
These seven urban qualities have not surprised planners and real estate people in the region. Rather it confirms what is already known that people in Stockholm search for walkability and high quality public space.
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Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan
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They’ve been called ‘solar-powered slugs’ and ‘leaves that crawl’ — species of sacoglossan sea slug that assimilate the photosynthetic organelles in the algae they eat, causing their bodies to turn bright green. But it turns out that these slugs can survive months of starvation even when their photosynthetic capacity is massively reduced, casting doubt on the widely-accepted theory that they rely on photosynthesis to feed themselves when there’s nothing around to eat.
Plastid-bearing sea slugs fix CO2 in the light but do not require photosynthesis to survive Gregor Christa, Verena Zimorski,Christian Woehle,Aloysius G. M. Tielens,Heike Wägele,William F. Martin andSven B. Gould. Proc. R. Soc. B 7 January 2014 vol. 281 no. 1774 20132493
The sea slug Elysia timida extracts the photosynthesizing organelles from single-cell algae it feeds on — but it is unclear whether it actually can use them as its personal solar panel. Sven Gould/Jan de Vries
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