Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Levitation Mice

There's a phrase, "When pigs fly", which means that something is probably never going to happen. Good thing the phrase isn't "when mice fly", because that is something can happen. Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab have been experimenting with rodents and have managed to get these creatures to float in the air. By studying what happens to mice and their bones, researchers hope to find out what would happen to astronauts who will be on long space missions. Said doctors, "we first tried a fully conscious mouse and he didn't like it very much. He started to spin and got disoriented.", which is probably science speak for, "the mouse threw up." When sedated the mouse floated happily and even ate and drank.

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