posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 05:58 PM
Sperm Tracked in 3-D—A First
Corkscrew paths, "hyperactive" swimmers among reproductive rarities.
For the first time, scientists have successfully plotted the paths of sperm in 3-D, revealing corkscrew-like trajectories and "hyperactive"
Based on a sensor chip not unlike those in smartphones and digital cameras, the new technology could lead to better male fertility testing and
insights into the behavior of other microorganisms, researchers say.
Women shouldn't read this.....Men prepare to have your ego stroked ;
Tiny and fast—even for microorganisms—human sperm are notoriously difficult to study. Nevertheless the team trained their tool on the male
reproductive cells rather than easier quarry. Why? Because "sperm is one of the most important microorganisms in life," study leader
Aydogan Ozcan said.
On the other hand, the "most important microorganisms in life" is not how we treated it!
22-9-2012 by Ericthenewbie because: (no reason given)