Challenged and hands down: More than 500 students and “blobeurs” from all over France on Friday at Châteauroux the world’s longest bubble, 53 meters and 9 centimeters.
Together with the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) they came from the Paris area, Toulouse, Savoy, Nantes, Finister and even Germany to combine their cultured Physarum polycephalum, single-celled and multi-celled organisms.
Under the supervision of world expert Audrey Dussutour, students at Blaise-Pascal High School in Châteaurox cut samples approximately 1,000 by 5 cm by 5 cm from all over France and then placed them on a convex track on a tarpaulin. After verification by bail, participants broke the record for the longest cell in the world, with the motor neuron of the blue whale so far 30 meters from the head of the cetacean to its tail.
The “Floppers” also broke the record for the longest single-celled organism held by a ten-meter-long green algae collarpa.
A project with Thomas Pesket
“This record has the benefit of attracting a lot of attention to scientific research.
Under the leadership of the National Center for Space Research (CNES) and CNRS, the “Élève ton blob” project, which has been followed by nearly 5,000 companies from CE2 to the terminal, involves comparing the behavior of bubbles on Earth with their spatial counterparts. Thousands of students across France, along with Thomas Baskett, have slipped into the skin of a researcher for this unprecedented experience with these institutions.
“I’m now interested in how the cores of the bubble are synchronized. It should take more than 40 minutes to cross the information flap. We’re going to repeat this experiment in the lab,” said Audrey Dustur.
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