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Spirit Into Matter — The Geometry of Life

Posted by on February 23, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Science with 1 Comment
Spirit Into Matter — The Geometry of Life

Foster Gamble in a short video clip of scientific exploration — illustrating how consciousness comes into form, and its importance in harnessing the energy of the future.

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Monkey Uses Its Mind To Control Another Primate, In Tests Scientists Hope Could Help Paralyzed People

Posted by on February 20, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Monkey Uses Its Mind To Control Another Primate, In Tests Scientists Hope Could Help Paralyzed People

Scientists have developed a way for monkeys to control “avatars” that could be used to help paralyzed people move their bodies. In the tests scientists found that brain signals from the master monkey’s mind could be used to stimulate an avatar’s spinal cord to control its movements

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World’s Largest Solar Thermal Power Project Now Capable Of Providing Clean Energy To 140,000 Homes

Posted by on February 18, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
World’s Largest Solar Thermal Power Project Now Capable Of Providing Clean Energy To 140,000 Homes

Take 300,000 computer-controlled mirrors, each 7 feet high and 10 feet wide. Control them with computers to focus the Sun’s light to the top of 459-foot towers and you have the world’s biggest solar power plant. The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is now operational and delivering solar electricity. At full capacity, the system produces a gross total of 392 megawatts (MW) of solar power, enough electricity to provide 140,000 homes with clean energy. Scientists at Stanford University have recently improved the efficiency of a revolutionary solar cell by around 100 times.

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How Evolution Shapes the Geometries Of Life: Scientists Solve A Longstanding Biological Puzzle

Posted by on February 18, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
How Evolution Shapes the Geometries Of Life: Scientists Solve A Longstanding Biological Puzzle

New research suggests that the shapes of both plants and animals evolved in response to the same mathematical and physical principles. By working through the logic underlying Kleiber s Law (metabolism equals mass to the three-quarter power) and applying it separately to the geometry of plants and animals, researchers were able to show that plants and animals display equivalent energy efficiencies

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-02-evolution-geometries-life-scientists-longstanding.html#jCp

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900-year-Old Viking Code Cracked to Reveal Secret Message: “Kiss Me”

Posted by on February 13, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
900-year-Old Viking Code Cracked to Reveal Secret Message: “Kiss Me”

A 13th-century Viking code that has eluded scholars was finally cracked by a runologist working at the University of Oslo. So, what was the secret message? “Kiss me.”

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Giant Leap For Nuclear Fusion As Scientists Get More Energy Out Than Fuel Put In

Posted by on February 12, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Giant Leap For Nuclear Fusion As Scientists Get More Energy Out Than Fuel Put In

Researchers in the US have overcome a key barrier to making nuclear fusion reactors a reality. In results published in Nature, scientists have shown that they can now produce more energy than the fuel put into an experiment. The use of fusion as a source of energy remains a long way off, but the latest development is an important step toward that goal.

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The Science Delusion by Rupert Sheldrake

Posted by on February 12, 2014 in Science with 0 Comments
The Science Delusion by Rupert Sheldrake

Rupert Sheldrake: Now that science and technology seem to be at the peak of the power, when their influence has spread all over the world and when their triumph seems indisputable, unexpected problems are disrupting the sciences from within. Most scientists take it for granted that these problems will eventually be solved by more research along established lines, but some, including myself, think that they are symptoms of a deeper malaise. Contemporary science is based on the philosophy of materialism, which claims that all reality is material or physical. There is no reality but material reality. Consciousness is a by-product of the physical activity of the brain. Matter is unconscious. Evolution is purposeless. God exists only as an idea in human minds, and hence in human heads. These beliefs are powerful not because most scientists think about them critically, but because they don’t. The facts of science are real enough, and so are the techniques that scientists use, and so are the technologies based on them. But the belief system that governs conventional scientific thinking is an act of faith. The biggest scientific delusion of all is that science already knows the answers. The details still need working out, but the fundamental questions are settled, in principle.

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NASA Is Working On Star Trek Healing Devices—’It’s Not Sci-Fi Anymore’

Posted by on February 10, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 0 Comments
NASA Is Working On Star Trek Healing Devices—’It’s Not Sci-Fi Anymore’

NASA and Houston-based company GRoK Technologies will work on the development of new “breakthrough products,” noninvasive medical technologies designed to “regenerate bone and muscle tissues.”

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The Miracle Cure – Scientists Turn Human Skin Into Stem Cells

Posted by on February 9, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
The Miracle Cure – Scientists Turn Human Skin Into Stem Cells

Human skin cells have been turned into stem cells which have the potential to develop into fully-formed embryos, simply by bathing them in weak citric acid for half an hour, a leading scientist has told The Independent on Sunday.

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Creation vs Evolution Debate Between Bill Nye and Ken Ham Summed Up In Two Very Telling Answers

Posted by on February 6, 2014 in Science with 5 Comments
Creation vs Evolution Debate Between Bill Nye and Ken Ham Summed Up In Two Very Telling Answers

On Tuesday evening more than 3 million people tuned in to watch ‘Science Guy’ Bill Nye debate Ken Ham, founder of the biblically literalist Creation Museum on the topic ‘Is creation a viable model of origins?’ Mr. Ham believes that the world was created over a six 24-hour-day period about 6,000 years ago, and that all living land animals today are descended from those taken aboard Noah’s Ark some 4,500 years ago. Nye challenged Ham’s literal biblical view on several fronts, pointing out that radioisotopic and ice core data shows that the Earth has been around for far longer than the 6,000 years that Ham says it is, as does our ability to view stars that are more than 6,000 light years away. Nye also pointed out that Noah’s Ark, were it constructed the way the Bible says it was, wouldn’t actually stay afloat.”

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Your Brain Edits Memories With New Experiences: Study

Posted by on February 5, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Your Brain Edits Memories With New Experiences: Study

A new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience suggests memory is faulty and can insert things from the present into memories from the past. In terms of accuracy, your memory is no video camera. Rather, memory rewrites the past with current information, updating your recollections with new experiences to aid survival. Love at first sight, for example, is more likely a trick of your memory than a Hollywood-worthy moment. READ MORE: Your memory is no video camera: It edits the past with present experiences

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New Theory Suggests the Universe Emerged From a Long, Cold Deep Freeze

Posted by on February 5, 2014 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
New Theory Suggests the Universe Emerged From a Long, Cold Deep Freeze

Conventional thinking has it that the universe and all the matter within it exploded out from a single point, the so-called Big Bang Singularity. But a German theoretical physicists says this never happened. Instead, the universe started empty and cold, slowly emerging from a deep freeze.

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First Brain Map of Speech Units Could Aid Mind-Reading

Posted by on February 3, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
First Brain Map of Speech Units Could Aid Mind-Reading

“He moistened his lips uneasily.” It sounds like a cheap romance novel, but this line is actually lifted from quite a different type of prose: a neuroscience study. Along with other sentences, including “Have you got enough blankets?” and “And what eyes they were”, it was used to build the first map of how the brain processes the building blocks of speech – distinct units of sound known as phonemes. The map reveals that the brain devotes distinct areas to processing different types of phonemes. It might one day help efforts to read off what someone is hearing from a brain scan.

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Time Is an Illusion: Past, Present, and Future All Exist Now [MUST SEE VIDEO]

Posted by on February 2, 2014 in Science with 21 Comments
Time Is an Illusion: Past, Present, and Future All Exist Now [MUST SEE VIDEO]

Brian Greene, Professor of Physics and Mathematics at Columbia University, presents interesting information about the nature of space-time, including an explanation of how past, present, and future all exist in the now.

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NASA Sued Over Jelly Donut-Shaped Martian Rock

Posted by on January 31, 2014 in Earth & Space, Science with 0 Comments
NASA Sued Over Jelly Donut-Shaped Martian Rock

NewsyScience: An astrobiologist says the jelly donut-shaped Martian rock appears to be a kind of fungus that grew into the shot rather than being physically moved there.

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