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High Tensile Strength Metallic Wood – A Spiritual Insight

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Wood from since the beginning of time has been an ideal building material because of its high strength-to-density ratio which is in fact a very unique physical property. The idea of strength to density ratio may be easily observed, wood is capable of being grown (by trees) to hundreds of feet tall and yet remain light enough to float...

Engineers Develop a New Water Treatment Technology That Could Help Mars Explorers – A Spiritual Insight

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Some of the things we are not told in the excitement of colonizing Mars is about the number of problems associated with living on Mars! For example, Perchlorate (ClO4-) is a major salt component found in the soil on the surface of Mars. Although this toxic substance has industrial uses, it can cause serious issues with the thyroid gland...

New Spider Hair Discovery May Inspire Powerful – Yet Reversible – Adhesives – A Spiritual Insight

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The Cupiennius salei spider is capable of scaling almost any surface. This ability of the Spider has fascinated both laymen and scientists alike. From an engineering perspective, the question has been asked, just how do spiders walk straight up, sideways, and even upside down across so many different types of surfaces? Imaging technology such as Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)...

Scientist Identifies Signaling Underlying Organ and Limb Regeneration – A Spiritual Insight

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Wound healing is one of the essential aspects of regeneration of the tissues and bones which is necessary for life. Recently a paper was published which reports a study on salamanders (axolotl) whose whole limbs are capable of regeneration after amputation and while also being exposed to non-sterile environments. This is significant as our current understanding in regeneration, we...

The Universe’s Earliest State of Matter Was Like an Ocean of Perfect Liquid – A Spiritual Insight

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Researchers have for many years been probing the fundamental properties of elements and in more recent history using super colliders to probe their interactions upon collision and decomposition. The most recent study that has been published was conducted by smashing lead (Pb) atoms together at speeds 99.9999991% of the speed of light using strong magnetic fields in the...

Israeli Archaeologists Unveil ‘Solomon’s Seal’ – Ancient Amulet Protecting from Evil – A Spiritual Insight

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Recently, a Byzantine-era amulet was returned to Israel Antiquities after having been discovered 40 years ago. Archeologists calculate that the amulet is approximately 1500 years old, and is made of bronze, and was used to protect someone from the evil eye (from demons). The idea of using an amulet to protect against the evil eye is not just an...

The Genomes of 2000 year old Ancient Judean Date Palms Sequenced and Germinated – A Spiritual Insight

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In the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America researchers have recently published a paper on the gene sequencing of ancient Judean date palms dating from 2000 years ago. These researchers did not just sequence the genome of these date palms, they also revived the biological material through the process of germination...

Bacterial Magnetic Particles as a Novel and Efficient Gene Vaccine Delivery System – A Spiritual Insight

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As everyone knows, DNA vaccination was recently decided upon as the chosen method for eliciting antigen-specific immunity for COVID-19. This is not a new concept, as one research paper reports on using such a delivery system as far back as 2011. This study investigated the ability of a DNA vaccine to decrease and eliminate tumor growth. The researchers...

Researchers Raise Bats in Helium-Rich Air to check how they Sense Sound – A Spiritual Insight

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A recent publication reported on how bats rely upon the speed of sound as a reference during echolocation. Echolocation is the location of objects by reflected sound. Bats are not the only animals that use echolocation, dolphins also use echolocation for example. In these animals, there is a physiological process for locating distant objects, such as a moving...

Artificial Intelligence meets the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Mysterious scribe – A Spiritual Insight

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The dead sea scrolls are a collection of 25,000 fragments of ancient Jewish Hebrew religious manuscripts that are found in the Qumran Caves in the Judaean Desert near Ein Feshkha on the northern shore of the Dead Sea in the West Bank. The manuscripts that were discovered span from the 4th century BCE to the 2nd century CE. The...

What is the most genetically diverse species? – A Spiritual Insight

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Researchers have been studying the genetic variation in different species and have recently published a paper on the species that contains the most molecular diversity, that is 150 fold greater than humans. Scientists are approaching this topic from an evolutionary genetics perspective and the assumption that the diversity of life on earth originated from genetic variability within populations...

Scientists Create Eggs which are Part Human, Part Monkey – A Spiritual Insight

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Scientists recently reported on generating an interspecies chimera by mixing human pluripotent stem cells with cynomolgus monkey (Macaca fascicularis) embryos cultured ex vitro. The scientists chose to do this in an effort to advance the scientific understanding on the generation of organs and skin tissue for transplantation. Previously studies have been conducted on mouse and pig embryos. The...

Scientists Create First Living Models of Human Embryos – A Spiritual Insight

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Recently, Scientists have reportedly grown blastocysts for the first time in the laboratory that help to further our understanding of early human development. In previous research, pluripotent and trophoblast stem cells had been used, but lacked the complexity to adequately model the spatiotemporal cellular and molecular dynamics that occur during early embryonic development. Human trophoblast stem cells (hTSCs)...

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