Tuesday, March 11, 2008


I think I skipped a thought to get to this one!...but backing up the drive during the laptop's travails...which I'm guessing can re occur anytime...made me go to the next one...thinking about preservation...bit ago story about the ice caves preserving a seed bank up in Norway...which I posted about before...

But what I was after was the "preservation" of "what?" with the Pyramids...Egyptian, Mexican, Chinese...

The Romans had a ritual, an annual animal sacrifice, to commemorate Romulus and Remus...that's a kinda preservation too.

Were the Pyramids intended to preserve the Kings entombed in them?...or the structures themselves to preserve concepts ?

Nat Geo's Population Zero was bit strange...at least what I saw of it...the Eiffel Tower falling, and the Statue of Liberty...it dwelled on how they were made, and how well they held up against the passage of time...Nature.

X files on...story of the alien on the Japanese submarine....

now... Roswell has become a "preserve" of the alien ship that crashed there story.

Nature really has only one way to preserve...brb...


The American Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (ASPNI) was founded in 1986, to help raise awareness and support for the work of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) , Israel's oldest and largest environmental organization.


I should say Nature for a very long time had only one way of preserving itself...now it has another..us.


He warns that the clock is ticking for us to address the future of life: “I think we are acting with reckless indifference to our future on Planet Earth. At the moment, we have nowhere else to go, but in the long run the human race shouldn’t have all its eggs in one basket, or on one planet. I just hope we can avoid dropping the basket until then.”

Stephen Hawking: Master of the Universe

I head that on Charlie Rose the other night...interviews of scientists about the Universe and Physics...which had a good explanation of String Theory...that at the very heart of things are vibrations like notes of music...which in combination can make the elements and everything we know...lots of talk of parallel universes and such...which all reminded me to do an optical bio physics search...which I haven't for years!...lets see what's up!...brb..I think it has a new name...biophotonics...

I got interested in this when I saw how are cells have little things on them that look like radio antennae receivers...the thought is that all the little things in us are telecommunicating with one another...

Another thing I saw was computer chip makers had come up with a chip that uses colors...millions and millions of colors...just like photoshop!...brb...


Photonics has been a low-volume cottage industry,” said John E. Bowers, director of the Multidisciplinary Optical Switching Technology Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara. “Everything will change and laser communications will be everywhere, including fiber to the home.”

A Chip That Can Transfer Data Using Laser Light

Published: September 18, 2006


There's that word...photonics!

And here I'm back to phosphorus...a doubleback...


Due to its high reactivity, phosphorus is never found as a free element in nature on Earth. One form of phosphorus (white phosphorus) emits a faint glow upon exposure to oxygen (hence its Greek derivation and the Latin 'light-bearer', meaning the planet Venus as Hesperus or "Morning Star").
Phosphorus is a component of DNA and RNA and an essential element for all living cells. The most important commercial use of phosphorus-based chemicals is the production of fertilizers.
Phosphorus compounds are also widely used in explosives, nerve agents, friction matches, fireworks, pesticides, toothpaste, and detergents.

from wikipedia on phosphorus

and a utube on string theory...


Tree in the Door

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