Happy Friday, dear friends. I have to laugh at the contrary nature of myself. I have, since a very young age, rejected the idea of setting New Year’s resolutions.
While the television, radio, and newspapers overflowed with messages about resolving to be better, thinner, smarter, more frugal, etc., I secretly told them to all shut up. I watched all my friends and family religiously set resolutions, that they ultimately could not keep, and I will admit, in some years, I felt pretty smug with myself. Don’t set a resolution, don’t break a resolution. Pretty simple stuff.
As I have grown, I realize that deep inside, I am perfect at this moment, just the way I am. My higher self has placed me on this path, with these challenges and blessings, in balance, at this precise moment in time. Society pushes us to make resolutions, I believe, so that we feel badly about ourselves and fail to notice our true divine perfection.
On the other hand, I adore setting intentions. To intend and to resolve, are two entirely different things, imbued with vastly different energies. For me, intention is all about the energy of desire, and even if something does not come to pass immediately, I can always continue to add my energy to it. I know it will materialize, as soon as its presence in my life is for my highest good, at that precise time.
My intention, which I have been adding to, and loving on, for this entire lunar year, which began with the new moon in Aries, 2014, is as follows: I am creating a life that is an ever evolving masterpiece of joy, with my family, and I offer this intention for all beings, on all planes, according to their divine free-will choice. And it is so.
It feels remarkably good to say that out loud, and think of all beings experiencing complete and total joy. I am happy to be able to share my intention with you all, and I hope you will have fun setting some yourself.
Today, we go back to the future with our news, and visit some scientific information as well.
What did Back to the Future II get right about 2015?
In the movie, Back to the Future II, Michael J. Fox’s character, Marty McFly is transported to his home town, from the 1980’s to 2015. Much of the town is similar, but there are some very advanced every day items, which show how far the world had come.
Since it is 2015, Newsweek thought it would be interesting to revisit the movie, and see what the writers got right about 2015 and what they got wrong. The article also speaks with a number of future studies experts, who explain why the movie itself did such a good job at making us feel comfortable about the future.
New technology can create biological tissues, that may eventually create organs.
A research team led by Jeffrey Morgan, a Brown University bio-engineer, and Dr. Andrew Blakely, a surgery fellow at Rhode Island Hospital, introduced BioP3 in a recent Tissue Engineering journal article. The BioP3 was named for its functionality, because it can precisely pick and place parts.
Using production flows, similar to those used in the modern electronics industry, this new technology allows researchers to assemble larger components, out of micro-tissue parts, grown in the lab.
The current prototype manually puts together component parts, but the group just received a substantial grant from the National Science Foundation, and they plan to automate the functions. The team says the technology is already much faster than 3-D bio-printing, which creates one drop of biological tissue at a time.
The team believes that they will eventually have to capability to grow organ parts, and assemble them for use in transplants. They have high hopes for being able to reproduce livers, pancreases and kidneys, which could revolutionize the world of medicine.
Quantum physics just got less complicated.
I truly believe that the universe always creates things in the simplest way possible. As we gain knowledge and understanding about any system, we tend to break it down to its most basic terms, and generally, while miraculous, the underpinnings are usually sleek and simple in quality.
Patrick Coles, Jedrzej Kaniewski, and Stephanie Wehner, are a team of researchers at the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore. They recently made a breakthrough in quantum physics, and their results were published this past month in Nature Communications.
They discovered that ‘wave-particle duality’ is simply the quantum ‘uncertainty principle’ expressing itself in a different way. Previously, quantum physicists had thought these two behaviors were entirely different things, and added immensely to the complexity of the science.
As technology advances, scientific ability to observe advances as well, but there is a limit to observation in any natural system. The researchers are excited to continue their work, using this new insight, to learn more about how nature really works.
Super slow motion video of butterflies reveal an entirely new aspect of their flight.
Earth Unplugged creates great nature videos, providing in-depth knowledge about what the viewer is seeing. As a student of biology, I really appreciate learning new things about subjects I have already studied. This video is a very cool analysis of butterfly flight, and applies some pretty complex physics to explain why a butterfly flutters.
Seeing their actions in super slow motion, reveals an entirely new level of beauty and complexity, to actions that seem random when viewed at full speed.
A little boy gets a butterfly surprise.
This video made me laugh so hard! When a boy and his parents release the butterfly they raised from a caterpillar, some hilarious antics ensued. No spoilers from me. Simply watch, and enjoy.
That’s the news for today. Have an inspiring and invigorating day. I hope to see you back here tomorrow for more news.
Be Well. Be Joy. Be Love!