Thursday, August 8, 2013

Discover !

hello everyone, welcome to the weekend...

on Tuesday I had to go to the doctor for a quick appointment, nothing
important at all.  while in the waiting room I picked up a magazine, actually the only one left on the table.

my curious nature made me open it to see if I could find anything to which I could relate.

and, yes, I did.  in fact, I brought the magazine home with me (with permission).

you see, the magazine is called  

Discover Magazine: The magazine of science, technology, and the future

before I knew it I was wrapped up in a long editorial piece called
"Starting Point"
it's cosmology's most fundamental question:  how did the universe begin?

it's something I contemplate often.  seriously.

I've thought for a long time that we don't actually die & disappear, as we are made up of matter,
and matter can take many forms.
for us, I think we will take another, higher form (of course).

I was sustained by this article, which kept me interested throughout.
it pointed out the discovery of one of the leading cosmologists in the USA
showing there is an opposite to gravity.



something else I found out by reading this magazine is that there is now a material
called Phase Change Material (PCM) which can keep coffee in your go-cup
at a constant temperature, the exact temperature it needs to be.  Whoopee!

phase change is, for example, is when water changes from liquid to solid.

but, the importance of this discovery is that this same material, developed by
PureTemp, is being used in more significant ways, including the Embrace
infant warmer and the "Cool Vest," which prevents overheating in human & canine
troops in the Middle East, as well as manufacturing a "GreenBox" which
safely transports pharmaceuticals, blood & vaccines.



now, tell me, won't this make for some interesting dinner table conversation?

your's in science,

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