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“NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is attempting to touch the sun”

“NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is attempting to touch the sun”

    “We have sent probes zooming throughout our local solar system. There have been human landings on the moon, asteroid touchdowns, and planetary flybys aplenty. Voyager 1 is still zooming off into the deep stretch of interstellar space beaming us back information until the mid-2020s. We’ve been to a lot of places in such [...]

“Spiritual Quest: a Never Ending Journey”

“Spiritual Quest: a Never Ending Journey”

    “Here then stands the newly awakened self: aware, for the first time, of reality, responding to that reality by deep movements of love and of awe. She sees herself, however, not merely by the thrust into a new world, but set at the beginning of a new road. Activity is now to be her watchword, pilgrimage the business of her [...]

“The Bridge Between Sound and Light | Space News”

“The Bridge Between Sound and Light | Space News”

    “Anecdotal accounts dating back centuries describe puzzling sounds associated with electromagnetic phenomena such as the northern lights and other auroras. But what about the ability of sound to produce in matter phenomena that may be fundamentally electrical? Sonoluminescence, or the emission of light flashes when sound [...]

“Limitations of Matter and Unlimited Spirit”

“Limitations of Matter and Unlimited Spirit”

    “According to the secret doctrine, man, through the gradual refinement of his vehicle and the ever-increasing sensitiveness resulting from that refinement, is gradually overcoming the limitations of matter and is disentangling himself from his mortal coil. When humanity has completed its physical evolution, the empty shell [...]

The race to invent the artificial leaf

The race to invent the artificial leaf

    In this excerpt from his new book Taming the Sun, Varun Sivaram follows the research paths of two rival scientists determined to find a way to wring fuel out of thin air. by Varun Sivaram February 21, 2018 “Since the early 1970s, scientists have been on a quest to develop a technology that could create liquid fuels [...]

“Transformed Student and the Path Ahead”

“Transformed Student and the Path Ahead”

    “Ordinarily unconscious of his higher life, the esoteric student renders himself conscious of it, and thereby his whole life becomes transformed. As long as the soul remains unseeing in the higher sense it is guided by superior cosmic beings. And just as the life of a person born blind is changed, through a successful [...]

Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet

Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet

      Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet (MIT Press, 2018) Hardcover by Varun Sivaram (A Council on Foreign Relations Book) How solar could spark a clean-energy transition through transformative innovation — creative financing, revolutionary technologies, and flexible energy [...]

“Thought Strength for Physical and Spiritual Success”

“Thought Strength for Physical and Spiritual Success”

    “Your thought is your real strength. When you lift a weight, you put your thought on the muscle that lifts. The heavier the weight, the more of your thought do you put on it. If, in so lifting, a part of your thoughts is turned in some other directions, if someone talks to you, if somethings frightens or annoys you, a part [...]

“Light-based therapy for Alzheimer’s disease”

“Light-based therapy for Alzheimer’s disease”

Alzheimer’s disease, which affects more than 5 million people in the United States, is characterized by beta amyloid plaques that are suspected to be harmful to brain cells and to interfere with normal brain function. Previous studies have hinted that Alzheimer’s patients also have impaired gamma oscillations. These brain waves, which range [...]

“Personal Redemption, Myths and Allegory”

“Personal Redemption, Myths and Allegory”

    “Long periods of probation were imposed, so that he knowledge of how to become as the gods might remain the sole possession of the worthy. Lest that knowledge be lost, however, it was concealed in allegories and myths which were meaningless to the profane but self-evident to those acquainted with that theory of personal [...]

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