Monday, October 1, 2012

T.E.D. (Technology, Entertainment and Design) talks about bacteria

Bacteria "talk" to each other using a chemical language that lets them coordinate defense and mount attacks.

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Research reveals that bacteria may have social structures similar to plants and animals. Certain bacteria have the ability to produce chemical compounds that inhibit the growth and/or kill off other bacteria, while not harming their own kind or closely related microbes that are immune to the “biological warfare agents” produced
    Researchers are increasingly looking at the cascading ill effects of antibiotic drugs. Fluoroquinolones, a class of fluoridated antibiotics, are particularly dangerous. Serious side effects include potentially blinding retinal detachment, kidney failure, permanent tendon damage, psychotic reactions, and injury to your central nervous system
    Optimizing your gut flora includes avoiding sugar/fructose and processed foods, antibiotics (including conventionally-raised meats), chlorinated water, antibacterial soaps, agricultural chemicals and pollution. It’s also wise to reseed your gut with probiotics. Ideally, you’ll want to include traditionally fermented foods such as fermented vegetables in your diet, to protect and enhance your beneficial intestinal microflora...

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Quantum Mechanics, Backward Causality and Living Universe

Quantum Mechanics Explained (52:50 video)

The Quantum Universe (44:00 video)

The Universe: A Cosmic Super-organism (43:03 video)

"A series of quantum experiments shows that measurements performed in the future can influence the present. Does that mean the universe has a destiny — and the laws of physics pull us inexorably toward our prewritten fate?" or does the interplay of past, present and future simply follow the "laws of absolute cause and effect" aka "God's Manifestation Process".
Discover Magazine; April 2010; "Back From The Future":

Rochester Experiment:

Electromagnetic Science and the Universe

Electromagnetic radiation is a stream of photons, which are 'massless' particles each traveling in a wave-like pattern and moving at the speed of light. Each photon contains a certain amount of energy, and all electromagnetic radiation consists of these photons. The only difference between the various types of electromagnetic radiation is the amount of energy found in the photons. Radio waves have photons with low energies, microwaves have a little more energy than radio waves, infrared has still more, then visible, ultraviolet, X-rays, and ... the most energetic of all ... gamma-rays.

Actually, the electromagnetic spectrum can be expressed in terms of energy, wavelength, or frequency. Each way of thinking about the EM spectrum is related to the others in a precise mathematical way. So why do we have three ways of describing things, each with a different set of physical units? After all, frequency is measured in cycles per second (which is called a Hertz), wavelength is measured in meters, and energy is measured in electron volts.

Electromagnetic radiation from space is unable to reach the surface of the Earth except at a very few wavelengths, such as the visible spectrum, radio frequencies, and some ultraviolet wavelengths.

More about the Electromagnetic Spectrum:

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The Multiwavelength Universe

Imagine the Universe Science: