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Origins of Quantumbiology – What is Life?

By Dr. Johanna Deinert, MD, RSF Research Scientist

By the end of 2018 the Royal Society has published a review into the emergence of Quantumbiology as a field of scientific interest. Today, we still need to understand life in the context of its physical environment. Despite the impression this field was new, it emerged in synchronicity with the interpretation of Quantum Physics in the early 20th century – about 90 years ago.

Erwin Schrödinger was not the first to discuss the field of Quantumbiology in his famous 1944 book „What is life?”. Shortly after the mathematical framework of Quantum Mechanics was established in 1927, the field of biophysics and biochemistry flourished. The Organicists sought the middle ground between opposing mechanistic and vitalistic worldviews. Founder of the interdisciplinary field of General System Theory Ludwig von Bertalanffy was one of the early pioneers into the explanation of life. As early as 1928 he discusses a...

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Ancient Romans may have built structures that acted like seismic invisibility cloaks

by William Brown, Resonance Science Foundation Biophysicist

Ancient metamaterials: The Colosseum in Rome could be protected from earthquake damage by a seismic invisibility cloak. (Courtesy: Bengt Nyman/CC BY 2.0)

Best known for their use as invisibility cloaks, metamaterials are made from large arrays of tiny resonators that manipulate light and other electromagnetic waves in ways that are not typical of other more naturally occurring materials. The ability to manipulate waves in anomalous ways is not just restricted to those of electromagnetism, but to acoustic waves as well.

Previously Resonance Science has reported on the development of novel acoustic metamaterials that can bend, shape, and focus sound waves, some advancements of which can do so with almost perfect efficiency of the metamaterial to redirect sound, and even devices such as SoundBender that allows a sonic tractor beam to grab objects from behind obstacles.

The technological applications for this breakthrough in...

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Potential Habitability of Exoplanets

by William Brown, Resonance Science Foundation Research Scientist

featured image credit: Jack O’Malley-James/Cornell University: The intense radiation environments around nearby M stars could favor habitable worlds resembling younger versions of Earth.

A primary prediction of the USN model as presented in the Unified Spacememory Network publication by physicist Nassim Haramein, astrophysicist Amira Val Baker, and biologist William Brown is that the prebiotic chemistry that generates organic compounds and even complex biomolecules is occurring in nebulae throughout galaxies—a postulation that is termed universal biogenesis. Under this model, the precursors to cellular biology are abundant throughout the galactic medium, and therefore there is a very high likelihood that wherever conditions are hospitable to organisms, life will take hold there.

Considering the implications of universal biogenesis, it was very exciting when an Earth-like planet was discovered within...

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Galaxies Lacking Dark Matter

by Dr. Amira Val Baker, Resonance Science Foundation Astrophysicist

The main ingredient of galaxies does not seem to be so significant – as for the first time it seems the universe made a galaxy without dark matter.

Dark matter is a hypothetical form of matter theorized to explain the anomalous rotational velocities of galaxies. According to the laws of physics for a galaxy to exist it needs more mass than what is observed – this extra mass is in the form of dark matter. However, although thought to account for 27% of the Universe and be the significant ingredient in galaxies it still remains a mystery with no agreement on what it actually is. Find out more here.

With more and more debate as to the actual existence of dark matter a new discovery has put a spanner in the works and discovered a galaxy lacking one ‘vital’ ingredient – dark matter!

In 2015 a team of astronomers discovered the ultra-diffuse galaxy NGC1052-DF2. It was deemed a bizarre new...

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The Vacuum Catastrophe

faculty article Mar 20, 2019
By Dr. Amira Val Baker, RSF Research Scientist

Finally, we can all agree that the vacuum is just not living up to its name and is in fact teeming with energy. The question now is, how much energy?

Well the answer to that question is yet to be agreed upon and as always, it’s those quantum physicists and cosmologists that are in dispute. However, this dispute is rather significant – specifically 122 orders of magnitude significant. This discrepancy, known as the vacuum catastrophe, is named as one of the worst predictions in physics.

So why the discrepancy … well, it all depends on how you see the vacuum.

At the quantum scale scientists are only able to make inferences about what is going on. Albeit those inferences are pretty spot on, with quantum physicists successfully making very precise predictions. However, this predictive power does not give insight into the nature of the quantum realm and thus the quantum vacuum. Previously it was thought to be not much...

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The first interstellar visitor to our solar system, could it be a technosignature of extraterrestrial intelligence?

By: William Brown, Biophysicist with the Resonance Science Foundation

It was already a sensational story, an interstellar object was careening through our solar system, it was a historic first and an opportunity to learn more about the interstellar medium around us. Since it's first sighting in 2017, the sensationalism has only grown around ‘Oumuamua, as serious astrophysicists analyzing its anomalous trajectory and acceleration began to posit that it cannot be explained by any entirely naturalistic explanation. That is to say ‘Oumuamua’s anomalous behavior indicates that it is an engineered object, not a naturally occurring one.

Despite the fact that it is undoubted there is life throughout the universe and that inevitably will lead to multiple intelligent civilizations emerging, conservative scientists—particularly within the closely regulated confines of appropriate thought within academia—are hostile to the idea of observing such extraterrestrial...

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Nature’s Effective Way of Conducting Electrons

by Dr. Olivier Alirol, Resonance Science Foundation Research Scientist

Circulation of electrons is essential in electronics and also for living organisms. While in our computers, we use semiconductor made mainly of silicon crystal, Nature has found a more effective way: proteins. Protein structures facilitate long-range electron-transfer. Scientists have shown that structural features of proteins have elements that facilitate electronic conductivity.

This phenomenon is largely due to the chiral-induced spin selectivity (CISS). It causes in particular the reduction of the elastic backscattering in electron-transfer through chiral molecules. In fact, electron transmission shows that ordered films of chiral organic molecules act as electron spin filters. The CISS effect gives us important insight for spin-selective processes in biology and allows the use of chiral molecules in spintronics applications.

The electron-transfer process allows for the transfer of energy and information...

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Super-Fast 3D Printers

By Dr. Amira Val Baker, Resonance Science Foundation Astrophysicist

A new printer known as the ‘replicator’ could soon make the innovative and futuristic 3D printers a thing of the past.

3D printers came about in the early 1980’s and were considered a modern miracle. They work by depositing a material, such as plastic, layer by layer to reproduce a 3D generated computer image. Since their humble beginnings, and massively expensive prices, in which they were only able to produce functional prototypes they have since made significant advancements in precision. With such precision and the relatively lower prices they have become common place for the production of anything and everything from aerospace and automotive to medical.

However, researchers in California have now unveiled a new 3D printer known as the ‘replicator’. Based on tomography – which is the process of obtaining a 3D image of non-visible ‘internal’ structure by combining...

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Astronomy Accessible for People with Hearing Loss

By Dr. Inés Urdaneta / Physicist at Resonance Science Foundation

How does it looks like, how does it sounds like, how would it feel? We perceive our reality through our senses: sight, smell, touch, hearing, taste. We usually don’t include the sense of perceiving how it would feel to be someone else… the sense of empathy. Most of our education is focused on the standard view that everyone shares the same senses, hence, they perceive almost the same. But even if we had the same senses, do they perceive the same? Discrimination arrives when we disregard the differences by assuming we all do.

In the USA alone there are approximately 11 million people with serious hearing problems. It is estimated to be 360 million around the globe. Astronomers at the University of California, Riverside, Gillian Wilson and Mario De Leo-Winkler (now director of the National System of Researchers SNI of Mexico), have teamed with teachers at the California School for the Deaf, Riverside...

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Panpsychism as an Observational Science

faculty article Feb 05, 2019
By William Brown, Resonance Science Foundation Biophysicist

One of the key postulations of the paper The Unified Spacememory Network, by Nassim Haramein et al., is that the intelligence and seeming orchestrated behavior underlying the self-organizing dynamics of matter and energy in the universe is based in a fundamental informational structure of spacetime, the Planck field. Since there is information processing activity occurring down to the smallest scale with Planck qubits, which we postulate cannot only process information but store memory, there are the basic components of a proto-conscious intelligence field present in the very fabric of spacetime—what we refer to as spacememory. The scientific model in which consciousness is present in all domains of the universe and underlies all phenomena is known as panpsychism.

In a recently published paper, professor Gregory Matloff makes the argument for panpsychism as a viable theory that can be evaluated experimentally to...

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