As is Love

Cover by Alkan Akdamar

leave me and smell the flowers
I, from brain reduced sense data
I out of hand when sugar level down
I to Naked I to nature of I;

Then ahoy fertility, ar-ar the meaning of boundless, the propagation of what is chosen from purple, the un-importance of how little the small brilliance is, it’s unique place amongst every billionth of shining, variable; the undying fire in every furnace. Prettier when left alone and moreish…

A waiting into a song
They have been asking for a while
Waiting on shores and by marble pools
A waiting into a song, time and idols
And moments and wet dreams are not to replace those Corinthian pillars
To be holding the sky up and a garden down
We need much education in a now finite world


Episteme Uzay Gemisi Projesi ve Moleküler Tarihçilik

Episteme Uzay Gemisi Projesi & Moleküler Tarihçilik
E-Kitap Sunumu 2018 (ISBN: 9780463748275)
Alphan Vardarlı

Foucault’nun 1980 yılında yazdığı “Güç ve Bilgi” kitabında “Episteme”, neyin bilimsel nitelikte sınıflandırılıp sınıflandırılamayacağının ayrımını olası kılan araçtır. Episteme Spacecraft Projesi’nde biyoloji bilimi hem bir temel, hem de bir değerdir. Amaç uzayda sürdürülebilir bir yaşamın üç temel problemi olan radyasyon, yer çekimi ve enerji sorunlarına bütüncül bir yaklaşım geliştirmek ve Dünya’daki sürdürülebilir hayatı uzayda ve başka gezegenlerde, aynı kalitede sürdürülebilir kılmaktır. Projede önerilen üç deney sayesinde, paydaşı simbiyoz (ortak yaşam) ve algoritması DNA olan bir simülasyonu mikrodan makroya kurmak mümkün olabilir.
Moleküler Tarihçilik DNA’yı, geçmişi, şimdiyi ve geleceği, yani tarihi olan, temel bir moleküler yapı taşı olarak kabul eder. DNA, canlılığı “gelecek hareket”, yani “can ve canlının hayatı” olarak büyük bir fiziksel verimlilikle yönlendirir. Aslında canlılık, evrendeki her bir atomun dönüşebileceği, dönüştürülebileceği ve varlığına hizmet edeceği bir potansiyeldir. Her canlıyı bir olay alanı olarak görebilir ve her canlının bireysel bir zaman ve yaşam gerçekliğinden bahsedebiliriz. Hatta atomun potansiyeli olarak “canlılık” düşüncesi ile evrensel bir canlılık zamanını düşünebiliriz. Yaşamın coşkun bir şekilde yer aldığı dünyamızı, Greenwich gibi bir sıfır meridyeni olarak alabilir ve canlı evrenin saatini buradan kurgulamaya başlayabiliriz. Hedef evrensel bir canlı tanımını karbon bazlı canlıdan öteye taşımak, canlının canlılığını her açıdan tespit edip, DNA kökenli anlayabilmektir. Cansız madde ve makinenin, canlılığa ve kalitesine etkileri açısından değerlendirilebilmesi de amaçlanmaktadır. Moleküler Tarihçilik evrensel bir canlılık zamanının felsefesi, Episteme Spacecraft Projesi ise bu canlılık alanının evrensel bir simbiyoz çemberi içinde, bilimsel olarak tespitinin bir yoludur.

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Ophthalmic Migraine Visions

“HUBERT AIRY first became aware of his affliction in the fall of 1854, when he noticed a small blind spot interfering with his ability to read. “At first it looked just like the spot which you see after having looked at the sun or some bright object,” he later wrote. But the blind spot was growing, its edges taking on a zigzag shape that reminded Airy of the bastions of a fortified medieval town. Only, they were gorgeously colored. And they were moving.

“All the interior of the fortification, so to speak, was boiling and rolling about in a most wonderful manner as if it was some thick liquid all alive,” Airy wrote. What happened next was less wonderful: a splitting headache, what we now call a migraine.”

Earth Biogenome Project


What is the Earth Biogenome Project?

Powerful advances in genome sequencing technology, informatics, automation, and artificial intelligence, have propelled humankind to the threshold of a new beginning in understanding, utilizing, and conserving biodiversity. For the first time in history, it is possible to efficiently sequence the genomes of all known species, and to use genomics to help discover the remaining 80 to 90 percent of species that are currently hidden from science.

Superpropulsion of Droplets and Soft Elastic Solids

Drops of water found to spring from oscillating surface faster than the surface moves

(—A team of researchers with the University of Côte d’Azur in France has found that drops ejected by an oscillating surface can at times travel faster than the surface that ejected them. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the team describes experiments they conducted by flinging water from a superhydrophobic surface and what they found.


We investigate the behavior of droplets and soft elastic objects propelled with a catapult. Experiments show that the ejection velocity depends on both the projectile deformation and the catapult acceleration dynamics. With a subtle matching given by a peculiar value of the projectile/catapult frequency ratio, a 250% kinetic energy gain is obtained as compared to the propulsion of a rigid projectile with the same engine. This superpropulsion has strong potentialities: actuation of droplets, sorting of objects according to their elastic properties, and energy saving for propulsion engines.

Transit visibility zones of the Solar system planets

Transit visibility zones of the Solar system planets
R. Wells K. Poppenhaeger C. A. Watson R. Heller
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 473, Issue 1, 1 January 2018, Pages 345–354,
Published: 14 August 2017 Article history
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The detection of thousands of extrasolar planets by the transit method naturally raises the question of whether potential extrasolar observers could detect the transits of the Solar system planets. We present a comprehensive analysis of the regions in the sky from where transit events of the Solar system planets can be detected. We specify how many different Solar system planets can be observed from any given point in the sky, and find the maximum number to be three. We report the probabilities of a randomly positioned external observer to be able to observe single and multiple Solar system planet transits; specifically, we find a probability of 2.518 per cent to be able to observe at least one transiting planet, 0.229 per cent for at least two transiting planets, and 0.027 per cent for three transiting planets. We identify 68 known exoplanets that have a favourable geometric perspective to allow transit detections in the Solar system and we show how the ongoing K2 mission will extend this list. We use occurrence rates of exoplanets to estimate that there are 3.2 ± 1.2 and

temperate Earth-sized planets orbiting GK and M dwarf stars brighter than V = 13 and 16, respectively, that are located in the Earth’s transit zone.

Ethiopian Tabot within London’s Westminster Abbey

An Orthodox priest carries a covered tabot—a sacred object—in a ceremony in Gondar, Ethiopia

The Ethiopian government is calling for the restitution of a sacred object that is sealed inside an altar in London’s Westminster Abbey. The object, known as a tabot, is a tablet that symbolically represents the Ark of the Covenant and the Ten Commandments. Every Ethiopian church houses a covered tabot, which is regarded as sacrosanct and must be seen only by the priest.

Westminster Abbey’s tabot was looted at the battle of Maqdala (formerly Magdala) in 1868, when British troops attacked the forces of the Ethiopian emperor Tewodros.

Last month(2018), following publicity surrounding the opening of the abbey’s museum, the Ethiopian ambassador in London reiterated his government’s claim. Hailemichael Aberra Afework told The Art Newspaper: “We are urging all those who hold items looted from Ethiopia to return them. This includes the tabot held at Westminster Abbey.” It would be inappropriate for a tabot to be displayed in a museum, so he believes that it should be returned to a church, with the Ethiopian synod permitted to decide which one.

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