Tuesday, December 27, 2011


We have to wonder what new technology, inventions and discoveries, all stock-in-trade for Uranus, we'll see during the eccentric planet's transit through Aries, between now and 2018, Aries being the sign of initiative and initiation. Inventions and discoveries quite often emerge unexpectedly, signature style of Uranus.

We regularly read of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC),and the search for what's termed "the God particle". Perhaps these coming years will see fulfillment of scientists' hopes in that direction, and what might spin-off from that has to be mind-blowing. (See HERE)

There has been talk of much improved battery technology coming down the pike:
HERE and HERE are two examples.

And another, barely believable, possibility:

This painting by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, The Arming of Perseus shows sea nymphs giving Perseus a helmet which renders him invisible, the winged sandals of Hermes, along with a goatskin pouch for the head of the Medusa.
From artmagik.com

It seems that man is slowly catching up with myth. First, a few examples of the latter:
The hero Perseus went equipped with a cap of invisibility to kill Medusa.

A magic cloak, made by Alberich the dwarf, granted invisibility to Sigurd.

In German fairy tales, magical caps called tarnkappes are worn by dwarfs.
The caps can make an entire village of dwarfs invisible.

In The Twelve Dancing Princesses, the old soldier is able to follow the princesses by use of an invisibility cloak.

In The King of the Gold Mountain, the hero can sneak into the home of his treacherous wife by means of a cloak of invisibility.
In real life:
From November 2011:
A University of Texas Dallas scientist is working on developing a technology that would delight Harry Potter fans everywhere--an invisibility cloak.

Ali Aliev uses carbon nanotubes--which look like pieces of thread--and then heats them up rapidly until the objects beneath them effectively disappear. You can watch the threads disappear as they are heated up in the video below. (at link)

From August 2008:
Scientists in the US say they are a step closer to developing materials that could render people invisible.

"Researchers at the University of California in Berkeley have developed a material that can bend light around 3D objects making them "disappear".
The materials do not occur naturally but have been created on a nano scale, measured in billionths of a metre. ..............................

"This is a huge step forward, a tremendous achievement," says Professor Ortwin Hess of the Advanced Technology Institute at the University of Surrey.
"It's a careful choice of the right materials and the right structuring to get this effect for the first time at these wavelengths."

There could be more immediate applications for the devices in telecommunications, Prof Hess says. What's more, they could be used to make better microscopes, allowing images of far smaller objects than conventional microscopes can see. And a genuine cloaking effect isn't far around the corner.

"In order to have the 'Harry Potter' effect, you just need to find the right materials for the visible wavelengths," says Prof Hess, "and it's absolutely thrilling to see we're on the right track."

If, and when, a cloak or any other method of bringing about invisibility, is perfected, the possibilities of its use would be mind-blowing, some too horrendous to contemplate - in warfare for example. Let's hope that Uranus holds back a little on that one!

On a lighter note:



Anonymous said...

GP: Time difference makes that I am commenting first (as often): Had to think of "Pantheism" - in it's largest meaning.

Matter is (as well) a part of "God's creation". All is his body - in the widest sense (including human bodies, souls, virtues, sins and other vibrations).

Most intriguing to me are the enormous void spaces in matter, at the scale of those of the universe, proportionately.

And how amazing are the forces which hold all that together!

Cern/Hadron try to dis-assemble some of that (out of curiosity). Just don't step on some "button", unleashing some uncontrolable chain-reaction...

As long as Saturn still hovers +/- in opposition to the sign of Aries we do probably not need to worry too much about that, i.e. for another 9 month or so.

Twilight said...

Anonymous/Gian Paul ~~

Can't pretend to understand any of the science/physics involved, GP.
I think, in my vastly uninformed way, that because it took an unthinkable amount of energy for things to reach the stage they had when the universe and galaxies were originally formed - it'd take an impossible amount of man-made energy to undo just one teeny-tiny bit of it.

Saturn's opposition could apply a brake on events and innovation generally, as you've said - but not for long.

Anonymous said...

GP: Contrary to the concept of "when the universe was originally formed" (which you mention, T.) I believe, being excentric there, that the universe never had a starting point, continues to evolve and apparently expand (there are very few black holes compared to all the rest).

Humans, with the atomic bomb and alia, came very close to construct (by quasi - accident) what is needed to create a black hole. So we may unwittingly already be living at the edge of such an inimaginable cliff. Probably better humans leave "God's particles" alone (as not even the Pope would have any answers to that...).

Anon and Ever said...

You give for granted that Uranus in Aries may bring soem breakthrough in developping old directiosn in new ways but it can also take completely new directions **against** known and accepted theories.

An example can be this: http://www.ecatnews.net/

Twilight said...

Anonymous/Gian Paul ~~ I was thinking "Big Bang", GP. I have this sci-fi kind of vision of a gigantic world that existed once upon a time, and it blew up with a force unimaginable to humans.
All fiction, of course. How THAt world came into being is yet another story. ;-)

I'm with you though - it'd be best and safest not to dabble in "god/God-like particles".

Twilight said...

Anon & Ever ~~~ Did I? I didn't intend to do so. In fact Uranus is know to be the harbinger of the unexpected - which isn't usually something that develops from existing ideas or science - though it could be, because when it comes down to it, everything is connected - somehow.

Nothing would surprise me - well, the discovery itself would surprise me, but the fact that it was a surprise wouldn't....if you know what I mean.

Thanks for the link. :-)