Chemistry + Philosophy: Biosynergy For A Better World by Studio Shangri-La Podcast

Studio Shangri-La presents a podcast series that explores the arts & sciences, philosophy and more. — Read on anchor.fm/sarah-ikerd/episodes/Chemistry–Philosophy-Biosynergy-For-A-Better-World-e1rajm3

S.S. Podcast #3: Examining Biological Immortality In Nature

https://anchor.fm/sarah-ikerd/embed/episodes/S-S–Podcast-3-Examining-Biological-Immortality-In-Nature-e1ndou0 Read here about a recently discovered 5,400 year old tree: https://nicenews.com/environment/world-oldest-living-tree-gran-abuelo/

AMAZING magazine Fall 2022 Issue 𑁍

AMAZING is a modern publication by Studio Shangri-La that combines art gallery, science journal, philosophy periodical, and literary magazine all into one fanciful exhibit. The Fall 2022 edition includes memes from Utopian Messages, science articles, science fiction, quotations, much art, poetry and even food. Print copies of AMAZING magazine Fall 2022 are available now. Here’sContinue reading “AMAZING magazine Fall 2022 Issue 𑁍”

Health, Tech + Philosophy: Upgrading Medical Care In The USA

How can medical or healthcare in the USA be upgraded? By incorporating the latest non-invasive technologies, with some of the oldest concepts and philosophies. Western [colonized] medicine has been held back and stunted by nonsensical institutionalized barbarism against biology and nature. What strikes me and many others I’ve talked to, is the small mindedness ofContinue reading “Health, Tech + Philosophy: Upgrading Medical Care In The USA”

Studio Shangri-La Publications Launch of AMAZING Mag 🚀 Seeking Content Contributions!

Hello, this is Sarah, the founder and director of Studio Shangri-La. I’ve been inspired by recent collaborations to launch a digital and print magazine called AMAZING. Not surprisingly, the focus will be on amazingness — news, information and arts that inspire. Would you like to contribute? Please contact on the About page. The magazine willContinue reading “Studio Shangri-La Publications Launch of AMAZING Mag 🚀 Seeking Content Contributions!”

Bio + Evolution: Human Stem Cells Are Infinitely Regenerative

Human stem cells contain the potential of infinite regeneration and pluripotency means they can become any type of cell. They do so by mitotic cell division, and mitosis is asexual. So, asexual reproduction occurs within the human body. Mitosis is run by a cell cycle system; the phases are activated by advanced interactions of enzymesContinue reading “Bio + Evolution: Human Stem Cells Are Infinitely Regenerative”

Environment + Space: The Importance Of Bacteria & How Cyanobacteria Create Habitable Atmospheres

We are here thanks in large part to microbes and bacteria. And Cyanobacteria, of blue green algae, are among the oldest organisms around, known fossil records dating back billions of years. Cyanobacteria created oxidation, or photosynthesis, which in turn formed Earth’s atmosphere. Accumulations of cyanobacteria even helped shape the terrain. We are here because ofContinue reading “Environment + Space: The Importance Of Bacteria & How Cyanobacteria Create Habitable Atmospheres”

Chemistry, Environment + Public Health: Portable Waste To Energy — A Trashcan That Powers Your Home

Waste management is such an important issue right now and for the future of earth that the value of innovation in this area is greater than currency. In other words, sustainable innovations going on right now and their acceleration are tremendously valuable. If anyone tries to hoard technology or charge top dollar, that could haveContinue reading “Chemistry, Environment + Public Health: Portable Waste To Energy — A Trashcan That Powers Your Home”

Bio + Health: Noninvasive & Sonic Stem Cell Therapy

Non-invasive longevity medicine is the new frontier. And life wants to LIVE. We’re populated and supported by *trillions of microorganisms. And if they couldn’t learn and adapt, we wouldn’t be here. Breaking down the word “Mesenchymal” as in Mesenchymal stem cells, reveals the Ancient Greek words for middle, tissue and infusion. Stem cells, often referredContinue reading “Bio + Health: Noninvasive & Sonic Stem Cell Therapy”

Biochemistry + Health: Hair Is Made Of Valuable Elements Including Stem Cells

Check out this structural diagram. Looks like something alive and important to me. Looks like a muscle fiber diagram! Perhaps because hair contains nucleic acid and mitochondrial DNA. And DNA is some of the most advanced technology around. Hair is no more dead than the soil. It’s composed of fibrous keratin, carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogenContinue reading “Biochemistry + Health: Hair Is Made Of Valuable Elements Including Stem Cells”

RE-POST: “Craft using an inertial mass reduction device” [Google Patents] aka The Dawn Of Deep Space Travel

“Matter, energy, and spacetime are all emergent constructs which arise out of the fundamental framework that is the vacuum energy state.” — Read on patents.google.com/patent/US10144532B2/en Yes, this 2018 active U.S. Navy patent in part represents the new era of deep space travel. What a perfect example of innovation acceleration, out of some necessity, as humanityContinue reading “RE-POST: “Craft using an inertial mass reduction device” [Google Patents] aka The Dawn Of Deep Space Travel”

Tech + Health: Ensuring Product Safety With Machine Learning

“… it is not feasible to test for all 900 chemicals,” says the product inquiry reply. I don’t think that’s true, though. Besides, once you decide to find a way, you’ll probably find a way. Modern machine learning can make such large scale testing possible. In fact, that is a thing — Large Scale MachineContinue reading “Tech + Health: Ensuring Product Safety With Machine Learning”

Tech + Biophysics: Using Molecular Vibration To Arrange Matter ++ RE-POST of “Tables of molecular vibrational frequencies, Vol. 1-2”

All the conceptual information Necessary to make huge strides in nondestructive sustainable technologies is already out there. These volumes of molecular vibrational frequencies are exhibits A and B. I’ve Been posting a lot about the frontier of sound and light technologies and this is a continuation of that. Molecular vibration techniques have application from medicineContinue reading “Tech + Biophysics: Using Molecular Vibration To Arrange Matter ++ RE-POST of “Tables of molecular vibrational frequencies, Vol. 1-2””

Industry + Public Health: On California Proposition 65

I’m not amused at the irony anymore in seeing these stickers everywhere. Although I’m glad they are there to inform, there have to be higher standards for consumer goods. Let’s get real. Is it always aging causing cancer and other irregularities, or is it the known carcinogens in everyday products? What might be minuscule exposureContinue reading “Industry + Public Health: On California Proposition 65”

Tech + Evolution: Exploring Network Intelligence

It’s not unreasonable to say that networks that continue to grow increase in intelligence — that’s more or less how we got here. What began as elemental cosmic forces brewed up a concoction of microorganisms that then banded together to create larger and increasingly more complex organisms that branch off and do different things, andContinue reading “Tech + Evolution: Exploring Network Intelligence”

Eco + Finance: Photosynthetic Money — Hard Currency Meets Carbon Removal

There’s so much money in carbon removal these days that even money itself could get in the game by becoming part of the new wave of green materials science. After all, there’s still plenty of physical currency. And The US Department of Energy has invested a lot into artificial photosynthesis R&D: https://www.energy.gov/articles/department-energy-announces-100-million-artificial-photosynthesis-research That’s right —Continue reading “Eco + Finance: Photosynthetic Money — Hard Currency Meets Carbon Removal”

Bio + Philosophy: Human Physiology Is Technology & Voluntary Evolution

The new modern idea of voluntary evolution is available by making deliberate choices. Yet for all my enthusiasm about this new frontier, one area I’m at odds with is the literal fusion of electronics with the human body. I mean, we’re already fusing with our daily interaction and tech habits — Think on the molecularContinue reading “Bio + Philosophy: Human Physiology Is Technology & Voluntary Evolution”

Eco + Tech: Flash Biodegradability Pt. 1 — Concept Adaptation & Development

The concept of Flash Biodegradability is directly inspired by the above achievement of James Tour and team at Rice University, making “flash graphene” out of trash, a carbon byproduct. Flash Biodegradability would ideally leave no tangible byproduct, such as trace elements or light — or create a useful byproduct such as water. Its successful realizationContinue reading “Eco + Tech: Flash Biodegradability Pt. 1 — Concept Adaptation & Development”

RE-POST: Achieving higher performance with potassium ion battery by Tsinghua University Press

https://phys.org/news/2022-04-higher-potassium-ion-battery.amp Remember the banana art ? Hearing a lot about lithium still, but what about the potassium ion battery?— research by Tsinghua University, among others like Korea University “…life on the planet is somehow based on biological potassium-ion batteries. K+ is the key charge carrier in plants. Circulation of K+ ions facilitates the energy storageContinue reading “RE-POST: Achieving higher performance with potassium ion battery by Tsinghua University Press”

Tech + Materials: The Buzz On Graphene

Graphene is inorganic/human-assembled crystalline carbon, laid out flat in 2D sheet, with a hexagonal lattice configuration. This is copying nature: Bees use hexagonal packing for their honeycombs to maximize space. Carbon has many forms and uses since it’s one fundamental constituent of our material reality. Like other elements, it’s a type of atom, with aContinue reading “Tech + Materials: The Buzz On Graphene”

Tech + Physics: The Quantum Internet

First of all, what is a quantum internet or network? In contrast to classical computing, a quantum network uses quantum particle behaviors like superposition and teleportation to communicate large amounts of data faster than the speed of light between locations, with less hardware. Quantum networks will have the most immediate effect on any sector requiringContinue reading “Tech + Physics: The Quantum Internet”

Bio + Evolution: Cancer As Mutation To Immortal Cells

Inspired by “Transfigurations,” an Star Trek: The Next Generation episode written by René Echevarria that deals with controversial humanoid evolution. Specifically, one man from a species who mutates to be completely self healing, as well as able to heal others. His species wants to hunt him down and eliminate him rather than open up toContinue reading “Bio + Evolution: Cancer As Mutation To Immortal Cells”

Bio + Philosophy: Debugging The Death Program By Increasing Intracellular Intelligence & Mitochondrial Performance

“Death is optional.” — Yuval Noah Harari The key to immortality is evolving beyond death. That means first treating it as a possible and optional outcome, instead of an inevitability. This could be a powerful step that causes physiological, intellectual and emotional change, like meditation alters brain chemistry. The mere fact that this concept isContinue reading “Bio + Philosophy: Debugging The Death Program By Increasing Intracellular Intelligence & Mitochondrial Performance”

Sound + Genetics: Activating & Limiting Genetic Expression Using The Harmonic Series

Bodies are affected on multiple levels by the forces of nature, and one of those forces is sound. Sound waves are considered mechanical because they require a medium like air or water through which to travel. Sounds results from vibration in matter. When you speak, that’s moving air through the vocal cords. The decision toContinue reading “Sound + Genetics: Activating & Limiting Genetic Expression Using The Harmonic Series”

Maximizing Human Regenerative Processes — Full Article, Parts 1-4

Part 1. Sun Up, Sun Down The earliest known forms of timekeeping, which is an expression of long term thinking, were found in the Semliki Valley of the modern day Congo, as a “hash-marked” bone dated 18000 BC,¹ and from later in 8000 BC, moon-shaped pits dug in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.²  More elaborate forms of timekeepingContinue reading “Maximizing Human Regenerative Processes — Full Article, Parts 1-4”

RE-POST: “Sound waves convert stem cells into bone in regenerative breakthrough” — RMIT

“Regrowing or replacing bone lost to disease is tricky and often painful. In a new study Australian researchers have found a relatively simple way to induce stem cells to turn into bone cells quickly and efficiently, using high-frequency sound waves.” — Read on newatlas.com/medical/sound-waves-stem-cells-bone/ YES! I’ve been writing about sound tech the past couple years,Continue reading “RE-POST: “Sound waves convert stem cells into bone in regenerative breakthrough” — RMIT”

Maximizing Human Regenerative Processes, Part 4: Deep Learning Biology To Realize Immortality

The pieces necessary to live indefinitely are already in place. Each of us inhabits a powerful vessel, the human body, with vast potential. After all, look at how far life has come. We can continue knowing ourselves even better in the 21st century and beyond, and appreciate the fascinating intricacies of our composition. This PartContinue reading “Maximizing Human Regenerative Processes, Part 4: Deep Learning Biology To Realize Immortality”

Using Augmented Reality For Medical Testing

The next humane frontier for medical and scientific testing is Augmented Reality or Virtual Reality. As AR becomes more realistic thanks to companies like Meta (Oculus) and Microsoft (HoloLens), this will indeed become viable. That means advanced simulations and no further need for live subjects. Not only would the tech be cruelty-free, it would alsoContinue reading “Using Augmented Reality For Medical Testing”

On Cellular Immortality: Reverse Transcriptase Lengthens Telomeres

First of all, Telomeres are located at the ends of our chromosomes, coiled DNA in nuclei, and contain repeated nucleotide sequences. They are the end cap data sequence and lengthen in response to cell division. How so? An enzyme dubbed “telomerase” aka “telomere terminal transferase” cues the repeat. I say ‘dubbed’ because in a seaContinue reading “On Cellular Immortality: Reverse Transcriptase Lengthens Telomeres”

Re-post: Biologists unravel pathway for cancer cells to become immortal | Iowa Now

Biologists at the University of Iowa have unraveled a second pathway by which cancer cells multiply without end. Using baker’s yeast as a model, the biologists explored Alternative Lengthening of Telomeres, a second pathway that cancer cells use to become immortal. — Read on now.uiowa.edu/2021/03/biologists-unravel-pathway-cancer-cells-become-immortal ME: Let’s get this straight — renegade Cancer cells becomeContinue reading “Re-post: Biologists unravel pathway for cancer cells to become immortal | Iowa Now”

Longevity⁺ Corner: What Is An NRF2 & What Foods Does It Like?

NRF2 stands for Nuclear factor-erythroid factor 2-related factor 2 —say that 10 times fast — and is a “DNA transcription factor” protein that regulates and enhances how genes are expressed by binding to it. It’s a complex other world inside the human body, yet perhaps we can understand better by comparing with the outer worldContinue reading “Longevity⁺ Corner: What Is An NRF2 & What Foods Does It Like?”

Maximizing Regenerative Processes Part 3: The Human Circuit, The Infinite Self

Transformation from archetypical self to infinite self is both philosophical and physiological. The infinite self is multifaceted and maleable. To be experienced, one must allow it. An archetype is a model or example that can be copied or emulated. In mythology and literature, a common archetype is the Hero, and a classic Hero’s Journey isContinue reading “Maximizing Regenerative Processes Part 3: The Human Circuit, The Infinite Self”

Maximizing Human Regenerative Processes, Pt. 2: The New Old Plant Medicine

It’s important to remember in embarking on an exploration of herbal or botanical medicine is that at first, it was the only medicine. And modern medicine is not all that far removed. At times remedies direct from earth are referred to as “alternative,” yet both choices being interrelated, both branches have value. The vast majorityContinue reading “Maximizing Human Regenerative Processes, Pt. 2: The New Old Plant Medicine”

Quantum Biology Concepts & Multidimensional Life (Full Article)

** This article also appears on Immortalists Magazine — click here for that version ** Within this grand cosmic environment, we participate in a spiraling ladder of evolution not unlike the DNA helix. And when world shaking events occur, or big ideas come along, they effect our developmental tree of decisions, the choices we makeContinue reading “Quantum Biology Concepts & Multidimensional Life (Full Article)”

What Is Liquid Crystal Display, A Journey

Let’s explore an everyday technology that is truly amazing, if not a bit mind bending. And that is LCD, or liquid crystal display, commonly used in phones, computers and televisions. The life of an LCD screen sometimes begins in the earth, as many industrial products do. Quartz, of which Silicon is a part, is oneContinue reading “What Is Liquid Crystal Display, A Journey”

Maximizing Human Regenerative Processes Part 1. Sun Up, Sun Down

The earliest known forms of timekeeping, which is an expression of long term thinking, were found in the Semliki Valley of the modern day Congo, as a “hash-marked” bone dated 18000 BC,¹ and from later in 8000 BC, moon-shaped pits dug in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.² More elaborate forms of timekeeping came with aboriginal and Meso-American cultures,Continue reading “Maximizing Human Regenerative Processes Part 1. Sun Up, Sun Down”

Examining Biological Immortality In Nature

We don’t have to look far for examples of biological immortality. Upon closer examination, it’s clear we’re inspired and influenced by nature, in which we take part and are not separate from. The first spectacular specimen comes from the world of flora, The Rose Of Jericho, also known as the “resurrection plant.” This desert mossContinue reading “Examining Biological Immortality In Nature”

Tech + Environment: Plasma Arc Gasification & Vaporization / Sublimation Trashcan + Receptacles — Revolutionizing Waste Management

I have a rudimentary design of a trashcan that uses a laser in the process of vaporizing / gasifying or sublimating waste to either produce ideal byproducts like even Oxygen or Water, or quite “simply” keep infinitely re-energizing the process of the can! Fortunately these methods are up & coming in waste treatment plants. ButContinue reading “Tech + Environment: Plasma Arc Gasification & Vaporization / Sublimation Trashcan + Receptacles — Revolutionizing Waste Management”

The Sunday Investor: Future Vision

In order to experience a sustainable world environment, it’s necessary to promote the free flow of technology, ideas and resources. The most important technology to adopt first on a large scale is that of green electric energy. Far from being a new concept, it requires no further justification. Switching modes of energy should no longerContinue reading “The Sunday Investor: Future Vision”

Converting Fossil Fuel Vehicles To Electric + The Debut Of Electric Barges

^^ A gem of a video on auto conversion to get a sense of what would take place! Very interesting. And how about solar boat conversions? >> I can’t make a specific recommendations but there are plenty of products on the online market for converting both cars and boats to solar. Solar and electric conversionsContinue reading “Converting Fossil Fuel Vehicles To Electric + The Debut Of Electric Barges”

The Complete Nikola Tesla Patents + The Tesla Patents

Click to access Complete-Patents-Of-Nikola-Tesla.pdf https://electrical-engineering-portal.com/download-center/books-and-guides/electrical-engineering/complete-patents-of-nikola-tesla https://patents.justia.com/company/tesla Nikola Tesla’s patents are a treasure trove and in the spirit of advancement and intellectual development, the modern Tesla Inc‘s patents are available for use.

New Artworks From Studio Shangri-La

All of these can be found on Turning Art and coming soon on Saatchi art, society 6 And Fine Art America. TurningArt Boston has become my go to because they provide a multitude of services. The works can be rented or purchased both physically and digitally, which is great for both individuals and businesses forContinue reading “New Artworks From Studio Shangri-La”

“Royal Quartz” & The Art of Crystallization

Self creation is embedded in the fabric of existence — and that is genesis. Life will continue to occur under any conditions. This photo exhibits large crystal formation and hairlike striations made of once again, apatite. It looks to me like a large brain or processor. Well — in industry quartz is a high qualityContinue reading ““Royal Quartz” & The Art of Crystallization”

“Khepri” — Exploring The Electrostatic Field with Art & The Egyptian Scarab

I took this group of images of trees and canopy at the Mystic River Reservation, then mirrored and rotated them, and there appeared Khepri, the scarab, and also the shape of electrostatic field flow — see below for diagram. Conveniently for this mini article, the letter K (for Khepri) is also in physics representative ofContinue reading ““Khepri” — Exploring The Electrostatic Field with Art & The Egyptian Scarab”

Quantum Biology Concepts & Multidimensional Life — Part II

Now that we’ve reflected on the crystal web of Indra’s Net — pun intended — that compliments the holographic and fractal universe conversations, let’s explore through that gateway some of the fascinating concepts in Quantum Biology and the quantum behaviors that affect and assist physiological processes. And in learning about another level of existence, weContinue reading “Quantum Biology Concepts & Multidimensional Life — Part II”

Quantum Biology Concepts & Multidimensional Life — Part I

Within this grand cosmic environment, we participate in a spiraling ladder of evolution not unlike the DNA helix. And when world shaking events occur, or big ideas come along, they effect our developmental tree of decisions, the choices we make as a species and as individuals. Then, we must grow and adapt within this magnificentContinue reading “Quantum Biology Concepts & Multidimensional Life — Part I”

Beyond Time: Headlines in Quantum Biology

I’ve been a quantum biology enthusiast for a bit now and it’s wonderful to see the field expanding because that means that consciousness is also expanding. Our levels of understanding and forward insights affect our biology. We are also acted upon by outside and inside forces beyond our apparent control at the quantum level —Continue reading “Beyond Time: Headlines in Quantum Biology”

Activating The Ageless Algorithm, Part 4

04. Growth When beliefs and habits change so do biology and outer reality. The universe is a body in motion and so are we by default, yet with increasing choice, and integration of infinite and multidimensional concepts. There are other concurrent levels of reality that we cannot directly see, like the life of our cellsContinue reading “Activating The Ageless Algorithm, Part 4”