SPIDER SILK VIOLIN STRINGS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2B_QHGIOZo Shigeyoshi Osaki makes violin strings out of spider silk and claims that – in the right hands – they produce a beautiful sound.   His latest creation is making waves among musicians who praise the sonorous quality of the spider silk violin strings for their ‘soft and profound timbre’. His passion for the violin…

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Do they know of Christ?

The Engel Scale was developed by James F. Engel as a way of representing the journey from no knowledge of God through to spiritual maturity as a Christian believer. The model is used by some Christians to emphasize the process of conversion, and the various decision-making steps that a person goes through before they become…

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STRANGE CREATURES IN DEBRIS

Debris dragged out to sea by the 3/2011 tsunami arrived on the other side of the Pacific Ocean bringing unfamiliar creatures as well as concerns that invasive species will threaten ecosystems on the West Coast of the United States. A 20-meter-long pier was swept away by the tsunami from the fishing port of Aomori, and…

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Smiling Umbrellas

Koji Mizutani had a simple message when he displayed 100 ‘smiling umbrellas’ in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 2010. “I want to send a ray of hope to ease the friction of war and conflict where bombs were dropped,” he said. After traveling to the United States and seeing girls whose smiles were wonderfully hearty and…

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August 2013 Newsletter

Dear Praying Friends,                                                                                          August  2013  Genesis 24:27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: I being in the way, the Lord led me to the house of my master’s brethren. Many times we are asked, “How…

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NEW QUAKE SYSTEM

The next-generation K supercomputer was ranked as the world’s fastest computer in June and November 2011. A University of Tokyo research team has developed a system that will use a next-generation supercomputer to simultaneously predict tremors, tsunami and movements in the Earth’s crust after a massive earthquake occurs. The team, led by Takuto Maeda, an…

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HARDER THAN DIAMONDS

A team of researchers at Ehime University in Matsuyama, Japan created the world’s first perfectly spherical diamond and named it the Hime diamond. It is a perfect four-carat sphere with a diameter of 7.5 mm. The potential for this technology’s usefulness in order to shape an artificial diamond into a perfect sphere is vast. In…

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