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Science And Civilization

Science has made tremendous advancement in different sphere of life. It has completely changed the face of the earth. If the dead souls could rise from their graves and the see the marvels of our time they would be simply bewildered and amaze. The goddess of science has blessed us with one hand but its demerits are no less significant.

New scientific inventions have revolutionised human life. The whole society has undergone manifold changes. Time and space have been conquered and long distances have been narrowed down. Explorations in space have opened new vistas for the study of man. Many new medicines have come to our rescue. It is now possible to prevent many infectious diseases. The longevity of life has increased. Science also provides entertainment to millions of people. In agriculture, the use of fertilizer, manure and latest methods of farming are sure to increase our foodstuff, ten times more. So also industry has also made gigantic strides with the help of latest machines, now in operation everywhere. The forces of nature have become our slaves. The discovery of stem-power and electricity has worked wonders happiness and comforts. With the help of science, a new civilization has emerged. In our houses, offices and market places, we see the wonders of science.

But there is nothing like unmixed good in the world. Human life itself, as Shakespeare says is but “a mingled yarn ___ good and ill together” The ugly yarn which science has woven in the garments of human personality are not negligible. Machines have snatched away from us the calm of min and peacefulness of our environment. We are surrounded by a perpetual din and dazzle, noise and unrest. We are badly caught in the entangling apparatus of money and machinery.

Science has, no doubt, provided us with an enormous stock of knowledge but it has failed to guide us as how to put it to the best use. The moral developments of man has been totally neglected. As a result of this, we have more knowledge will certainly make our lives very miserable.

In the use of scientific knowledge a balance should be maintained. The side of character and self-control should never be neglected otherwise the whole civilization will be destroyed.

Massage Therapy and the Rise of Massage Chairs

Perhaps you are aware that massage therapy is one of the oldest of healing arts. This ancient and ever evolving art has always been with mankind. In fact, massage is a reaction to bodily aches and pains. How often do you rub something after you hit it on something hard? Most likely every time. Massage therapy is a natural way to enhance the health of your body.

Perhaps you are aware that massage treatments are one of the oldest of healing arts. This ancient and ever evolving art has always been with mankind. In fact, massage is a reaction to bodily aches and pains. How often do you rub something after you hit it on something hard? Most likely every time. Massage therapy is a natural way to enhance the health of your body.

It is interesting to note that massage therapy has been practiced consistently since history was recorded. However, our current modern physicians have moved away from these sorts of treatments in favor of pharmaceutical solutions. In the last 50 years, massaging therapy has been replaced with the use of medications.

With the rise of scientific medicine, many physicians have gotten away from the importance of touch and massage. It seems it may be easier to write a prescription, then to relieve discomfort first-hand. This is perhaps why many patients feel alienated from their physicians that seem cold and distant.

There is a balance in everything. People are now more aware of more natural ways to take care of themselves. They are eating more natural foods and turning to more natural therapies like massage.

Science and technology continue to advance with interesting impacts to massage therapy. One of the challenges of these types of treatments are they are labor intensive. Science has now advanced technology to where massage chairs can perform many of the basic massage movements.

So in the same time where physicians are losing touch with their patients, machines in the form of massage chairs may come to their salvation. Because these techniques are labor intensive, they are also therefore expensive. Massage chairs on the other hand provide very economical and consistent delivery of massage therapy.

The way of the world is balance in the long run. Many physicians have become distant to their patients, but technology may be here to aid them in unforeseen ways. This is the exciting opportunity of our times to see how solutions balance out.

The healthcare industry is starting to realize the importance of integrating more natural treatments. There are now more preventative procedures than were 20 years ago. Regular massage treatments are a great way to advance the health of many patients.

It is important for us to get many of the treatments that have been used by our prior generations. There is an accumulation of knowledge which it has not been put under the light of science. Massage therapy has been used for centuries yet it has not been sufficiently studied by modern medicine.

Technology is starting to play more of a role with massage therapy. You can now find massage chairs with some very high tech features. Many use sophisticated software programs to provide realistic massage sensations.

Many health practitioners are using massage chairs to provide different treatments to their patients. Massage chairs are able to target a specific area with a specific technique. They also can apply consistent pressure and speeds. This is a big advantage over manual labor which tends to be highly variable.

Many massage chairs that are used in chiropractic environments are also available for home use. Massage chairs are a great way to get frequent massage therapy in the privacy of your own home. They are a constant reminder to take a break and relax to relieve your body and mind.

Massage therapy continues to make its comeback with both manual methods and with massage chairs. Massage chairs will ultimately prove out to be more economic than labor-intensive massage. The sophistication of massage chairs continues to grow with each year. This method is able to deliver consistent and reliable massage therapy for years.

Acoustic Cloaking Technologies – What Else Can We Use That For?

One of the holy grails of military research has to do with the ability to cloak sound. Imagine how important it is to have a silent running aircraft, helicopter, vehicle, submarine, or ship. After all, if the enemy can hear you a mile away approaching in a helicopter, they have more than an ample amount of time to get a shoulder launched surface-to-air missile ready to fire at you. However, if you can sneak up without making any sound, it’s too late, you win, they lose, or you fly over without being shot at – the enemy’s opportunity is gone.

Stealthy submarines need to remain undetected if the submarine is to survive in battle, or be any good. There was an interesting article in the BBC Science section recently on June 24, 2011 titled; “Acoustic ‘Cloaking Device’ Shields Objects from Sound” by Jason Palmer (science and technology reporter). The article stated that;

“The device makes objects invisible to sound waves. Acoustic cloaking was theoretically in 2008 but no exists. Barrowing many ideas from attempts to “cloak” objects from light and using simple plastic sheets with arrays of holes. Could make ships and subs invisible to sonar or used in acoustic design of concert halls – it is mostly based on metamaterials which are designed to force light waves to travel around an object; to an observer, it is as if the object were not there.”

Is it possible that we are finally reaching an age where we can not only cloak ourselves from radars using stealth technology, but also acoustically cloak our military assets, and the sound they produce? Re-diverting sound within a cavity inside of an aircraft means that you can operate jet engines without noise. Not only will radar not be able to see them, but you won’t hear them coming or going either. Likewise, such a system could protect people from the ultrasound noise which is made from wind turbines.

Wouldn’t it be nice to sleep if you lived next to a freeway if you had some way to prevent the sound from getting in? Something like this could change everything. Those living near airports wouldn’t have to worry anymore, and schools near airports wouldn’t have to stop every time an airplane flies over. I know about that because I grew up on military bases as a kid. The ability to acoustically cloak sound has incredible secondary applications, and it might make a very good transfer technology once it is used worldwide. Indeed I hope you will please consider all this and think on it.