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“NASA to study man who survives on liquids and sunlight
June 30 2003
An Indian man, who claims to have survived only on liquids and sunlight for eight years, has been invited by NASA to show them how he does it. Hira Ratan Manek - also known as Hirachand - a 64-year-old mechanical engineer who lives in the southern state of Kerala, apparently started disliking food in 1992, the Hindustan Times newspaper reported. In 1995, he went on a pilgrimage to the Himalayas and stopped eating completely on his return.
His wife, Vimla, said: ‘Every evening he looks at the sun for one hour without batting an eyelid. It is his main food. Occasionally he takes coffee, tea or some other liquid.’
Last June, scientists from the US space agency verified that Manek spent 130 days surviving only on water, the report said.
They even named this subsistence on water and solar energy after him: The HRM (Hira Ratan Manek) Phenomenon. Mr Manek is now in the US to show NASA's scientists how he survives without food. The US space agency hopes to use the technique to solve food storage and preservation problems on its expeditions, the report said.
Mr Manek said he "eats through his eyes" in the evening, when the sun's ultraviolet rays are least harmful. He and his wife claim the technique is totally scientific. However, doctors warn that staring at the sun can make you blind.
His wife said: ‘He has a special taste for sun energy. He believes only 5 per cent of human brain cells are used by most people. The other 95 per cent can be activated through solar energy.’
This story was found at: http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/06/29/...825280652.html”
BIO-RAM, OAK RIDGES: - In the April, 2000 issue of Scientific American that highlighted 'Quantum Teleporting' there was a brief report on the discovery from 1999 at Oak Ridges National Laboratory (key to Atomic Bomb research and Black Ops or secret programs) of a biological part of future computers.
The chlorophyll receptors of spinach have been used to make part of a computer chip. The report went on to say in three years they will have a complete circuit and self-powered chip. The self-powered aspect when joined with the peptides which self-replicate in Bill Joy's Wired magazine article will provide some truly interesting possibilities that Joy and Kurzweil (Awarded the 1999 National Award for Technology by Bill Clinton in March 2000, see Wired Magazine, Mar/Apr. 2000, for Bill Joy's article.) are confident will enable our human obsolescence as workers. It seems a little funny that one of my youthful philosophers 'Popeye' ('I Yam what I Yam'.) liked spinach and it will be part of this amazing aspect of technology. The Sylons of 'Battlestar Galactica' are soon to be a reality if we don't get our ethics in order. The 'Yam' also convinced leading botanists who felt there was no European contact before the second millennium AD that there was indeed trade and trans-oceanic Travel">Travel with America. Actually that was the American Sweet Potato which might be only a yam in the vernacular.
Sunday October 26, 2003 sees the Toronto Star running an article about a different Robin Williams who is a scientist in Ottawa. The article is most interesting due to the fact that it shows how secrets run so much of science and the military is all over this one. Quantum encryption using the fact that photons exist simultaneously in two different forms “somewhat like having a version of yourself to go to work and another to run the household errands at the same time.” Yes, that mysticist Heisenberg is at it again. “Enter quantum cryptography.
Quantum particles like photons should be the ideal vehicle to carry the encryption key over ordinary communication channels – because of the Heisenberg uncertainty Principle.” (2)
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