Sixth Sense: Science Begins To Explain How We Sense Electric Fields


Scientists are starting to figure out what is going on inside our cells when we sense electrical fields.  Reiki, energy healing, yoga, qigong, chi and many other spiritual and healing practices are strongly based on feeling energy flowing through living things.

All living cells have electrical fields and many different animals are able to sense and react to electrical fields.  Even human cells will move in response to an electric field during wound healing.

This led a team of researchers to wonder what was actually going on inside of our cells to detect these energy fields.  Min Zhao from the UC Davis Institute for Regenerative Cures has led a team of researchers indiscovering the first “sensor mechanism” inside living cells that can detect electric fields.

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We have “Electric Senses”

There are more senses in the human body than the traditional five.  Scientists are beginning to discover a whole set of electric senses that may explain why some people can feel the flow of energy in other living things.

“We believe there are several types of sensing mechanisms, and none of them are known. We now provide experimental evidence to suggest one which has not been even hypothesized before, a two-molecule sensing mechanism,” -Min Zhao said.

Zhao and other researchers have been studying “electric senses” in animals in order to pinpoint what causes us to react when we come in contact with another energy field.

They have specifically focused their research on both large and small animals.  The large animal cells that they have studied are human and fish cells and the small animal cells were amoebas.  They found that there are specific genes and proteins that will move in a certain direction when they are exposed to an electric field.

Feeling energy or electric fields is actually very common.

Have you ever walked into a room and immediately felt that someone was angry? Nothing had to be said for you to tell that someone was upset.  The case is the same when people are in love.  Often it is clear as day to everyone else when two people feel an attraction to one another.

We are constantly picking up on higher senses that we didn’t know we had.  Perhaps in the near future scientists will find the exact electrical frequency that we emit when we feel a strong emotion such as love, fear or anger.

If this area of science teamed up with psychologists we may be able to understand empaths, sensitives and other people who can feel emotions and even heal others.  

2 unique elements were found in our cells that detect electrical energy.

It was discovered that 2 elements were needed in order for a living cell to detect the electrical fields.  One was a protein called Kir4.2 and the other was a specific type of molecule contained in the cell known as polyamines.

Kir4.2 is a type of potassium channel which will create a pathway through a cell membrane that will allow potassium ions to come into the cell.  Those ion channels will transmit signals into the cell.  Then the polyamines will carry the positively charged molecule into the cell.

How Potassium and Electricity are related

Our nerves and cells communicate with electrical signals.  When you want to move your arm, your brain sends a signal down your nerves and into the muscles telling them to move.

On a chemical level when the electrical signal is sent down your nerve all that happens is a line of potassium and sodium change places.  One is positively charged and the other is negatively charged and that sends the signal.

When your cells come in contact with an electrical field from an electronic source or from another living thing it basically opens up the channels and sends the signals to the cells brain probably because it believes it is being sent instructions from your brain.

Meditation and Feeling living things from a distance.

Our cells pick up other energy fields and depending on how far they are projected out we may be able to feel them from a distance.  So that may explain why you can feel someone who is upset from across the room.  The stronger the signal the more likely you will be able to feel it.

This may also explain why people talk about feeling the energy in plants or trees when they meditate and spend time in nature.  Perhaps meditation is a tool we use to fine tune our ability to sense what is going on within our cells.

Mindfulness meditation teaches us to become present and to tune into our senses.  With practice, we should be able to learn how to feel electrical fields, interpret them and possibly even manipulate the electrical fields for healing and rebalancing emotions.  

Could our electronics be confusing our senses?

If our cells naturally open up and receive signals from electronics it is reasonable to believe that they wouldabsorb the signals from cell phones, televisions, computers, WiFi routers, etc.

This new discovery may help explain why we feel drained after spending too much time with electronics.  It’s possible that our cells are feeling draining because the entire time you are near an electronic field your cells are receiving signals that aren’t designed for your body.

If you were to listen to gibberish all day trying to figure out what to do it may become a bit exhausting after a while.  That is what is happening to your cells.

As we continue to discover how our cells react to electronics and their energy fields we may have to make some major changes in order to protect our cells from over exposure.

Of course, that may just look like spending more time out in nature connecting with healthy electronic fields instead of spending the majority of our time inside in front of a glowing screen.

Stanford Psychologist: Technology Is Ruining a Generation of Men.


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Stanford psychologist Philip Zimbardo, who became a household name after conducting the Stanford prison experiments, argues that our online culture is disproportionately harming boys, who watch more pornography, waste more time playing video games, and are increasingly bored with their sedentary office jobs.

The cause, Zimbardo explains in his new book “Man (Dis)connected: How Technology has Sabotaged What it Means to Be Male,” is biological in nature. Men have what psychologists call “single-cue arousability,” meaning one mere stimulus brings them closer to happiness, such as a naked person on a screen, when compared to women who require more complex stimuli to become aroused.

“Give a man the image of a pair of attractive breasts or a curvy backside and they are half-way to happiness, where women need multiple cues: They are aroused by men who are ‘attractive and nice to children and self-confident.'”

We’ve long wondered if the Internet is like the crack cocaine of entertainment, but talking about online addiction as a substance-abuse problem is a misleading metaphor, says Zimbardo. The Internet is not a drug because drug addiction supplies its users with more of the same experience. Arousal addiction, which the Internet does provide for, requires the addict to always receive new stimulation.

And again, that’s something boys are apparently more vulnerable to than girls.

Zimbardo wanders into controversial territory when he argues that the loss of male exclusivity in the role of breadwinner is damaging to male psychology. To be sure, equal opportunity is a good thing for society, and women should work on an equal standing with men if they wish to, “but [no longer being the sole breadwinner] has not, from men’s point of view, been replaced by anything equally motivating and centering.”

On the other hand, masculinity was partly to blame for the obscure financial instruments that caused the 2007 financial crash that continues to retard economic growth — a byproduct of how men tend to experience status and ambition, explains Lionel Tiger.

 

Parallel worlds exist and interact with our world.


New theory explains many of the bizarre observations made in quantum mechanics.

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Do parallel worlds ever cross paths?

Quantum mechanics, though firmly tested, is so weird and anti-intuitive that famed physicist Richard Feynman once remarked, “I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics.” Attempts to explain some of the bizarre consequences of quantum theory have led to some mind-bending ideas, such as the Copenhagen interpretation and the many-worlds interpretation.

Now there’s a new theory on the block, called the “many interacting worlds” hypothesis (MIW), and the idea is just as profound as it sounds. The theory suggests not only that parallel worlds exist, but that they interact with our world on the quantum level and are thus detectable. Though still speculative, the theory may help to finally explain some of the bizarre consequences inherent in quantum mechanics, reports RT.com.

The theory is a spinoff of the many-worlds interpretation in quantum mechanics — an idea that posits that all possible alternative histories and futures are real, each representing an actual, though parallel, world. One problem with the many-worlds interpretation, however, has been that it is fundamentally untestable, since observations can only be made in our world. Happenings in these proposed “parallel” worlds can thus only be imagined.

MIW, however, says otherwise. It suggests that parallel worlds can interact on the quantum level, and in fact that they do.

“The idea of parallel universes in quantum mechanics has been around since 1957,” explained Howard Wiseman, a physicist at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, and one of the physicists to come up with MIW. “In the well-known ‘Many-Worlds Interpretation’, each universe branches into a bunch of new universes every time a quantum measurement is made. All possibilities are therefore realised – in some universes the dinosaur-killing asteroid missed Earth. In others, Australia was colonised by the Portuguese.”

“But critics question the reality of these other universes, since they do not influence our universe at all,” he added. “On this score, our “Many Interacting Worlds” approach is completely different, as its name implies.”

Wiseman and colleagues have proposed that there exists “a universal force of repulsion between ‘nearby’ (i.e. similar) worlds, which tends to make them more dissimilar.” Quantum effects can be explained by factoring in this force, they propose.

Whether or not the math holds true will be the ultimate test for this theory. Does it or does it not properly predict quantum effects mathematically? But the theory is certain to provide plenty of fodder for the imagination.

For instance, when asked about whether their theory might entail the possibility that humans could someday interact with other worlds, Wiseman said: “It’s not part of our theory. But the idea of [human] interactions with other universes is no longer pure fantasy.”

What might your life look like if you made different choices? Maybe one day you’ll be able to look into one of these alternative worlds and find out.

This could be the best explanation yet for that baffling ‘alien megastructure’ star.


For over a year now, scientists have been puzzling over the erratic light patterns coming from a star called KIC 8462852 – patterns so strange, we’ve never seen anything like it, and one astronomer even offered up the the possibility that an ‘alien megastructure‘ has been messing with its emissions.

Now, after several hypotheses have failed to gain traction in the wider scientific community, there’s a new explanation on the table, and it points to the last remaining dregs of a devoured planet.

Researchers from Columbia University suggest that KIC 8462852 swallowed a planet at some point in its lifespan, and the flickering light pattern we see is caused by remnants of this planet or its moons occasionally blocking the star’s light.

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This could explain both the sudden, intermittent dimming, and the more gradual decrease in the star’s light that was observed between 1890 and 1989.

As we reported back in 2015, when a planet orbits a star, the star’s brightness will periodically dip by around 1 percent, but KIC 8462852 – also known as Tabby’s Star – has been experiencing erratic dips of up to 22 percent.

This huge disparity immediately got scientists speculating that something very, very big had been swirling around it.

The Columbia team says that if KIC 8462852 really did absorb a planet, the released energy would cause a sudden increase in brightness, so what we’re seeing could just be KIC 8462852 returning to normal over time, with a few rocky leftovers for company.

The collision between planet and star might have happened some 10,000 years ago, the researchers estimate, but the recent dimming suggests KIC 8462852 may only now be digesting its meal.

To come up with the hypothesis, the team matched up previous research on KIC 8462852 with established pillars of outer-space physics like the Kozai mechanism, which figures out the variations in the orbits of planetary satellites.

The researchers also suspect this kind of planet and star collision could be more common than we’ve previously thought, if their calculations turn out to be correct.

“We estimated that if Tabby’s Star were representative, something like 10 Jupiters would have to fall into a typical star over its lifetime, or maybe even more,” lead researcher Brian Metzger told Leah Crane at New Scientist.

As with other ideas that have been floated about the star, scientists will be watching closely to see if this new hypothesis checks out as new data roll in, but keeping an eye on something over 1,000 light-years away isn’t easy.

“These transits [light fluctuations] only last a few days, so when we see one, we have to alert all the telescopes and basically point every telescope we have at Tabby’s Star,” says Metzger.

The case is far from closed yet: other scientists think the flickering light from KIC 8462852 could be caused by cosmic debris somewhere between the star and our planet, rather than debris left behind by a swallowed planet or its moons.

And we wouldn’t be surprised if there are even more twists to come in this particular tale. However, the new hypothesis certainly fits the facts as we know them so far.

“This paper puts a merger scenario on the table in a credible way,” astrophysicist Jason Wright from Penn State University, who wasn’t involved in the research, told New Scientist. “I think this moves it into the top tier of explanations.”

Mathematics, More than Theology, Helps Us Know God.


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Classical theology begins with the premise that God is infinite, but how can humans possibly have knowledge of God when infinity is by definition beyond the bounds of human imagination?

First Things columnist Stephen Webb takes up the issue of an infinite God, comparing the deity to a mathematical expression called Graham’s number, a massively large number that approaches infinity (as much as one can), but still describes a real-world phenomenon (the number of dimensions inside a geometric shape known as a hypercube).

Webb argues that if God is infinite, as theologians insist, then mathematics may aid our understanding more than theology. That’s a sentiment echoed by theoretical physicist Michio Kaku, who explained during a Big Think interview that physics may be the literal mind of God:

“The goal of physics, we believe, is to find an equation perhaps no more than one inch long which will allow us to unify all the forces of nature and allow us to read the mind of God. And what is the key to that one-inch equation? Super symmetry, a symmetry that comes out of physics, not mathematics, and has shocked the world of mathematics. But you see, all this is pure mathematics and so the final resolution could be that God is a mathematician.”

 

The very idea of infinity, however, is open to question. Aristotle, for one, disliked the notion. For something to exist, it must be definable, and it must therefore have boundaries. But infinity is something without limitation so we cannot define it, meaning we cannot discuss it or even entertain the concept in our minds. And if we are unable to even think of infinity, it becomes a meaningless term.

Aristotle did, however, accept potential infinities: something that continues with no logical end. Thus our thoughts concerning God have potential understanding — a potential which is infinite — though we may still never arrive at understanding what theologians mean by God.

 

The Real Truth About Microwaves Everyone Ignores


The Real Truth About Microwaves Everyone Ignores

During World War II, two scientists invented a tube that produced microwaves called the magnetron. Combining the magnetrons within Britain’s radar system, the microwaves were able to find Nazi warplanes on their mission to bomb the British Isles.

By accident, Percy LeBaron Spencer of the Raytheon Company (several years later) discovered that microwaves also cook food. He found that radar waves had melted a candy bar in his pocket. The first microwave oven to go on the market, called the Radar Range was as large and heavy as a refrigerator.

According to a growing body of research, microwave ovens are dangerous to our health.

How do microwave ovens heat/cook out food

Alternating currents force atoms to reverse their polarity. This creates friction and vibrates the water inside of the food molecules causing the food to heat up.

How are microwave ovens dangerous
Inside of your microwave there are 2.45 billion hertz which is fine, until the seal on your microwave door ages and begins to leak. The frequency amount shown to harm the human body is 10 hertz. Be cautious and never stand near an operating microwave. You won’t know your body is being harmed by the leak until the damage is already done.

How does a microwave oven harm our bodies

•Causes birth defects

•Cancer

•Cataracts- due to our eyes lack of blood vessels to dissipate the cellular stress and heat from the microwave

•Weakened immune system

•Lowered resistance to viral and bacterial infections

•More serious illnesses

What does the microwave oven do to our food

•Breaks chemical and molecular bonds

•Swiss scientist, Hans Hertel’s study suggests microwaving food degrades and depletes food of its nutrients

•The radiation from the microwave destroys and deforms the molecules in the food, creating dangerous radioactive compounds

•In 1992, a study from the Search for Health, researched the effects of participants that consumed microwaved vegetables
They experienced:
-Rapidly increasing cholesterol levels
-Decrease in hemoglobin causing an anemic-like conditions
-Decrease in white blood cells
-Increase in leukocyte (indicating poisoning and cell damage)

•Microwaved breast milk looses 96% of its antibodies

•Microwaved Infant formulas’ structure is altered, changing the components in amino acids, creating immunological abnormalities

Even if your microwave oven is perfectly sealed, you are still exposed to harmful levels of electromagnetic fields. EMF can penetrate human bodies (which is why they are used for x-ray machines) but can causing serious health problems.

The EPA recommends limited exposure to EMF of .5mG – 2.5mG. If you stand 4 inches from your food cooking in the microwave, you will be exposed to 100 – 500mG. Standing 3 feet away from the operating microwave will expose you to 1 – 25mG.

Microwaves may be faster and more convenient than the convection oven but the nutritional value of your food and the health of your family will pay the price for its convenience.

 

In intensive care nurseries it has become common practice to use microwave thawing of frozen human milk for more rapid accessibility. Twenty-two freshly frozen human milk samples were tested for lysozyme activity, total IgA, and specific secretory IgA to Escherichia coli serotypes 01, 04, and 06. The samples were heated by microwave for 30 seconds at a low- or high-power setting and then reanalyzed. One-mL aliquots of 10 additional human milk samples were microwaved at low (20 degrees C to 25 degrees C), medium (60 degrees C to 70 degrees C), and high (greater than or equal to 98 degrees C) setting before the addition to each of 1 mL of diluted E coli suspension. E coli growth was determined after 3 1/2 hours of incubation at 37 degrees C. Microwaving at high temperatures (72 degrees C to 98 degrees C) caused a marked decrease in activity of all the tested antiinfective factors. E coli growth at greater than or equal to 98 degrees C was 18 times that of control human milk. Microwaving at low temperatures (20 degrees C to 53 degrees C) had no significant effect on total IgA, specific IgA to E coli serotypes 01 and 04, but did significantly decrease lysozyme and specific IgA to E coli serotype 06. Even at 20 degrees C to 25 degrees C, E coli growth was five times that of control human milk. Microwaving appears to be contraindicated at high temperatures, and questions regarding its safety exist even at low temperatures.

Stephen Hawking says he has a way to escape from a black hole.


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Hawking outside the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm yesterday

Stuff that falls into a black hole is gone forever, right? Not so, says Stephen Hawking.

“If you feel you are in a black hole, don’t give up,” he told an audience at a public lecture in Stockholm, Sweden, yesterday. He was speaking in advance of a scientific talk today at the Hawking Radiation Conference being held at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. “There’s a way out.”

You probably know that black holes are stars that have collapsed under their own gravity, producing gravitational forces so strong that even light can’t escape. Anything that falls inside is thought to be ripped apart by the massive gravity, never to been seen or heard from again.

What you may not know is that physicists have been arguing for 40 years about what happens to the information about the physical state of those objects once they fall in. Quantum mechanics says that this information cannot be destroyed, but general relativity says it must be – that’s why this argument is known as the information paradox.

Now Hawking says this information never makes it inside the black hole in the first place. “I propose that the information is stored not in the interior of the black hole as one might expect, but on its boundary, the event horizon,” he said today.

“Black holes ain’t as black as they are painted”

The event horizon is the sphere around a black hole from inside which nothing can escape its clutches. Hawking is suggesting that the information about particles passing through is translated into a kind of hologram – a 2D description of a 3D object – that sits on the surface of the event horizon. “The idea is the super translations are a hologram of the ingoing particles,” he said. “Thus they contain all the information that would otherwise be lost.”

So how does that help something escape from the black hole? In the 1970s Hawking introduced the concept of Hawking radiation – photons emitted by black holes due to quantum fluctuations. Originally he said that this radiation carried no information from inside the black hole, but in 2004 changed his mind and said it could be possible for information to get out.

Just how that works is still a mystery, but Hawking now thinks he’s cracked it. His new theory is that Hawking radiation can pick up some of the information stored on the event horizon as it is emitted, providing a way for it to get out. But don’t expect to get a message from within, he said. “The information about ingoing particles is returned, but in a chaotic and useless form. This resolves the information paradox. For all practical purposes, the information is lost.”

Last year Hawking made headlines for saying “there are no black holes” – although what he actually meant was a little more complicated, as he proposed replacing the event horizon with a related concept, an apparent horizon. This new idea is compatible with his previous one, which wasn’t really news to theoretical physicists, says Sabine Hossenfelder of the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics in Stockholm, who attending Hawking’s lecture.

“He is saying that the information is there twice already from the very beginning, so it’s never destroyed in the black hole to begin with,” she says. “At least that’s what I understood.”

More details are expected later today when one of Hawking’s collaborators Malcom Perry expands on the idea, and Hawking and his colleagues say they will publish a paper on the work next month, but it’s clear he is gunning for the idea that black holes are inescapable. It’s even possible information could get out into parallel universes, he told the audience yesterday.

“The message of this lecture is that black holes ain’t as black as they are painted. They are not the eternal prisons they were once thought,” he said. “Things can get out of a black hole both on the outside and possibly come out in another universe.”

VetiGel Can Stop Bleeding In A Wound In 12 Seconds And Heal The Wound Within Minutes – Indiatimes.com


What if you are bleeding profusely and nothing seems to make it stop? Scary, isn’t it? But then you apply a gel to the wound – within seconds, the bleeding stops, and in minutes, you are healed. This is the premise of VetiGel, an algae-based polymer created by Joe Landolina – a 22 year-old who invented the product when he was just 17.

 

Landolina is now the co-founder and CEO of Suneris, a biotech company that manufactures the gel. Last week, Suneris announced that it will begin shipping VetiGel to veterinarians later this summer. Humans won’t be far behind. When injected into a wound site, the gel can form a clot within 12 seconds and permanently heal the wound within minutes, says Landolina.

The science that makes this all possible is surprisingly basic. Each batch of gel begins as algae, which is made up of tiny individual polymers. If you break those polymers down into even tinier pieces, “kind of like LEGO blocks,” Landolina says, you can put them into the gel and inject that gel into a wound site.

Once it hits the damaged tissue, whether it’s open skin or a biopsied soft organ – livers, kidneys, spleens – the gel instantly forms a mesh-like structure.

“What that means, on the one hand, is that the gel will make a very strong adhesive that holds the wound together,” Landolina says. “But on the other hand, that mesh acts as a scaffold to help the body produce fibrin at the wound’s surface.”

Saturn’s North Pole Just Changed Color And Nobody Knows Why


Just when you thought our planet had enough doomsday problems to grapple with, Saturn went ahead and changed colors on us. Specifically, Saturn’s north pole—a hexagonal vortex that Gizmodo claims could swallow our planet whole. While no one knows for certain how Saturn’s north pole came to be this way, scientists have been tracking its shifting hue thanks to the Cassini Imaging Team, a probe that has been circling the planet since 2004.

Based on images beamed back from Cassini, the hexagonal pole was blue back in 2012; since then it’s progressed into bright gold. Based on the images, which were released by the Cassini Imaging Team last week, scientists theorize that accumulating haze particles could be sparking this startling change. While it may seem bizarre for a vast swath of a planet to change colors so rapidly, there was a time between 1995 and 2009 when Saturn’s north pole grew increasingly dark. This, scientists deduced, was a result of diminishing photochemical reactions (i.e., less sunlight reached the planet to react with the atmosphere’s molecular components).

Now that the northern pole is tipping back toward the sun, increasing amounts of light are igniting more of these photochemical reactions, and in turn, producing more bright gold haze. As NASA put it in a statement released on Friday,

“The color change is thought to be an effect of Saturn’s seasons. In particular, the change from a bluish color to a more golden hue may be due to the increased production of photochemical hazes in the atmosphere as the north pole approaches summer solstice in May 2017.”

As alarming as these color changes may seem from our tiny marble, we may just be getting a better feel for Saturn’s natural seasonal cycles—something that will take decades, maybe centuries to understand completely. In the meantime, we can appreciate Saturn as the biggest mood ring in our solar system.

Scientists have invented the strongest and lightest material on Earth.


10 times stronger than steel.

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For years, researchers have known that carbon, when arranged in a certain way, can be very strong. Case in point: graphene. Graphene, which was heretofore, the strongest material known to man, is made from an extremely thin sheet of carbon atoms arranged in two dimensions.

But there’s one drawback: while notable for its thinness and unique electrical properties, it’s very difficult to create useful, three-dimensional materials out of graphene.

Now, a team of MIT researchers discovered that taking small flakes of graphene and fusing them following a mesh-like structure not only retains the material’s strength, but the graphene also remains porous.

Based on experiments conducted on 3D printed models, researchers have determined that this new material, with its distinct geometry, is actually stronger than graphene – making it 10 times stronger than steel, with only 5 percent of its density.

 The discovery of a material that is extremely strong but exceptionally lightweight will have numerous applications.

As MIT reports:

“The new findings show that the crucial aspect of the new 3-D forms has more to do with their unusual geometrical configuration than with the material itself, which suggests that similar strong, lightweight materials could be made from a variety of materials by creating similar geometric features.”

Below you can see a simulation results of compression (top left and i) and tensile (bottom left and ii) tests on 3D graphene:

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“You could either use the real graphene material or use the geometry we discovered with other materials, like polymers or metals,” says Markus Buehler, head of MIT’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), and the McAfee Professor of Engineering.

“You can replace the material itself with anything. The geometry is the dominant factor. It’s something that has the potential to transfer to many things.”

Large scale structural projects, such as bridges, can follow the geometry to ensure that the structure is strong and sound.

Construction may prove to be easier, given that the material used will now be significantly lighter. Because of its porous nature, it may also be applied to filtration systems.

This research, says Huajian Gao, a professor of engineering at Brown University, who was not involved in this work, “shows a promising direction of bringing the strength of 2D materials and the power of material architecture design together”.

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