Science in Society Archive


Index of articles from the Science in Society Archive on biophysics. For articles in other categories, please see the SiS archive menu.

Psychic Cells Communicate across Physical Barrier
Neurons in culture respond readily to other cells in a physically separated compartment subjected to various treatments; such ‘non-substantial’ communication between cells has been documented since the 1920s
Dr Mae-Wan Ho 23rd June 2014

Liquid Crystalline Superconducting Meridians
Announcing a new lecture available for download from the ISIS website
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 7th February 2013

Electrodynamic Activities and Their Role in Organisation of Body Pattern
Important paper published in 1992 now available for download in pdf. This paper reports some of the highlights of our investigations (both published and in progress) into the role of electrodynamical activities in the organization of body pattern in Drosophila
ISIS 7th December 2012

Liquid Crystalline Morphogenetic Field
The morphogenetic field that determines pattern in early embryogenesis may be written in liquid crystal phase alignments through electrodyamic patterning processes
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 5th October 2011

Why Bees Vanish
A film that tries to get to the bottom of the mystery of the disappearing bees with some success
Sam Burcher 16th November 2009

Medicine in a New Key
Conventional medicine is dying ultimately because it is based on an obsolete dominant mechanistic model that does not recognize the coherence of the organism. Dr. Mae-Wan Ho explores how a science of the organism could underpin a new organic medicine that would best serve the nation.
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 8th July 2009

Splitting Water with Ease
Harvesting solar energy with a specially designed metal complex that splits water into hydrogen and oxygen with novel chemistry and regenerates itself.
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 6th July 2009

Harvesting Energy from Sunlight with Artificial Photosynthesis
Solar power is by far the most abundant renewable zero-carbon energy resource, and artificial photosynthesis could be the most effective way to store the energy and make it more available and affordable
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 29th June 2009

Water Electric
Water charges up with electricity when exposed to sunlight, offering the potential for an inexhaustible supply of squeaking clean energy and challenging conventional understanding of bioenergetics
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 25th June 2009

The Body Does Burn Water
Burning water is a way of life for all organisms, in animals as in plants, with a little help from sunlight perhaps
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 17th June 2009

Can Water Burn?
The case of salt water that can be ignited when exposed to a radio frequency beam and what it could tell us about the structure of water
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 10th June 2009

Living with Oxygen
Scientists across the disciplines are discovering how oxygen created from water is pivotal for the evolution of life on earth and how it affects every aspect of health, disease and development
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 8th June 2009

The Rainbow and the Worm - The Physics of Organisms
Probably the Most Important Book for the Coming Scientific Revolution. Third edition available now.
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 8th August 2008

The Heartbeat of Health
You can tell a person’s health from the way the heart beats, it is the complex rhythm of the Quantum Jazz of life, and mathematical physicists are learning how to decipher it.
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 25th July 2007

Mobile Phones & Vanishing Birds
Birds near mobile phone base stations do not breed well
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 29th May 2007

Quantum Jazz, The Tao of Biology
What quantum coherence has to say about the organism, ethics, and ultimate reality
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 2nd May 2007

Life & the Universe After the Copenhagen Interpretation
The ultimate reality beyond the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics is also beyond ordinary physics.
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 30th April 2007

Beyond the Central Dogma of Physics
The universe is one manifesting itself in multiplicities that behave according to certain mathematical rules; but this leads to paradox as soon as we think of the underlying reality as if the multiplicities were real
Ulrich Mohrhoff 17th April 2007

Quantum Jazz
The meaning of life, the universe and everything
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 16th October 2006

Bug Power
Waste-gobbling bacteria may be our dream ticket to clean renewable energy
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 3rd June 2005

A Break-through in Understanding Non-Thermal Electromagnetic Field Effects
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho reviews new and old scientific findings to explain how the physics and chemistry of the collective water structure in the cell and the organism can interact with extremely weak EMFs to cause a multitude of biological effects.
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 15th February 2005

What's the Bacterium Really Like?
Far from being a bag of macromolecules dispersed at random inside a rather tough cell wall, the bacterium is highly and spontaneously organised into nested functional compartments through interactions between the macromolecules and cell water
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 16th October 2004

What's the Cell Really Like?
It takes life-long commitment, profound knowledge and artistry to show the world what the cell is really like.
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 15th October 2004

The Importance of Cell Water
Prof. Martin Chaplin presents a new theory on the structure of water in the cell that switches between low-density and high-density clusters
Martin Chaplin 13th October 2004

Water Forms Massive Exclusion Zones
Water, the most abundant constituent of living organisms, is associated with an enormous amount of surfaces inside cells and in the extracellular matrix. Is all of this biological water different from water in bulk? The answer is definitely yes, if the incredible new findings are to be taken on board.
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 30th June 2004

The 'Wholiness' of Water
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho reports on how a body of water appears to change as a whole and wonders if oceans do it too
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 29th June 2004

Is Water Special?
Water has a collective structure that's extremely flexible and dynamic, which may EXPLAIN some of its 'anomalies'
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 28th June 2004

The Quantum Information Revolution
Quantum information processing takes advantage of some strange properties of the quantum world that have been known for more than a century.
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 22nd March 2004

Trapping Light
Remarkable things can happen when atoms and molecules interact with light. Normally opaque matter can become transparent, and light can be slowed down enormously, or come to a complete stop. The secret is quantum coherence, and the promise, quantum communication.
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 19th March 2004

How Not to Collapse the Wave Function
Quantum systems are more robust than previously thought, especially when weakly measured, with startling results
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 18th March 2004

Quantum Phases and Quantum Coherence
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho investigates the link between quantum phases and quantum coherence, and comes up with the surprising implication that the universe itself may be quantum coherent
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 17th March 2004

Nature is Quantum, Really
Matter, even big clumps of it, is simultaneously wave and particle
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 16th March 2004

Why Are Organisms So Complex?
Complexity is linked to productivity and sustainability
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 24th January 2004

Biology’s Theory of Everything?
Biology is promising its own unifying theory that explains all life, and the key is in how organisms use energy. Dr. Mae-Wan Ho investigates.
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 24th January 2004

Energy, Productivity & Biodiversity
Generations of ecologists have puzzled over the causes of biodiversity and its relationship with productivity
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 23rd January 2004

No System in Systems Biology
Biology has lost its way in more ways than one. Dr. Mae-Wan Ho reports on the desperation to make sense of the data deluge pouring out from genomics and related research.
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 22nd January 2004

Assessing Food Quality by Its After-Glow
Measuring the weak light re-emitted by cells and organisms may tell us a lot about them
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 5th January 2004

Crystal Clear – Messages from Water
Could crystals of water be the answer to all our problems? Dr. Mae-Wan Ho reviews the amazing work of Japanese water scientist
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 1st June 2002

The Strangeness of Water & Homeopathic 'Memory'
Is there any reason for homeopathic remedies to work? Does the strangeness of water hold the key? Dr. Mae-Wan Ho describes recent ideas on how the quantum electrodynamic properties of water could provide the basis of homeopathic 'memory' and how one might investigate them
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 31st May 2002

Homeopathy Enters the Mainstream
Homeopathy is entering the mainstream in the UK. Sam Burcher reports on some recent findings that bear on a centuries-old controversy that still baffles mainstream science
Sam Burcher 30th May 2002

Molecules Clump on Dilution
A surprising discovery that molecules dissolved in water clump together when the solution is diluted is said to explain homeopathy. Dr. Mae-Wan Ho explains why the result flies in the face of conventional chemistry
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 29th May 2002

To Science With Love
How science and scientists can contribute to the sustainability agenda (Seminar on Responsibility and Education in a Risk Society, 16 April, 2002 London
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 16th April 2002