Products from LIVING Materials? / Kimbell Art Museum

“If you are in the moment,
you are in the Infinite.”
    – Prajnanpad

Kylee gave her puppy Missy a new hair style!

Kylee gave her puppy Missy a new hair style! No. Missy is not wearing sunglasses.

In the future, researchers tell us, complex and interactive structures could be grown using living cells programmed to assemble into intricate patterns. This unbelievable work lays a foundation for synthesizing, patterning, and controlling functional composite materials with engineered cells. This will shortly become the patterning of materials with engineered cells. Click here for more.

Farah loves Mrs. A's new puppy.

Farah loves Mrs. A’s new puppy.

Researchers describe patterned biofilms made from proteins tougher than steel, designed to incorporate semiconducting crystals and electrical wiring. Many natural biological systems — such as biofilms, shells and skeletal tissues — are able to assemble multifunctional, environmentally responsive assemblies of living and non-living components.

The living biofilms are the creation of synthetic biologist, Timothy Lu, and his team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Their research is published in Nature Materials. Click here to read article.

We don't explain them. We just train them.

We don’t explain them. We just train them.

Just imagine,  when we can grow physical devices and structures from bottom up using cells. These will be living biofilms.

“Our vision is to create living materials, in which living cells grow, lay down biopolymers and control the inorganic compounds around them,” Professor Lu explained.

R.J. gives his typically warm greeting to a stuffed tiger.

R.J. gives his typically warm greeting to a stuffed tiger.

They are a marriage of advanced techniques in genetic engineering, which reprogram a cell’s function, and the kind of protein chemistry that underlies the biofilm gloss we find on our teeth.

“Our vision is to create living materials, in which living cells grow, lay down biopolymers and control the inorganic compounds around them,” Professor Lu explained.

We enjoyed petting a baby alligator at the Ft. Worth Nature Center

We enjoyed petting a baby alligator at the Ft. Worth Nature Center.

“Knowledge relieves all suffering.
Knowledge liberates.
Which knowledge?
Chemistry? Physics? Astronomy? Geology?

Cole was last seen with his beloved Walking Stick!

Cole was last seen with his beloved Walking Stick!


They help a little. But only a little.
The true knowledge is the knowledge of our own nature.
Know yourself. You must know who you are,
understand your inner nature.
You must become conscious of this infinite nature
in yourself.
Then you will break free of your shackles.
– Vivekananda

On Friday, April 4, 2014 we will meet at 9: 45 a.m. at the KIMBELL ART MUSEUM, 3333 Camp Bowie (817-332-8451). Following our Docent guided tour, we will enjoy lunch at the museum’s restaurant and a self-guided tour of the permanent collection.

Travel back in time and discover the life, culture and pageantry of the revered and feared Japanese samurai warriors through more than 140 remarkable objects from one of the best and largest

The last time we saw Cole he was here!

The last time we saw Cole he was here!

collections in the world. Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection features the extraordinary artistry of the armor used by samurai—the military elite led by the shoguns, or warlords, of Japan from the 12th through 19th centuries.

Following lunch, students will shop at the fabulous gift shop and tour the permanent exhibits. Students are to be picked up at 2:30 p.m. If you arrive late, we will have departed with your child(ren) and will return to school. Please call and let us know if you will be late. Dr. Anderson may be reached at 682-777-1908. EMERGENCY.

Renee shared her 1977-78 West Elem. yearbook with us. She was a student when Dr. A was the Principal.

Renee shared her 1977-78 West Elem. yearbook with us. She was a student when Dr. A was the Principal.

Students are NOT to leave the museum at any time for any reason, including the need to secure a ride, without the knowledge and approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson. Students are required to let Dr. Anderson know when your ride has arrived and with whom you are leaving. DO NOT JUST DISAPPEAR. After years of coping with every known (and some strange unknown) behaviors, Dr. Anderson’s heart is truly weak (not to mention, the MIND!)

This is Renee in 1978.

Renee in 1978

FINANCIAL: Admission to the Kimbell for this Docent guided tour is free. Please provide funds for lunch. Parents/Guardians/Friends, etc. are invited to join us for the tours and/or lunch.

We MUST observe the policies of the Kimbell Art Museum
+ Backpacks, umbrellas, or other bulky items are not allowed
+ Baby strollers will not be permitted
+ Photography is not permitted
+ Sketching and lecturing
+ No food or drinks are allowed
+ Do not touch the works of art
+ Use of cell phones is prohibited
+ Be kind to Dr. A. He had a really long hike last Friday.

Dr. A in 1978 Principal at West Elementary

Dr. A in 1978 Principal at West Elementary School in White Settlement.

A . N . D . E . R . S . O . N
Where precocious children are nurtured and appreciated.

Questions: 817-448-8484. Answers: give me another minute to find another number.

 

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