Call it a sustainable halo effect. Dutch designer Marjan van Aubel’s new Current Window, stained glass that works like solar cells, may turn the colorful artwork adorning churches into a glowing symbol of eco-awareness, all while charging your phone mid-mass.

Made with dye-sensitized solar cells, which utilize different colors of light to generate energy like chlorophyll, the multi-hued glass offers a forward-thinking take on a classic architectural element. “Harvesting power with an old design element really creates this awareness of energy use and the environment,” she says.

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TORONTO — Ontario’s Liberal government plans to sell off 60 per cent of Hydro One, the province’s huge transmission utility, to help pay for new transit and infrastructure projects.

The Canadian Press has confirmed the province will retain a 40 per cent stake in Hydro One, and no minority shareholder will be able to buy more than 10 per cent of the company.

Government sources say Hydro One’s local distribution arm and Hydro One Brampton will be sold as a separate company.

The opposition parties warn a sale of Hydro One will drive up electricity prices, something the Liberals warned would happen when the Tories wanted to privatize it in 2002.

Premier Kathleen Wynne said Wednesday that the government would retain majority ownership and would make sure consumers are protected against price hikes.

The idea to sell Hydro One comes from a government-appointed panel that examined Crown assets to try and squeeze out the maximum value for the Liberals’ infrastructure plans.

The panel will also recommend that Ontario liberalize the way beer is sold, which Wynne calls the “entry point to levelling the playing field and creating more convenience and more fairness,” for craft brewers.

In an interim report, the panel headed by former TD Bank CEO Ed Clark rejected a sale of the LCBO, but proposed major changes to the retail system to give consumers more access, especially to beer.

He wants the foreign-own Beer Store to pay a fee for its virtual monopoly on 80 per cent of beer sales, so Ontario taxpayers get a “fair share” of its profits.

Wynne said she wants consumers to have more access to beers from Ontario’s craft brewers, who complain the Beer Store makes it difficult — and expensive — to list their products in its 448 retail outlets.

Hi! So recently I have been seeing a lot glittery transparent particles all in the air. Some can look like a string, or dots clustered together. I remember seeing it on occasions as a child but now I see it all the time. Do you have any answer/clue on what I’m seeing? And why so frequently now? Thank you for time!! Love <3

Many people are reporting on seeing energy lately, must be something shifting in the collective stream…
I experience this all the time, you’re basically seeing energy. energy orbs, flashes of light, wavy lines, tracers, colorful orbs, grid patterns, geometric shapes,  all of these are simply energy.

Our entire universe is made of energy, even we ourselves are made of energy. Sometimes when we are sensitive, we can pick up on these subtle patterns and physically see into the other side. When we are younger we are more sensitive and psychic towards understanding the spirit world so that is why you saw these when you were young too. It’s also a sign that consciousness is shifting and/or awakening. Energy is all around us, it lives within us, we direct it with our thoughts and manifest energy into form. We are nothing but energy as consciousness. What you are seeing is naturally who you are!

hope this helps 
love <3

5 things you didn’t know about…platinum

‘Platinum’s attractive lustre and rarity as well as its hypo-allergenic properties, make it a desirable choice for jewellers and high-end consumers.’

1. Antonio de Ulloa and British metallurgist Charles Wood were among the first people to discover platinum, in 1736 and 1741, respectively.

2. It is one of the rarest elements on Earth ­– only around 120t are mined each year.

3. Platinum anode catalysts on the aid the splitting of hydrogen molecules into protons and electrons.

4. In 2010, 46% of the platinum sold globally was used in catalysts in vehicle emissions-control devices for combustion engines.

5. The next biggest use of platinum in 2010 was jewellery, accounting for 31% of global platinum produced.

For more on the history of platinum, read Anna Ploszaski’s Material of the Month piece here

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Week in brief (13-17 April)

Record-breaking electric motor for aircraft systems

Researchers at Siemens have developed a new type of electric motor that weighs 50kg and delivers 260kw of power – five times more than current comparable drive systems.

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The motor has been specially designed for use in aircraft. It has achieved a record power-to-weight ratio, which means that larger aircraft with take-off weights of up to two tonnes will now be able to use electric drives.

The motor delivers 2,500 revolutions per minute, allowing it to drive propellers directly, without the use of a transmission. ‘This innovation will make it possible to build series hybrid-electric aircraft with four or more seats,’ said Frank Anton, Head of eAircraft at Siemens Corporate Technology.

Siemens will begin flight testing before the end of 2015. In the next step, the researchers will attempt to boost output even further.

To find out more, visit http://bit.ly/1G0byaN

In other news:

·      BP dropped green energy projects worth billions to focus on fossil fuels

·      Cobalt film a clean-fuel find

·      Graphene pushes the speed limit of light-to-electricity conversion

·      Physicist discovers new material for cooling industry

To find out more on materials science, packaging and engineering news, visit our website IOM3 or follow us on Twitter @MaterialsWorld for regular news updates.

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Finding Magic ~ My Saviors


The one feeling that changes everything, everything you knew or thought you knew changes. They say love heals, here’s what I think out of personal experiences.

The last few years have been a little difficult on the love front and all of above mentioned learning is largely due to the drama I have been facing. But none of that matters… if it hadn’t happened I wouldn’t have been half way here. When a person loves you unconditionally, through you deepest and darkest secrets…you learn to look at yourself in good light. Every mystic and philosopher says that in order to reach peace or nirvana it’s most important to love yourself. When someone looks at you like you are magic, everything changes. It heals you in a way that no one else or nothing else can ever change. Once you are in love, you become love. They say that every relationship is a reflection of what you feel it is and when you don’t have any secrets, guilt or unhappiness and you are completely yourself in every minute. As Khalil Gibran said,

“Love has no other desire than to fulfill itself, but if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires; to melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To know the pain of too much tenderness. And to bleed willingly and joyfully. To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving; To rest at noon hour and meditate love’s ecstasy; to return home at eventide with gratitude; And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips.”

Once you find your tribe, life becomes a symphony. No matter what happens don’t settle for life, in just another step you might find them. One of the biggest pleasures in life is being accepted as exactly who you are, with your flaws and beauty. When you meet them, you will know. A cloud will lift, the pretense will disappear and you will become a much lighter version of yourself. Once the heart in full, nothing matters… Whether they are not by your side today, or they moved on or they aren’t in this world anymore or at least not visible. Their vibe stays with you always. It like Magic! I started to believe in Magic… I also felt a lot of different signs coming to me whether they were pure coincidences or fragments of my imagination I am happy today, which I believe is the only thing that matters.

I am sure that people around the world understood different things from the movie Interstellar. What struck me the most was that love in the most powerful force in the world and I have felt it. I am thankful for having felt it, as most people go their entire lives without knowing this immense feeling of happiness and being content. I am glad to have witnessed this Magic.


“You can complain because rose bushes have thorns or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

You know it’s almost like Love taught me to say thanks as well. As I understood more and more about this relationship of mine, the more I said thanks. Slowly it started to almost spread happiness from one part of my body to another and with all the signs that I was being attracted to it helped me elevate a little further. It made me value my other relationships more, my angels – my friends that stood with me through thick and thin without any judgment. It made me give thanks for my family and I understood how lucky I was to have them. I gave thanks for the sea, for the trees… and it started to become synchronicity. Around this time I started to follow Wake Up World. I learnt to not be a pain, even if I was in pain.

As Wayne Dyer said, “I believe when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.“ When you start being grateful you start to become a giver, a giver of joy, strength and love. Live your life in a way where even if you seize to exist tomorrow, you made a difference in your own small way.

Cleaning Your Space

Most of us tend to relate cleaning to a very exterior activity whereas it’s something so different…it clears so much space in your mind. Your mind stays uncluttered when you are in a clean area. Make your zone, your own… create a vision board, personalization of your own sacred space. Make the small collages that you took through dorm rooms; they had more energy than you ever realized.


I believe allowing ventilation in and around the house or your room as one of the most important things to get rid of negativity. Use of certain candles and incense can drastically change the vibe to much more positive one. (For more ideas, please see: 7 Ways to Increase the Good Vibes in Your Home.)

Keeping Busy

Stay busy! Read the books you loved again! Listen to the music you love, works on your painting, walk around town, zone looking at the beautiful trees & the flowers and give thanks for being able to witness such moments…slowdown in life. I learnt from Basher’s wonderful interviews that whenever you are involved in an activity you love where you lose track of time, you start to channel – which is a meditative state. Music – Music has some incredible power to transport you to other times, the songs that you used love will always bring back wonderful vibes. For me it takes me away from everything negative. It is my most loved companion.

Good Foods

As you get a little older, your body very clearly gives you signs on what to eat and what not to eat. I realized that what I eat also affects my day to day vibe quite a bit. On days that you eat a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables you mind remains quite clear and you stay so much more active. Also I understood the complete joy of home cooked food. But I also understood that there is nothing that helps you better on a bad day…. Only one mood fixer which is a jar of nutella!

Tea Loving!

As the eighth century tea master Lu Yu, author of The Classic of Tea” said Tea tempers the spirit and harmonizes the mind, dispels lassitude and relieves fatigue, awakens thought and prevents drowsiness”  Cleansing the insides of your body also makes you much lighter, for me it has been amazing. My day to day strength has increased drastically and it helps me stay calm and keep a lot of clarity in my mind. Apparently an antioxidant found in white, green, oolong and black teas is 100 times as effective as Vitamin C and 25 times as effective as Vitamin E in fighting radicals and protecting healthy cells from damage. Nonetheless, it’s good for you so why not?


The key is to trust your intuition with the types of vibes you feel around. Once you start to trust you intuitions you can feel a negative person in the room or at least in your close surroundings instantly. In fact a few times recently I have been able to sense creepy looking men before they even entered the vicinity. Your inner being is awake and aware you have to trust it. It will also help you gauge the best company, you shouldn’t settle for any lesser.

Enough Sleep

My most favorite cousin introduced me to this beautiful book called “Laws of the spirit world – by Khorshed Bhavnagri.” “For instance – we the spirit souls and you earth souls do meet constantly and almost every day. You will ask how? When you are in deep sleep, people on Earth leave their body and travel up to certain heights to meet their departed loved ones. Only a magnetic cord known as the Silver Cord joins you to your body. This cord will bring you back to your body if you are woken up suddenly. This happens only if you sleep is deep and dreamless. You can only meet the loved ones who love you as well. But there must be mutual love between them. You may meet your loved one for a few minutes or few hours – it depends on your sleep. Have you noticed when you sleep well you feel calm and less miserable than before. Well, the reason is this – you meet you loved ones and they calm you down and provide guidance.”

This really changed me, I literally feel like someone is calling out to me. And the more you sleep, the better you feel as your body heals. Nothing works better than a good sleep.

Clearing Your Mind

Spend at least some time in a day observing complete silence in your mind. Don’t think of anything, stop looking for answers. Osho said “Don’t try to understand life, live it! Don’t try to understand love. Move into love. Then you will know – and all that knowing will come out of experiencing. The more you know, the more you know that much remains to be known.” Don’t spend your life worrying about things that are real only in your mind. When you recognize your thoughts every day and get rid of the bogus ones you will not carry unnecessary baggage from one day to the other.

Helping Others

One of Rumi’s most beautiful quotes is “Be a Lamp, a Lifeboat, a Ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.” What comes in return is not our concern; an Australian Aboriginal proverb says “We are all Visitors to this place. We are just passing through, our purpose is to observe, learn, grow and love and then return home.” When we help others it slowly starts to heal our soul, you learn to get happiness out of their small happiness. Who is rich and famous in this world may be at the lowest realm in the spirit world and a beggar you see on the street maybe from a realm higher than the priest in the church. Help as much as you can to anyone who you think genuinely needs help, and do it from your heart. Giving is a joy only the ones who engage in witness. As you let your own light shine, you unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.


It is said that exercising is the best way to beat depression. While you exercise as you all must know your body releases endorphins which interact with the receptors in your brain that reduce your perception of pain. Endorphins also trigger a positive feeling in the body, similar to that of morphine. For example, the feeling that follows a run or workout is often described as “euphoric.” That feeling, known as a “runner’s high,” is accompanied by a positive and energizing outlook on life. Today, more than 95% of all chronic diseases are caused by food choice, toxic food ingredients, nutritional deficiencies and lack of physical exercise. Stop blaming your schedule and work load for not working out, when you pull out a little time your efficiency will increase by folds.

Spend at least sometime out in the open under through the day and through the night. Walk those few blocks, look at those beautiful trees… look at the stars and the moon on a clear night. It’s all breath taking if you give it sometime. The Moon and stars take you away, for me the moon is my god…I look at it for answers and for its sheer beauty and I am certain of its healing powers.

Please understand that my life situations haven’t changed at all, but I am happy. You don’t have to wait for the happy ending, you can be happy right away… You can be at peace nonetheless. This does not mean sit right here, if you don’t find your true dreams and purposes there will be nothing that would be a driving force. Follow your conscience and intuition, and the journey will be worth it. Today I have an extremely intimate and loving relationship with the Unknown… And there is no feeling more beautiful. J

I wish you all a wonderful life, and on this note sharing a perspective that one of the most adorable and loving angel that I was made to meet shared with me.

“The level of matter in the universe has been constant since the Big Bang.’ In all the aeons we have lost nothing. We have gained nothing – not a speck, not a grain, not a breath. The universe is simply a sealed, twisted kaleidoscope that has reordered itself a trillion trillion trillion times over. Each baby then is a unique collision, a cocktail, a remix – of all that has come before: made from molecules of Napoleon and stardust and comets and whale tooth, colloidal mercury and Cleopatra’s breath: and with the same darkness that is between the stars between, and inside, our own atoms.

“When you know this, you suddenly see the crowded top deck of the bus, in the rain as a miracle: this collection of people is by the way of a starburst constellation. Families are bright, irregular shapes nebulae. Finding a person you love is like galaxies colliding. We are all peculiar, unrepeatable, perambulating micro- universes – we will never be again. Oh God, the sheer exuberant, unlikely fact of our existences. The honor of being alive. They will never be able to make you again. Don’t you dare waste a second thinking something better will happen when it ends. Don’t you dare.” ~ Caitlin Moran

By: Shubhra

Crystal of the Day: Citrine

Appearance: Transparent crystal, may be cloudy

Properties: Citrine is the “stone of prosperity,” attracting wealth and success. It brings happiness and generosity. This stone energizes, invigorates, increases motivation and physical energy, and activates creativity. Citrine dissipates negative energy and promotes an inner calm. Balancing yin and yang, it opens the navel and solar plexus chakras and stimulates the crown chakra. It cleanses the aura and aligns the etheric body with the physical body. Citrine also treats digestive problems, thyroid imbalance, and blood circulation.

Position: Wear on the fingers or at the throat