“A small breeze delivered a wisp of dust and grass in the otherwise clean smelling air. It was almost as if something was responding to his discovery. Mark carefully examined his slightly shaking hand and realized he was unsure of what might be here that he cannot see while in a waking state.”_Spidersilk the novel
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
In Spidersilk the novel, the characters travel between dimensions into similar worlds. Although scientist in our own world are barely scratching the surface when it comes to dimensions and alternative universe, they have recently discovered a planet incredibly similar to our own from a distance. Could this planet share some of the same aspect of our own? For more on this awesome discovery, check out this article:
Friday, July 24, 2015
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Recently, it was announced that a new component that will replace skin grafting was finalized. This procedure will ensure the injured get the skin they need without having to use their actual skin. So, how are they accomplishing this feat? Spider silk, of course! The process was recently approved by the FDA and will soon be used across the world to make injuries less permanent.
For more on this technique, check out this link:
Friday, July 17, 2015
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
In Spidersilk the novel, most of the characters have a connection to something from our own world, or from legends that many grew up hearing. Kara, for instance, plays a rather small part in the book. However, while browsing around I was able to dig up some information about a Norse legend. According to myth, there was Valkyrie named Kara who was known as the stormy one. This could explain Kara’s sassy attitude. Another interesting tid bit about this Valkyrie, is she was often seen in the form of the crow. Although in the novel, Kara has no connection with the Valkyrie legends, the shared name is rather interesting.
For more on Kara, the Valyrie, check out this link:
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
In Spidersilk the novel, Mark, the main character, meets up with his friend Rae Osira. Eventually, Rae is kidnapped by the intruders. The name Osira is connected to another incredible story though. In the world of DC comics, Osira was actually from another planet, much like the intruders Mark battles. She also attempted to control the world in order to bring peace. This can also relate to the intruders need to get rid of technology for the greater good. Although the character Rae may not actually be inspired by Osira, it is still an interesting out of the box connection.
For more on Osira, check out this link: