Inspired by the story of Antaeus, the ancient giant-god of Greek mythology who was rendered powerless only by breaking contact with the earth, this journal welcomes to its pages those researching technological solutions that promise sustainability in the long term. Pro-nature and pro-environment in its fundamental orientation, this journal is committed to providing a première-quality space for research and review articles dealing with such phenomena as thermodynamic reversibility, negative entropy, direct applications of solar and wind energy, direct-use fuel cell, and any other approaches whose essence is profoundly innovative, economically attractive, environmentally appealing, and socially responsible.
Even though claims have been to emulate nature, no modern technology truly emulates the science of nature. It has been quite the opposite: observations of nature have rarely been translated into pro-nature technology development. Today, some of the most important technological breakthroughs have been mere manifestations of the linearization of nature science: nature linearized by focusing only on its external features. Today, computers process information exactly opposite to how the human brain does. Turbines produce electrical energy while polluting the environment beyond repair even as electric eels produce much higher-intensity electricity while cleaning the environment. Batteries store very little electricity while producing very toxic spent materials. Synthetic plastic materials look like natural plastic, yet their syntheses follow an exactly opposite path. Furthermore, synthetic plastics do not have a single positive impact on the environment, whereas natural plastic materials do not have a single negative impact. In medical science, every promise made at the onset of commercialization proven to be opposite what actually happened: witness Prozac, Vioxx, Viagra, etc. Nature, on the other hand, did not allow a single product to impact the long-term negatively. Even the deadliest venom (e.g., cobra, Poisoned arrow tree frog) has numerous beneficial effects in the long-term. This catalogue carries on in all directions: microwave cooking, fluorescent lighting, nuclear energy, cellular phones, refrigeration cycles to combustion cycles. In essence, nature continues to improve matters in its quality, as modern technologies continue to degrade the same into baser qualities.
Nature thrives on diversity and flexibility, gaining strength from heterogeneity, whereas the quest for homogeneity seems to motivate much of modern engineering. Nature is non-linear and inherently promotes multiplicity of solutions. Modern applied science, however, continues to define problems as linearly as possible, promoting “single”-ness of solution, while particularly avoiding non-linear problems. Nature is inherently sustainable and promotes zero-waste, both in mass and energy. Engineering solutions today start with a “safety factor” while promoting an obsession with excess (hence, waste). Nature is truly transient, never showing any exact repeatability or steady state. Engineering today is obsessed with standards and replicability, always seeking “steady-state” solutions.
There are thousands of science and engineering journals but this is the only journal promoting the approach that breaks out of the traditional path of linearizing natural phenomena and accepting research that is inherently pro-nature. This journal offers the best hope of finally emulating nature rather than deviating from it.
Innovations in the following topic will be reported.
- Thermodynamics of nature
- Nature physics and chemistry
- Nature computation
- Natural neural network and brain science
- Nature-based expert systems
- Natural separation (gas-gas, liquid-liquid) processes
- Science of biofuel
- Natural polymers and bioplastics
- Natural materials for corrosion protection
- Natural materials for separation processes
- Non-linear mathematics
- Mathematics of natural phenomena
- Mathematics of zero and infinity
- Theory of chaos and nature
- Inherently transient energy, mass, and momentum equations
- Thermodynamics of extreme heat and mass transfer phenomena
- Inherently sustainable energy solutions and zero-waste living
- Direct solar energy use
- Solar energy in cold climates
- Refrigeration with solar energy
- Photo-enhancement of solar radiation
- High-efficiency solar applications
- Natural building and construction materials
- Material property alterations with solar radiation
- Bioremediation with solar radiation
- High-efficiency wind energy
- Wind energy in extreme climates
- Novel storage methods of energy
- Energy generation from waste materials
- Low-cost fuel cells
- High-efficiency hydrogen generation
- Science of natural materials
- Insulation with natural materials
- High-efficiency electricity generation