A study published in Science Advances found that certain types of materials have a “memory” of how they were processed, stored, and manipulated. Researchers were then able to use this memory to control how a material ages and to encode specific properties that allow it to perform new functions. This creative approach for designing materials was the result of a collaboration between Penn’s Andrea Liu and Sidney R. Nagel, Nidhi Pashine, and Daniel Hexner from the University of Chicago. (1)
A material which remembers its past.
But can it be another way?
A human who recollects his beginning.
But could he forget it?
A universe which is constantly guided by its first moment.
Could it follow any other path?
The sword is drawn now.
Death is here.
But the sword remembers that it was in the earth once.
And it will go back there.