A dynamical system is called universal if any system with lower entropy can be embedded into it. In this talk, we will discuss universality for $R^d$ flows $(d>1)$ both in ergodic and Borel contexts. We will discuss a specification property that implies universality for $R^d$ flows and provide an example of a tiling dynamical system with this specification property. This is ongoing work with Tom Meyerovitch. This talk is a preliminary report.