In diretta con il Circolo Polare Artico al Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo Da Vinci • in occasione dei 90 anni della missione al Polo Nord @museoscienza ospita la conferenza “La spedizione del dirigibile Italia e la ricerca scientifica in Artico” • #Artic#Science#Must#SigmaVision#audio#video
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Vantablack 2.0 is so black it flattens reality. Developed by the UK-based company Surrey Nanosystems, it is made of a forest of evenly spaced carbon nanotubes that bounce photons of light between them, eventually absorbing 99.96 per cent. This removes the subtle differences in the scattering of light that give us a perception of depth. So even a crinkled foil covered with this shadiest of shades looks pancake-flat.
The second picture shows two bronze masks in BBC reporter Marty Jopson’s likeness. They're identical, save for the fact that the one on the left has been coated with a spray version of Vantablack. Vantablack S-VIS, as it's known, absorbs 99.8 per cent of photons, making the mask seem to disappear.
Read more about nine remarkable dyes that shaped human history at bit.ly/ancient-colours (link in bio)
Credits: Vantablack 2.0 picture by Pascale Georgiev; 2nd image courtesy of Surrey NanoSystems 2017
The 8th ammendment greatly hinders rape victims, and those who have been given the news of a fatal fetal abnormality to name a few.
My Ireland brethren, vote 'yes' to repeal the 8th. Do it for the ladies. ❤ #RepealTheEighth
Thank you for venturing forth to my show today.
One of my favorite treats of performing at @elderberriescafe is their selection of books. Little books, big books, old and new. They adorn the shelves surounding the stage, placed lovingly atop the upright piano, and sing all about the cafe. Yes, I think books can sing. I'm weird like that. The musk of wood and aged parchment permeate the room as a choir might fill a stage; it is one of my favorite smells.
Post performance, I picked up a companion, 'Bedside Book of Famous French Stories', edited by Belle Becker and Robert N. Linscott. The page edges are soothingly aged, and though I have only just begun reading, the translation thus far is phonetically resounding. I like the way words are used rhythmically, how they sound together like "ruddy" and "bodice". Beautiful windows into little moments more meaningful to me than all the riches of time's entirety.
I will continue reading at my Tuesday gig. Little moments.
Hollywoo, thank you for fancifully prancin' on over to the @harvardandstone tonight, and thank you @charlieclarkmusic for all the amazing wizardry that you do to put together a rocklicious show. Mighty fine shindig indeed.
Dry ice and a mixture of magnesium+diethyl ether+ bromobenzene react in a test tube to create a crude benzoic acid product. That gets purified, recyrstallized, and vacuumed for collection! #ochem#video#CH337#science#organicchem
I’m missing these guys, unfortunately this is a migrant I’m familiar with in #CostaRica, but not in the United States as much. I guess I’m gonna have to travel south to see this magnificent species. Painted Buntings are also suffering declines, cowbirds commonly parasitize their nests and on the wintering grounds they are kept as caged birds.