When an artist tells you to hang his paintings in a certain place and to keep the window shades closed it's not always because he's a fussy ass. If for example, he mixes his own paints from egg whites and other exotic materials, keeping the paintings in the shade will protect them from irreversible light damage as is the sad case with Rothko's Harvard Murals. But the folks at MIT came up with a way to digitally restore them.
|Fordite isn't a stone. It's layers upon layers of automotive paint from the racks that held auto bodies in the paint shop. You can see examples of what can be done with Fordite at Urban Relic Design. But be warned. You can't get Fordite anymore so most (all?) of the items are sold out.|
For a less worrisome space-related post, here's an on-board video from the Arianspace Soyuz VS07 launch.
|The periodic table of chilli peppers.|
Ten books every entrepreneur should read. 1 out of 10 isn't bad, right? And I'm beginning to think the word entrepreneur has achieved over-use.
Are you interested in seeing scans of the original prospectus used by Walt Disney to pitch the idea of Disneyland?
|I'm not a huge fan of ice cream but if this truly is an example of a Danish ice cream cone, sign me up. "O, that this too too solid confection would melt,|
Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew."
Believe it or not, fish communicate by farting. Herring produce what science calls Fast Repetitive Tick Sounds (FRTS) by blowing air out of their anus. You cannot make this stuff up.
...with knowledge doubt increases. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe