Daily Archives: April 22, 2012

How a book about fish nearly sank Isaac Newton’s Principia

Poor sales of lavishly illustrated book forced Royal Society to go back on promise to finance publication of Newton‘s Principia It was a salutary lesson for the Royal Society and made clear that the formidable intelligence of its scientific membership was … Continue reading

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Light bulb with 20-year life unveiled

A prize-winning, super energy saving LED bulb from Dutch electronics giant Philips, said to last over 20 years, went on sale online and in stores Sunday to coincide with Earth Day. The bulb that won the 2011 US Department of Energy’s … Continue reading

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Acoustic wind pavilion

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Aeolus, a fascinating acoustic wind sculpture made by prolific Bristol artist Luke Jerram, is as much a feast for the ears as it is for the eyes. Named after the mythical Greek ruler of the four winds and built in … Continue reading

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Physicists turn to Maxwell for self-bending light

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Can light self-bend into an arc? Can shape-preserving optical beams truly bend along a circular path? A confident answer emerged in this week’s Physical Review Letters. Researchers at Israel’s Technion reported their findings, saying that solutions to Maxwell’s equations suggest … Continue reading

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Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein (October 27, 1923 – September 29, 1997) was a prominent American pop artist. During the 1960s, his paintings were exhibited at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York City and along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, James Rosenquist and others he became a leading figure in … Continue reading

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