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Roman Nanotechnology

Stumbled onto a very nice piece on the Smithsonian website today about the Lycurgus Cup, a famous artifact¬†currently held by the British Museum. The cup is believed to have been manufactured in Late Antiquity, around the 4th century, by a … Continue reading

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The Eerie Art of Thomas Kuntz

I am constantly fascinated by the Art and Science of the past, and I am particularly interested in the strange and beautiful gadgetry of earlier times. Automata are especially¬†impressive, from any era, because they always combine the arts of sculpture … Continue reading

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The Sea Organ

Filed under “beautiful and strange”, the photo above is an image of the Sea Organ in Croatia, an architectural wonder which allows the tidal rhythms of the Adriatic Sea to create music. Carved into the steps of this 230-foot long … Continue reading

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Bird Sounds Visualized

A beautiful experiment featuring recorded bird calls, which are then fed into a computer which transforms them into particle effects. The resulting explosions of light, shape, and color are as startling and lovely as a wild bird that suddenly lands … Continue reading

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