Mme Scherzo

Unvarnished language hath charms to vex the modern man most sorely.
poboh:

A Hall in Borgfeld, Hans Olde. Germany (1855 - 1917)

poboh:

A Hall in Borgfeld, Hans Olde. Germany (1855 - 1917)

thenewenlightenmentage:

Force Needed to Measure Gravitational Waves Detected for 1st Time —“Small as One Thousandth the Diameter of a Proton”
If you want to confirm the existence of gravitational waves, space-time ripples predicted by Albert Einstein in his theory of general relativity, or want to determine to what extent the law of gravity on the macroscopic scale, as described by Sir Isaac Newton, continues to apply at the microscopic scale, you need to detect and measure forces and motions that are almost incomprehensively tiny. For example, at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), scientists are attempting to record motions as small as one thousandth the diameter of a proton.
This week, what is believed to be the smallest force ever measured has been detected by researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley. Using a combination of lasers and a unique optical trapping system that provides a cloud of ultracold atoms, the researchers measured a force of approximately 42 yoctonewtons. A yoctonewton is one septillionth of a newton and there are approximately 3 x 1023 yoctonewtons in one ounce of force.
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thenewenlightenmentage:

Force Needed to Measure Gravitational Waves Detected for 1st Time —“Small as One Thousandth the Diameter of a Proton”

If you want to confirm the existence of gravitational waves, space-time ripples predicted by Albert Einstein in his theory of general relativity, or want to determine to what extent the law of gravity on the macroscopic scale, as described by Sir Isaac Newton, continues to apply at the microscopic scale, you need to detect and measure forces and motions that are almost incomprehensively tiny. For example, at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), scientists are attempting to record motions as small as one thousandth the diameter of a proton.

This week, what is believed to be the smallest force ever measured has been detected by researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley. Using a combination of lasers and a unique optical trapping system that provides a cloud of ultracold atoms, the researchers measured a force of approximately 42 yoctonewtons. A yoctonewton is one septillionth of a newton and there are approximately 3 x 1023 yoctonewtons in one ounce of force.

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moma:

"Her world may be limited physically but by no means spiritually."
- Andrew Wyeth, born today in 1917. 
[Andrew Wyeth. Christina’s World. 1948.]

moma:

"Her world may be limited physically but by no means spiritually."

- Andrew Wyeth, born today in 1917. 

[Andrew Wyeth. Christina’s World. 1948.]

renaissance-art:

Pieter van Aelst c. 1518

God the Father with the Four Signs of the Apocalypse (details)

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pixurz-hearts-red:

~ Super Moon - July 12th, 2014 ~

pixurz-hearts-red:

~ Super Moon - July 12th, 2014 ~

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It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.

St. Augustine (via confessionsofsomeoneanonymous)

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zeilfoto:

Palau Siren in het blauw
De Palau Siren is een schip uit de vloot van Sirenfleet. De veertig meter lange zeilboot is een zusterschip van de Philippe Siren en de Indo Siren.

zeilfoto:

Palau Siren in het blauw

De Palau Siren is een schip uit de vloot van Sirenfleet. De veertig meter lange zeilboot is een zusterschip van de Philippe Siren en de Indo Siren.

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colin-vian:

  Justyna Kopania

colin-vian:

  Justyna Kopania

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masterrobyd:

Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing

…Eh pure qui, a 5,18 la chitarra ti porta proprio via eh….’

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gregorycolbert:

Still off the grid exploring the music of nature.This is day two hundred and thirty.

gregorycolbert:

Still off the grid exploring the music of nature.

This is day two hundred and thirty.

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laclefdescoeurs:

An Old Bearded Man holding a Staff, Flemish School, 17th Century

laclefdescoeurs:

An Old Bearded Man holding a Staff, Flemish School, 17th Century


doc martens pascal boot (the classic eight-eye) now comes in a reproduction of the right panel of heironymus bosch’s garden of earthly delights 

doc martens pascal boot (the classic eight-eye) now comes in a reproduction of the right panel of heironymus bosch’s garden of earthly delights 

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