Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Nerd Alert!

Physicists capture first images of atomic spin...

"The researchers used a custom-built microscope with an iron-coated tip to manipulate cobalt atoms on a plate of manganese. Through scanning tunneling microscopy, the team repositioned individual cobalt atoms on a surface that changed the direction of the electrons' spin. Images captured by the scientists showed that the atoms appeared as a single protrusion if the spin direction was upward, and as double protrusions with equal heights when the spin direction was downward."

Slobber over each syllable here.

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TS

Lick a Vermeer...

RIP Robert Natkin...

"... a 'worked-over look that suggests that the painting has been traversed over and over by a very small truck that has just had its tires retreaded ...'"



(Natkin's Martin Luther King, from 1998.)

Read the Times obit here.

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TS

Necessary Adjustments: Day Twenty-Eight

Hello Again,

Take the Rolex from the counter and wind yourselves back to tomorrow...

Necessary Adjustments #28:

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Hymnen (adjusted) (1966)



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Lindsay would agree if she were able,

TS