Thought for the month

“You know," said Arthur, "it's at times like this, when I'm trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse, and about to die of asphyxiation in deep space that I really wish I'd listened to what my mother told me when I was young." "Why, what did she tell you?" "I don't know, I didn't listen.” From The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams, Author (1952-2001)

Thursday, 18 October 2012

'Flowers in a blue vase'

ESRF have used synchrotron radiation to identify the degradation mechanism between Van Gogh's original cadmium yellow paint and later added protective varnish on his 'Flowers in a blue vase' painting.

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