“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.