Tuesday, January 09, 2007


Two links to help you delay until Wednesday what you could otherwise do today.

Andrew Borelli sent me an excellent link to the work of S. M. Prokudin-Gorsky, who was one of the earliest practitioners of color photography. The photographs are spectacular, most of them were taken from 1905-1015, and you can see them here.

Please note that there are multiple sets of photographs available from that main link--you can see links above the photographs that lead to different sets. There's also an interesting history of three-color photography available here.

And if you just want to see a few remarkable photographs without looking through them all, go here, here, here, or here.

Here's an interesting link from Sirius titled "The Stuff of Dreams." It includes information and videos about dilatants (fluids that get more solid than stressed), auxetic materials (materials that get thicker when stretched), superfluids (they flow without friction), ferrofluids (magnetic fluids), and dry ice. You can see it all here.

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