Archive for June, 2018

All Rosetta Images Are Now Available Online

According to Gizmodo –

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission to the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was one for the ages, providing an unprecedented look at this oddly shaped celestial object. The Rosetta probe captured nearly 100,000 images over the course of its mission, all of which are now freely available to the public in a single Rosetta archive.

Continue reading HERE.

Link to Rosetta Archive HERE.

Meet China’s Monkey Whisperer [video]

New Technique Restores Images of Old Damaged Daguerreotypes

According to TechCrunch –

Daguerreotypes – photos made with a process that used mercury vapors on an iodine-sensitized silvered plate – break down quite easily. The result is a fogged plate that, more often that not, is completely ruined by time and mistreatment. However, researchers at Western University have created a system that uses synchrotrons and “rapid-scanning micro-X-ray fluorescence imaging” to scan the plates for eight hours. The system shot an X-ray 10×10 microns thick at “an energy most sensitive to mercury absorption.” This, in turn, showed the researchers where the mercury is most prevalent, thereby bringing up the image that was lost to damage or decay.

Read more and watch a short video HERE.

Japan’s Famous Black Ramen [video]

Photos of The Week – June 22, 2018

Excellent photos from The Atlantic HERE.

Film From Shortly After The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake [video]

Curious Origins of 16 Common Phrases

This list from MentalFloss has a silver lining. Some may think it is run of the mill, but I enjoyed the whole shebang.

Go to the list.

Yoyoka , 8 Year Old Drummer – Hit Like A Girl Contest 2018 [video]

Nauru, The Richest Island In The 1970s, Lost It All [video]

Photos of The Week – 6/15/18

Flipboard published a few excellent photos HERE.

‘Red Gold’ From Hungary [video]

Activated Charcoal Should Be Avoided

According to Popular Science –

On her Goop website, Gwyneth Paltrow claimed that charcoal lemonade was one of the “best juice cleansers”. That was in 2014. Today, charcoal products—from croissants to capsules—are everywhere. Even high street coffee chains have taken to selling charcoal “shots”. Some vendors of these products claim that activated charcoal can boost your energy, brighten your skin and reduce wind and bloating. The main claim, though, is that these products can detoxify your body.

Continue reading HERE.


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