The Chinese landscape painter ZHANG BU was born in 1934. He started as a newspaper editor and became, over the years, one of the best known painters of this genre.
This fractal pattern is actually a guide to shaping laser pulses.
Each pixel in this image represents one possible laser pulse shape (the arrival time of the frequencies in a broadband laser pulse). The pixel’s color indicates how good that particular pulse shape should be at controlling a particular nonlinear optical process in a material it hits, with red being the best and blue being the worst. By making simulations that produce images like these, we can look for patterns that tell us what kinds of pulse shapes are generally the best.
Can healthy soil fix our planet?
In ‘The Soil Will Save Us,’ author Kristin Ohlson explores the potential for reversing global warming through soil conservation.
Boris Zvorykin - Illustration to “The Tale of the Dead Princess and Seven Knights” by Alexander Pushkin, 1890th
That’s good example of so-called “russian style”, that was created in the end of the 19th century. Well, not created - reconstructed.
Zvorykin was the first one who introduced medieval and traditional Russian painting to the modern art.
Nobody should be surprised by this, but they will be.
Tipu’s Tiger, a life-size, working mechanical organ. That happens to be shaped like a tiger eating a man. When cranked, you can hear the tiger growling happily as the man wails in agony. The tiger automaton was made for Tipu Sultan, ruler of Mysore in South India from 1782-1799.