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The Calligrapher's Golden Touch

The Calligrapher's Golden Touch

When I was in LA this weekend and noticed that the Getty was showing a new illuminated manuscript exhibit, I had to check it out. The only work in the exhibit that wasn't centuries old belonged to San Francisco master calligrapher Thomas Ingmire.

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Everything is Illuminated, All the Time

Everything is Illuminated, All the Time

The world is not as dark as it used to be. Light pollution can come directly from light bulbs, or it can bounce off of dust and water droplets in the air, creating a bright haze called skyglow. But there are ways to dim the lights and reduce their effects—and save energy in the process.

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New Nanoparticles Shed Light on Cell Behavior

New Nanoparticles Shed Light on Cell Behavior

Happily, while Michael Crichton's nanoparticles coordinate an attack on a your vital organs, these new bright, stable particles behave more like benign light bulbs in your cells.

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