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Simon Norfolk is a landscape photographer whose work over the past fifteen years has been themed around a probing and stretching of the meaning of the word 'battlefield' in all its forms.

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Crust of the Earth as it Relates to Zoology,

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erikkwakkel: “ Books as hardware These odd-looking medieval books share one peculiarity: they were all made into interactive objects because actual turning discs were attached to the page, usually.

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Tibetan medicine, body, and balance exhibit

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Volvelles (think "early analog computers made of rotating paper parts") most often were found in books on astronomy (the volvelle depicted below is from Astronomicum Caesareum by Petrus Apianus, 1540):

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Volvelles (think "early analog computers made of rotating paper parts") most often were found in books on astronomy (the volvelle depicted is from Astronomicum Caesareum by Petrus Apianus,

Volvelle astronomique Monastère de San Zeno, Vérone, 1455 ©SamFoggLtd Cet instrument était accroché sur l’un des murs du cloître de San Zeno, jouant le rôle d’horloge mêlant astronomie et religion. Cet objet témoigne de la sensibilité médiévale du temps, où l’on choisit les dates des fêtes comme Pâques selon le cycle de la lune. C’est un objet d’exception, créé pour un monastère où l’enseignement de l’astronomie était particulièrement renommé.

Volvelle astronomique Monastère de San Zeno, Vérone, 1455 ©SamFoggLtd Cet instrument était accroché sur l’un des murs du cloître de San Zeno, jouant le rôle d’horloge mêlant astronomie et religion. Cet objet témoigne de la sensibilité médiévale du temps, où l’on choisit les dates des fêtes comme Pâques selon le cycle de la lune. C’est un objet d’exception, créé pour un monastère où l’enseignement de l’astronomie était particulièrement renommé.

Is Our Universe Supersymmetric? Scientists hope the rebooted Large Hadron Collider could find supersymmetric particles—the next frontier of particle physics. If scientists could identify a single superparticle, they could be on track for a more complete theory of particle physics that accounts for strange inconsistencies between existing knowledge & observable phenomena.

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Diatoms have cell walls called frustules that contain opaline silica and fine pores. The tiny pores in the frustules make them a useful filtering material for a wide range of industrial products, including beer and jet fuel.

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Diatom: Diatom, any of about species of unicellular algae in the class Bacillariophyceae.

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Art Of Diatom Algae (from Ernst Haeckel) Poster by Mehau Kulyk

Close up of the Lunar volvelle from an astronomical Compendium by Tobias Volkmer, 1645. The Compendia,  instruments that carry numerous devices for telling the time and performing astronomical calculations, were made in the German lands in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. They are often beautifully engraved in gilt brass. Typically such compendia carry a sundial, various lunar and solar volvelles, a compass, tables of latitude, and a perpetual calendar.

Closeup of the lunar volvelle from a compendium by Tobias Volkmer dated The disc is set to the correct date, and the moon's phase is shown. Image © the Whipple Museum

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The “Emperor’s Astronomy” (Petrus Apianus, 1495-1552) is one of the great masterpieces of sixteenth-century printing, and also one of the top-ten in my personal digital collection. I found the codex a couple of months ago, when I was looking for “volvelles” (or wheel chart, which is a paper slide chart with rotating parts used mainly in ancient astronomy treatises, introduced by Persian astronomer Abu Rayhan Biruni).

~ The “Emperor’s Astronomy” (Petrus Apianus, sixteenth-century printing ; volvelles, or wheel chart, is a paper slide chart with rotating parts used mainly in ancient astronomy treatises, introduced by Persian astronomer Abu Rayhan Biruni.

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Geomancy Cogwheel. Oxford, Bodleian Library, Digby MS 46 (15th century)

Medieval book with actual turning discs attached to the page. Particularly intriguing is the set of cogwheels embedded in the bookbinding, which picked a random number used for a method of divination.

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