‘Digital Alchemists’ Design New Materials
Serge Nakhmanson, a former scientist with the Argonne National Laboratory, is a “digital alchemist” who specializes in the computer-based design and discovery of advanced multifunctional materials.
Nakhmanson spends countless hours in his research lab painstakingly tweaking the identities of individual atoms and altering their chemical bindings in an attempt to assemble new material templates that have superior physical or chemical behaviors. Those virtual materials may exhibit enhanced electrical conductivity or mechanical toughness. Or, in some cases, an entirely new material may be created that performs differently from anything else known to exist.
Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/01/%E2%80%98digital-alchemists%E2%80%99-design-new-materials
"Falling in love is a process of developing attachment, which happens when oxytocin floods the brain"
— Alan Hirsch
Some other facts about Josephine Baker (Freda Josephine McDonald)
- She first married at the age of 13
- She danced alongside Ethel Waters at the Plantation Club in New York City
- She tried to bring her career to America in 1936 but the racism forced her back to France
- She was a member of the Free French forces during WWII
- She also worked for the French Resistance during WWII. She smuggled messages in her underwear and music sheets.
- She was awarded the Croix de Guerre and the Legion of Honour for her work with the French military
- She was married 4 times
- She adopted 12 children from around the world
- She attended the March on Washington and was one of the speaker’s
- In 1973 she finally got to perform at Carnegie Hall in NYC
- Princess Grace of Monaco was a friend of Josephine Baker
- Josephine Baker died in her sleep of a cerebral hemorrhage on April 12, 1975 at the age of 69
- Over 20,000 people attended her funeral procession in Paris
- May 20th is Josephine Baker Day as declared by the NAACP because of her Civil Rights work
"Fiend Without a Face"
These little buggers scared the hell out of me when I was a little kid. I used to imagine them crawling all over this big dead tree that stood outside my playroom window.