nypl:

Toilers in the Westinghouse Lamp Division Research Department perform the firsts tests on “the largest mercury vapor lamp ever built” in this photo from our 1939-40 World’s Fair collection.
More than 60 years later, some similar research and development went on right in our own Science, Industry and Business Library, when Ground-Lab co-founder, Justin Downs, was developing another record-breaking lamp. 
While we’re sure his work is just as brilliant, if not more, than that in the photo above… we can’t be sure that his goggles were quite as awesome.
Go behind the scenes of his work in this week’s Check Out, our Huffington Post Column.

nypl:

Toilers in the Westinghouse Lamp Division Research Department perform the firsts tests on “the largest mercury vapor lamp ever built” in this photo from our 1939-40 World’s Fair collection.

More than 60 years later, some similar research and development went on right in our own Science, Industry and Business Library, when Ground-Lab co-founder, Justin Downs, was developing another record-breaking lamp. 

While we’re sure his work is just as brilliant, if not more, than that in the photo above… we can’t be sure that his goggles were quite as awesome.

Go behind the scenes of his work in this week’s Check Out, our Huffington Post Column.

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Explorer VI First Satellite Photo of the Earth.

#WhyItMustBeAbstract

Explorer VI First Satellite Photo of the Earth.

#WhyItMustBeAbstract

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Peepers/Driving

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mikots:

trio improvising in a giant church  

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BieberModem  #BieberModem

These guys are awesome they should be slowing down more stuff.  Like sprinklers and mailbox hinges.  Pop corn would be good.  And like a room full of folding chairs.

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Bieber sounds a little like Sigur Ros

#BieberSublime  #BieberScandinavian

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,                             we are having          the pleasure        
of being                  slowly                           nowhere.                 If anybody
is sleepy                  ,                             let him go to sleep        .

#JohnCage #InABell #LectureOnNothing

,                             we are having          the pleasure        

of being                  slowly                           nowhere.                 If anybody

is sleepy                  ,                             let him go to sleep        .

#JohnCage #InABell #LectureOnNothing

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Bobbie Womack “California Dreaming”

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