Watch this liquid boil and freeze at the same time! It’s not magic, these folks just dropped the pressure and temperature to the perfect place to hit the substance’s triple point, that magical nexus on the phase diagram where solid, liquid, and vapor coexist.
The liquid above is almost certainly not pure water (those crystals look a little funny), but here’s water’s phase diagram, complete with triple point and its various ice phases. Yes, even that one.
(via Mental Floss)
Mozart died while writing a requiem for someone else. Other composers have attempted to complete the work but none could ever truly capture Mozart’s genius. Georg Friedrich Haas has written seven soundscapes that frame the unfinished fragments of the requiem in such a way that the audience can hear the pain, fear, and anxiety of a poor, sick and dying man trying to finish his art before he passes. When performing the mozart the choir and the orchestra perform only those things that were written by mozart himself allowing the sounscapes to occupy the remaining space brining the audience from the beauty and serenity of Mozart’s perfectly balanced tones with the harsh and clear polyrhythms of true human emotion in our darkest hour.
On April 25th the Cornell University Glee Club and Chorus will performing the profound piece featuring the Argento Chamber Ensemble under the conduction of Michel Galante. If you are a Cornell student or will be in the ithaca area I highly recommend attending this truly unique concert of fine art.
The Cornell University Chorus and Glee Club are very pleased to announce their collaboration with the celebrated Argento Chamber Ensemble, and its conductor Michel Galante, in presenting a uniquely dramatic performance of the fragments of Mozart’s unfinished Requiem, along with seven soundspaces by contemporary Austrian composer Georg Friedrich Haas. Unlike traditional performances of the Requiem, this version makes no attempt to ‘complete’ the work… rather, the music is presented exactly as Mozart left it on his deathbed. Haas’s soundspaces, which frame each fragment, use texts drawn from Mozart’s correspondence in the last months of his life. The juxtaposition of Haas’s bracing contemporary sounds and rhythms with Mozart’s elegant classical writing sets off both styles brilliantly.
Time and Place:
8pm on April 25th in Bailey Hall, Ithaca NY
5$ for students
- 20$ for adults
This was meant to be a quick warm up, but it turned into a comic that I’ve wanted to draw for a while. This is something that is extremely important to me, and I appreciate it if you read it.
A while ago, I heard a story that broke my heart. A family went a cat shelter to adopt. The daughter fell in love with a 3-legged cat. The father straight up said “absolutely not”. Because he was missing a leg. That cat was that close to having a family that loved him, but the missing leg held him back. Why?!
Many people have the initial instinct of “nope” when they see an imperfect animal. I get it, but less-adoptable does NOT mean less loveable. 9 out of 10 people will choose a kitten over an adult cat. And those 10% that would get an adult cat often overlook “different” animals.
All I want people to do is be open to the idea of having a “different” pet in their lives. Choose the pet that you fall in love with, but at least give all of them a fair shot at winning your heart.
Don’t dismiss them, they deserve a loving home just as much as any other cat. They still purr, they still love a warm lap, they still play, they still love you. Trust me, next time you are in the market for a new kitty, just go over to that one cat that’s missing an eye and see what he’s all about!the same about dogs
Teen Wolf has hurt me in a way that I was not prepared for
'A Californian congressmen has just introduced a law to make it illegal to keep orcas in captivity. This could change everything — but SeaWorld is already mounting a vicious campaign to defeat this congressman's brave move. We need to tell the State of California that the public won't accept SeaWorld's imprisonment of orcas any longer.'
Enact the Orca Welfare and Safety Act to make it illegal to hold orcas in captivity for performance or entertainment purposessign this petition