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23. Sometimes a law student.

 

art-of-swords:

Yatagan Sword

  • Dated: 1820
  • Culture: Ottoman
  • Medium: steel, silver, wood
  • Measurements: overall length: 68.5 cm; blade length: 51.5 cm

The Turkish sword comes with a steel blade, with a simple edge, ornamented with a Qur’anic sentence on one side, and a floral arabesque on the other. Both sides are engraved in inlaid silver. The wooden hilt in the characteristic shape with “ears” has silver appliqués in the center, which are carried through the upper section of the blade.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Caravana Collection

art-of-swords:

Rare Indian Knuckleduster

  • Dated: beginning of the 19th century
  • Measurements: overall length 43.6 cm

Wrought entirely of steel and heavily silvered overall, the knuckleduster comprising seven spheres on each side of the cylindrical grip. It is protected by a semicircular guard from which springs a quadrangular thrusting blade.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Auction Flex

feministsongs:

Dance apocalyptic | listen

50 upbeat songs that won’t hurt your feminist ears, all by female artists.
Little Mix - Salute | Icona Pop - I Love It | 2NE1 - I’m The Best | Janelle Monáe - Dance Apocalyptic | Ke$ha - Warrior | Marina and the Diamonds - Primadonna Girl | Robyn - Call Your Girlfriend | Elizabeth Gillies + Victoria Justice - Take A Hint | Tove Styrke - White Light Moment | Nicki Minaj - I’m The Best | Fifth Harmony - Me And My Girls | I Blame Coco - In Spirit Golden | Loreen - Euphoria | Selena Gomez - Who Says | Ke$ha - C’mon | M.I.A. - Bad Girls | Beyoncé - Run The World (Girls) | Miss A - I Don’t Need A Man | Daisy Dares You - Rosie | Girl’s Day - Female President | Bridgit Mendler - Postcard | Rita Ora - Shine Ya | Marina and the Diamonds - Sex Yeah | P!nk - U + Ur Hand | Sophie Ellis-Bextor - If I Can’t Dance | Christina Aguilera - You Body | Charli XCX - Take My Hand | 2NE1 - Can’t Nobody | Little Jackie - The World Should Revolve Around Me | The Veronicas - Untouched | Natalia Kills - Problem | Little Mix - Wings | Demi Lovato - Something That We’re Not | Tegan and Sara - Closer | Krewella - Enjoy The Ride | Icona Pop - Girlfriend | Girls’ Generation - Galaxy Supernova | Janelle Monáe - Tightrope | Marina and the Diamonds - Bubblegum Bitch | Nicki Minaj - Wave Ya Hand | Ke$ha - Animal | Stella Mwangi - Haba Haba | Robyn - Hang With Me | Sky Ferreira - Lost In My Bedroom | Natalia Kills - Television | P!nk - So What | M.I.A. - Paper Planes | Lily Allen - Fuck You | Ellie Goulding - Anything Could Happen | Fifth Harmony - Miss Movin’ On

feministsongs:

Dance apocalyptic listen

50 upbeat songs that won’t hurt your feminist ears, all by female artists.

Little Mix - Salute | Icona Pop - I Love It | 2NE1 - I’m The Best | Janelle Monáe - Dance Apocalyptic | Ke$ha - Warrior | Marina and the Diamonds - Primadonna Girl | Robyn - Call Your Girlfriend | Elizabeth Gillies + Victoria Justice - Take A Hint | Tove Styrke - White Light Moment | Nicki Minaj - I’m The Best | Fifth Harmony - Me And My Girls | I Blame Coco - In Spirit Golden | Loreen - Euphoria | Selena Gomez - Who Says | Ke$ha - C’mon | M.I.A. - Bad Girls | Beyoncé - Run The World (Girls) | Miss A - I Don’t Need A Man | Daisy Dares You - Rosie | Girl’s Day - Female President | Bridgit Mendler - Postcard | Rita Ora - Shine Ya | Marina and the Diamonds - Sex Yeah | P!nk - U + Ur Hand | Sophie Ellis-Bextor - If I Can’t Dance | Christina Aguilera - You Body | Charli XCX - Take My Hand | 2NE1 - Can’t Nobody | Little Jackie - The World Should Revolve Around Me | The Veronicas - Untouched | Natalia Kills - Problem | Little Mix - Wings | Demi Lovato - Something That We’re Not | Tegan and Sara - Closer | Krewella - Enjoy The Ride | Icona Pop - Girlfriend | Girls’ Generation - Galaxy Supernova | Janelle Monáe - Tightrope | Marina and the Diamonds - Bubblegum Bitch | Nicki Minaj - Wave Ya Hand | Ke$ha - Animal | Stella Mwangi - Haba Haba | Robyn - Hang With Me | Sky Ferreira - Lost In My Bedroom | Natalia Kills - Television | P!nk - So What | M.I.A. - Paper Planes | Lily Allen - Fuck You | Ellie Goulding - Anything Could Happen | Fifth Harmony - Miss Movin’ On

artandsciencejournal:

George Thomson’s Fractal Art


To most people, numbers on a page and mathematic equations can evoke anxiety and headache or induce calmness and comfort. To very few, however, do algorithms and geometry equate to a detailed and beautiful beginning to art. George Thomson is a 23 year-old student from the United Kingdom who takes great pride and spends countless hours producing art from numbers, or fractal art. George says that for him the images produced by the numerous calculations required represent the beauty and wonders of the universe.

Due to the size produced, the fractal art pieces he creates are perfect for replication as canvas prints. Each piece, as unique as the universe in which it reflects, Thomson says one image can take about 72 hours to produce. The millions of calculations result in peaceful, yet stimulating images, which produce a final picture similar to that of a nebula or what you might see when peering down through a microscope. Thomson’s computer generated fractal art pieces are being shared and sold by him for the first time ever. Each fractal art piece is its own story of uniqueness, color, and light, produced by geometric patterns and shapes.

Visit the Kickstarter page for George Thomson’s Fractal Art
 Project.

- Lee Jones

sciencesoup:

A Diamond Bigger Than The Moon
The biggest known diamond in the universe is 10-billion-trillion-trillion-carat (a one followed by 34 zeroes), and it’s right above Australia. Well, technically it’s 50 light years away in the constellation of Centaurus, right next to the Southern Cross, but let’s not be picky. Discovered on Valentine’s Day in 2004, the gem is actually the interior of a dead star: a white dwarf that used up all its nuclear fuel and collapsed in on itself, creating enormous pressures that crystallised its carbon core.
The cosmic jewel is hidden below a thin layer of hydrogen and helium gases, and it measures 4000 kilometres across and weighs 2.27 million trillion trillion kilograms. “You would need a jeweller’s loupe the size of the Sun to grade this diamond,” said Travis Metcalfe, who led the research into this star at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics. The largest diamond on Earth—the 530-carat Star of Africa—doesn’t stand a chance against this one. Don’t even think about slipping it on your fiancé’s ring finger.
In five billion years time, our own Sun will reach the end of its life and become a white dwarf, then after that its core will crystallise as well, leaving a giant diamond in the centre of our solar system.

sciencesoup:

A Diamond Bigger Than The Moon

The biggest known diamond in the universe is 10-billion-trillion-trillion-carat (a one followed by 34 zeroes), and it’s right above Australia. Well, technically it’s 50 light years away in the constellation of Centaurus, right next to the Southern Cross, but let’s not be picky. Discovered on Valentine’s Day in 2004, the gem is actually the interior of a dead star: a white dwarf that used up all its nuclear fuel and collapsed in on itself, creating enormous pressures that crystallised its carbon core.

The cosmic jewel is hidden below a thin layer of hydrogen and helium gases, and it measures 4000 kilometres across and weighs 2.27 million trillion trillion kilograms. “You would need a jeweller’s loupe the size of the Sun to grade this diamond,” said Travis Metcalfe, who led the research into this star at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics. The largest diamond on Earth—the 530-carat Star of Africa—doesn’t stand a chance against this one. Don’t even think about slipping it on your fiancé’s ring finger.

In five billion years time, our own Sun will reach the end of its life and become a white dwarf, then after that its core will crystallise as well, leaving a giant diamond in the centre of our solar system.

art-of-swords:

Zulfiqar Tegha Sword

  • Culture: Indian

The blade of the sword is of heavy thick steel, deeply curved while the edges to the front and back features large serrated teeth. The even width of the upper blade expands greatly towards the tip, this has the additional feature of having an intentional split or separation from the point towards the hilt for approximately 10 inches.

This is known as ‘zulfiqar’ or ‘Dhu al-Fiqar’ and refers to the sword of Ali which was split in battle, as such it is a symbol mainly used by the Shia Moslems and can be found on weapons, or emblems on flags or decoration throughout the Islamic world.

The hilt is of khanda sword form, with a large rounded handguard, and side guard to protect the fingers. The pommel comes with a large dished feature, long pommel spike of steel with some chiselled and pierced work at its base. The langet fixing the hilt to the blade has a lobed shape, while the grip area has some fabric covering.

Source: Copyright 2014 © Ashoka Arts