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March 26, 2010

Look closer…

srikanth @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1269647987 ) Play

Take  (1) – an object that seemed liked a religious manuscript, stick it in (2) – a place you’ll find in Menlo Park, CA, USA, and what happens?


Cracked by udupendra , Rogi , Logik , Shwetha Maiya , varuns88 , shenoyvarun86 , Dibyo , sidsen , Aparna , googboog and The Lonely Saint

Answer:

To put in in very entertaining terms from Rogi:

“Take a twice-erased and overwritten Archimedes document, and use the SLAC to fluoresce proteins with a very specific concentration of iron and, voila! it’s like the renaissance never even happened.”


12 Responses to “Look closer…”

  1. udupendra
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    the original text of the Archimedes Palimpsest (1). (2) being the linear accelerator at Stanford


  2. Rogi
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    Take a twice-erased and overwritten Archimedes document, and use the SLAC to fluoresce proteins with a very specific concentration of iron and, voila! it’s like the renaissance never even happened.


  3. Logik
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    2 is the SLAC.
    1. is the Archimedes Palimpsest

    Highly focussed X-rays leading to the production of what’s known as synchrotron light led to the deciphering of some pages previously considered illegible.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A.....rn_history


  4. Archimedes Palimpsest. .

    Menlo Park is associated :
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archimedes_Palimpsest

    “Sometime after 1938, one owner of the manuscript forged four Byzantine-style religious images in the manuscript in an effort to increase its value. It appeared that these had rendered the underlying text forever illegible. However, in May 2005, highly-focused X-rays produced at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center in Menlo Park, California, were used by Drs. Uwe Bergman and Bob Morton to begin deciphering the parts of the 174-page text that had not yet been revealed.”


  5. varuns88
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    The SSRL facility at Menlo Park was used to reveal hidden text in the Archimedes Palimpsest.


  6. Amarendra

    Collisions in (related to) Particle Physics (in general) at SLAC.


  7. shenoyvarun86
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    Archimedes Palimpsest,Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
    highly-focused X-rays produced at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center in Menlo Park, California, were used by to begin deciphering the parts of the 174-page text that had not yet been revealed


  8. Dibyo
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    the stanford linear accelerator center had some laser which uncovered new stuff within the archimedes palimpsest


  9. sidsen
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    archimedes palimpset


  10. Aparna
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    1 is a page from the Archimedes Palimpsest, 2 is Stanford Linear Accelerator center, which . Visible and UV light cannot see Archimedes’ text under the gold painting done by a 20th Century forger. The text is oriented sideways when scanned by the synchrotron x ray beam.


  11. Archimedes Palimpsest, revealed by xray studies at menlo park


  12. When we placed the Archimedes Palimpsest here under the X-rays by ‘Stanford Linear Accelerator Center’ in Menlo Park, we discovered the hidden text which is supposed to be a commentary on Aristotle’s ‘Categories’ supposedly by ‘Alexander of Aphrodisias’.


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