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Vanessa Prager’s Dreamers: The self-taught artist uses thick oil paint to creating dripping, melting portraits of imagined yet familiar figures

Vanessa Prager's Dreamers


Vanessa Prager is no stranger to CH—whether she’s wielding a paintbrush or a ballpoint pen over vintage music sheets, the LA-based artist always surprises with her next move. Described by Prager as “dripping, melting, fading out portraits,” her newest series titled “Continue Reading…


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Researchers create ‘thinnest possible’ LEDs only three-atoms thick

LEDs are already pretty tiny, but they just got a whole lot smaller. Researchers at the University of Washington have built what they say are the “thinnest-possible LEDs” — tiny lights that measure just three atoms thick. “Such thin and foldable LEDs are critical for future portable and integrated electronic devices,” Xiaodong Xu, co-author of a paper on the research that was published over the weekend in Nature Nanotechnology, says in a statement. At three atoms thick, the researchers’ LEDs are said to be 10 to 20 times thinner than conventional LEDs, opening up a number of potential new uses for them.

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Mamacita’s Gourmet Hot Sauce: A thick, subtly spicy hot sauce that’s a hometown hero in Richmond, Virginia

Mamacita's Gourmet Hot Sauce


Making the farmers market rounds, but also available online through outreach, Mamacita’s Gourmet Hot Sauce is a Virginia’s Finest product and a local merchant favorite in its hometown of Richmond. The spicy blend carries more than…

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New ultra-thin glass is just two atoms thick, earns Guinness World Record

A new record for the world’s thinnest sheet of glass has been set, and it comes in at just two atoms thick. The ultra-thin glass, now recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records, was an accidental discovery by scientists at Cornell University and Germany’s University of Ulm. As they were working to produce pure graphene, the researchers noticed a formation of “muck,” but closer analysis revealed a glass layer composed of silicon and oxygen. In other words, this major discovery was something of a stroke of luck. Scientists suspect that an air leak prompted a reaction between copper foils being used for the graphene work and a quartz furnace.

And despite the glass pane’s barely-there size, it’s providing scientists with a wealth of…

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