Archan Nair - New Illustration titled “ Lyka “
Edvard Munch. Woodcuts. Woman’s Head Against the Shore, Melancholy II, Evening Melancholy II, Woman on the Shore II, Encounter in Space, Woman on the Shore I, Two Human Beings The Lonely Ones, Manbathing, The Girls on the Bridge, Towards the Forest II (top to bottom). 1890s-1920.
Schéhérazade. Ida Rubinstein and Vaslav Nijinsky (1913). George Barbier (French, 1882-1932).
Schéhérazade is a ballet in one act with choreography by Fokine, libretto by Benois, music by Rimsky-Korsakov and design by Bakst. Premiered 4 June 1910 by Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes at Paris Opera.
Space Origami: NASA’s Foldable Solar Array
When sending things into space, cargo is limited and costs are high. That’s why Brigham Young University researchers and NASA are using origami to develop ways of making solar arrays more compact. The current design allows the array to expand from 9 ft. to a whopping 80 ft. in diameter once it’s deployed in outer space. The array is expected to generate 150 kW of power, a significant increase over the 84 kW currently produced by the International Space Station. The absence of sliding parts in the solar array also decreases the likelihood of malfunction since scientists would only need to launch, deploy and monitor a single system.