Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Re: Wednesday is Atrocity day!

Having recently read Neal Stephenson's Quicksilver (well, got through 75% before it dissapeared into the ether), I found this article especially interesting:

Stolen from boingboing:

Isaac Newton's alchemical "chymistry" notebook scans
Here are high-rez scanned pages from Isaac Newton's "alchemical" notebooks where he recorded his chemistry experiments.
With the support of the National Science Foundation, The Chymistry of Isaac Newton is producing a scholarly online edition of Newton's alchemical manuscripts integrated with new research on Newton's chymistry. To date, about five hundred, or a quarter of a projected two thousand pages have been transcribed and encoded in TEI/XML. Of these, about two hundred fifty have been edited and are available online, including Newton's Most Complete Laboratory Notebook.

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