Mixture - September 2020

Hi all,

This is just a quick newsletter because this month just flew by and I'm chasing a bunch of deadlines.

Next month I'll finally be able to show what I've been working on for the past six months, but in the meantime, here are two of my recent pieces for Forbes, and the usual interesting links and book recommendation.

If that's still not enough newsletter content, I also have that I sent out earlier today. That one is for scientists and is all about about how they can share their research with a wider audience.

Forbes.com - Tiny Projection Of Vermeer Painting Demonstrates New Nanoscale Technology
Researchers have fine-tuned an existing nanotechnology so that it can not only filter light in different colors, but also with different intensities. To show their new method in action, they used it to project a replica of Girl With a Pearl Earring.

Forbes.com - Researchers Highlight The Challenge Of Synchronizing To A Complex Rhythm
Most people can dance and tap their feet to the beat, but a few recent research studies have shown that some people are better at keeping a rhythm than others.

Book recommendation

Niksen
Olga Mecking

Niksen is a book about doing nothing, with purpose. Olga Mecking uses her vantage point as an immigrant in the Netherlands to shed a light on the Dutch habit of "niksen". I fully appreciate the irony of reading this book only in tiny increments in between being overly busy this month, but I'm one of those Dutch people who isn't very good at niksen.

Interesting things