John Napier of Merchiston ; also signed as Neper, Nepair; nicknamed Marvellous Merchiston) was a Scottish landowner known as a mathematician, physicist, and astronomer. He was the Laird of Merchiston. His Latinized name was Ioannes Neper.
False-colored scanning electron micrograph of ~8-micrometer-tall germanium crystals, separated by finite gaps, grown onto silicon pillars. In structures like this one, wafer bowing and layer cracking are absent, allowing single-crystal integration of different materials onto a silicon substrate, which serves as a platform for many applications, such as multiple-junction solar cells, x-ray and particle detectors, or power electronic devices. See page 1330. Image: Claudiu V. Falub, Laboratory…
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Roman/Egyptian Period: Fayum Mummy Portrait is the name given to a large number of paintings from the to century C. The surviving paintings are predominantly from the Fayum, Egypt, a region that was once ruled by ancient Romans.