Archive for February 24th, 2008

The Science of Fairy Tales

Can a woman’s hair really support a man’s weight, as in the story of Rapunzel? Can a carpet ever fly? And how would you steal someone’s voice, like Ursula does in The Little Mermaid? It turns out that some...

Morning Glories

(YouTube link) So that’s how they do it! This video shows how morning glories find and twine around any support they can. One frame was shot every ten minutes. Link -via Arbroath...

Cosplayers at WonderCon 2008

WonderCon 2008 runs through today the Moscone Center West in San Francisco. Thousands of fanboys and girls head to WonderCon each year for an insider's look at superhero flicks, comic book characters and sci-fi sho...

Origamic Architecture: Stunning Sculptures Cut Out of Paper

In the Japanese paperfolding art of origami, cutting the paper is frowned upon. But in 1981, Masahiro Chatani, professor of Architecture at Tokyo Institute of Technology proved that papercutting could indeed produce stun...


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