Abby Millager

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August 28, 2013
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Another reason why we should be in Paris

Musee des Arts Decoratifs
Exhibits include “The Mechanics of Underwear: an Indiscrete History of the Silhouette” and “Pub Mania,” which celebrates the collection of advertising objects. If you have your own collection of, say, Chiquita banana, Mumm’s champagne or Barnum and Bailey ephemera, you can make a two-minute video (presumably in French) and they might play it as part of the exhibition.

 mecaniques des dessous

August 27, 2013
by Abby
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A seahorse’s collapsible exoskeleton

 

From yesterday’s Popular Science. The cross section’s corners and center are mostly bony. The spokes are collagenous. According to the article, predator jaws can compress the structure up to 50% without damaging the seahorse. Sort of like trying to change someone’s opinion.

 seahorse exoskeleton co ucal san diego

 Photo courtesy of University of California San Diego