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July 29, 2005 9:05 AM   Subscribe

The (Mostly Improbable) Materials Science and Engineering of the Star Wars Universe; The Reel Thing: One Editor’s List of Great Material Moments in the Movies; Toy Story: Materials Engineering at Play, featuring an MPEG of Fluffy the three headed dog from Harry Potter barking thanks to Nanomuscle; Things that Go Boom in the Night: The Art and Science of Fireworks; Built to Battle, Robots Test Designers’ Mettle; Fabricating the Weapons and Armor of The Lord of the Rings; and, finally, Why Did the World Trade Center Collapse? Science, Engineering, and Speculation. All articles from the surprisingly interesting JOM: The Member Journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society.
posted by OmieWise (8 comments total)

[This is good.]
posted by fatllama at 9:28 AM on July 29, 2005

Very nice. I retract my "fluff my hog" comment of a few days ago.
posted by COBRA! at 9:30 AM on July 29, 2005

Thanks OmieWise. There are some great articles in there.
posted by LeeJay at 9:32 AM on July 29, 2005

Dang, OmieWise. Way to kick out the JOMs!
posted by safetyfork at 9:42 AM on July 29, 2005

(from the first link)
Each of the Stars Wars movies begins with a white-on-black, scrolling update to set the stage for the action to come.
Stars Wars? White-on-black? What kind of geeks are these, anyway?
posted by designbot at 10:08 AM on July 29, 2005

Maybe the bootleg copies wash out the yellow...

Thanks for decimating my office productivity BTW - I lurv Materials articles.
posted by Crosius at 10:50 AM on July 29, 2005

COBRA! writes "Very nice. I retract my 'fluff my hog' comment of a few days ago."

Damn COBRA! I had to go back and see that comment for myself. I don't come cheap as a fluffer. But more to the point, when I said I listened to Golden Smog for a little while, I meant both albums and the first ep at least once a day for about three years. Then I got a bit tired of them. (Also, I didn't like the Jody Stephens song much, the Miami one, I thought both the melody and the harmony were wierd.)
posted by OmieWise at 10:59 AM on July 29, 2005

Right on. I'm just glad that the loving arms of materials science were here to help close the rift.

And yeah, the Miami song is pretty weird, although seeing them do it live really made me like it a lot more.
posted by COBRA! at 11:48 AM on July 29, 2005

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