Watching Paint Dry
March 5, 2008 2:56 AM   Subscribe

Prof Lakshminarayanan Mahadevan looks at the physics of wrinkles, creases and folds - from the small to the very large (video demos), feeds his venus flytrap, then rides on his magic carpet.
posted by fearfulsymmetry (3 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
You know, they send me this magazine every month, for whatever reason, and I never read it (well, except for the personal ads, which are a guilty pleasure). I kept this issue on the coffee table, though, because I meant to read this article. Thanks for posting it here. Guess I can recycle the magazine now.

His hippy-dippy attitude about science is actually pretty neat. And I wouldn't mind a flying carpet. Just saying.
posted by uncleozzy at 6:03 AM on March 5, 2008

I am reminded of the lyric,

I had a job trading bits for pieces
We'd make wrinkles, advertise them as creases...

Interesting article, and good post.
posted by mosk at 9:13 AM on March 5, 2008

fun post!
posted by wires at 9:19 AM on March 5, 2008

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