Archive for January 5th, 2009

Materials science in the kitchen

Monday, January 5th, 2009

I just ran into “an introduction to the fracture mechanics of spaghetti” on the BBC news web site and liked it so much I need to share it here.

Wild and Woolly postcard

Monday, January 5th, 2009

There was a postcard advertising a sale at Wild & Woolly, a yarn shop in Lexington (actually, on the street I used to live on. I walked past that spot on my way to junior high school and high school all the time, if I wasn’t bicycling or taking a short cut through the parking […]

Birds, by the way

Monday, January 5th, 2009

I neglected to post a picture of a pileated woodpecker which, very cooperatively, worked on a tree across the driveway in Casco for long enough to let me get my camera, step out onto the front porch, and take a few pictures. Most often these guys are pretty shy, but occasionally they don’t seem to […]