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  •  No, but that is really cool! (5+ / 0-)

    I've saved the page to show Rich. He's going to love it (also, he's 2nd gen American - grandparents all born in Poland).

    Here's how weaving helps astrophysics.

    I am an astrophysicist working on a particle detector (featured in the January 2011 issue of Popular Science.

    The detector requires many fine wires to monitor sensors, and the wires and connectors were getting tangled and damaged. I used the loom with a monofilament plastic thread for the weft and our wires as the weave to make a short length of loomed wires to hold in a connector. My colleagues and I were thrilled with the results! Thanks for your great products!!

    And here's my Kromski Mazurka and my Kromski Harp loom.
    •  Nasa wanted to build some new moon wheels (5+ / 0-)

      they had forgotten how they were done . They looked into their archives , they could not find the info . Frustrated they decided to contact the guy who did the work in the first place to see if he remembered , he said hold the line , went into his closet and pulled out a wheel he had built for the first moon buggy . He wove a tire out of wire .

      Unfortunately, the original rovers are still on the lunar surface, and, in its infinite Cold War wisdom, NASA made sure nothing from the original design escaped the shredders.

      Luckily, NASA called up one of the original rover tire designers to seek his insight. The 80-year-old engineer was more than happy to help, and even offered to bring in the original, 40-year-old lunar rover tire he had squirreled away in his closet. Made out of zinc-coated piano wire, the tire has been sitting in the retired GM employee's closet just waiting for its day to do its patriotic duty.

      "Drop the name-calling." Meteor Blades 2/4/11

      by indycam on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 07:58:48 PM PST

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