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Artichoke Juice, Invisible Ink--a Witchcraft Potion? In September 1656, a female spy based in England wrote to her brother, who was living under exile in Antwerp. She feared their letters were being intercepted, broken into and sealed up...
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By her correspondent’s panic reaction at having lost her letter with the formula for “invisable [sic] ink”, one can safely assume that one female spy had recommended a more sophisticated potion, not plain lemon juice, for secret messages...
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Giambattista della Porta's "Magiae Naturalis" (1558; 1644 ed. Book 16-Chapter IV) and Thomas Lupton’s “A Thousand Notable Things” (1579) give a step by step description how to secrete letters in eggs: "To put a Shedule, or lytle wrytin...
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Watch our MITemp Lucy Brown demonstrate how to make this quick, easy, and inexpensive book cradle with one Tyvek™ envelope and some recycled air pillows. Book cradles are a type of support that help to reduce stress on the spine of a bo...
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The Camera Culture group from the MIT Media Lab and Tata Center is exploring new innovation techniques for creating solutions to quality-of-life problems in India and worldwide. Video by John Werner.
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Reengineering broken book spines working group presents this first of many instructional videos that demonstrate the variations of this innovative book conservation treatment. WHO IS INVOLVED AND WHY: Jana Dambrogio, Thomas F. Peterson (...
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SproutsIO is a smart-phone controlled appliance that grows fruits and vegetables in a soil-free environment. Developed by Jennifer Broutin Farah, who earned an M.S. in Media Arts and Sciences from the MIT Media Lab, this invention is on...
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The explosion of mobile technologies makes it possible to acquire vast amounts of data about individual behavior and social interactions. The challenge now is to learn how to analyze this Big Data and apply these new understandings to po...
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