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Yo el Rey, 18 June 1732. A model of a letterlocked ceremonial letter from the King of Spain to the Duke of Sora, June 18, 1732. The original manuscript is housed in the Boncompagni Ludovisi Family Archive in Rome, Italy. Letterlocking ...
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This is the first letterlocking video showing one of the many letterlocking formats found in the Fondo Veneto Sezione II Record Group, Vatican Secret Archives. The video demonstrates how the triangle-shaped paper (cut from the actual let...
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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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Prisoner of war Dino Belardinelli letter to his mother in Italy.Similar to the WWII Russian soldier triangle letterlocking format, this stationery used by WWII POW's allowed for privacy but not for an enclosure secured with an adhesive. ...
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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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Community engagement, immersion in the local context, and having a great on-the-ground partner are critical to solving pressing issues. The Tata Center Agriculture Team talks about how they leverage these resources, particularly the Desh...
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How do you take the world-class science being done in labs at MIT and use it to make a difference in the lives of real people? And how do you build a team capable of tackling an issue with multiple dimensions? Here's a look at the Tata C...
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Moderator: Antoinette Schoar, Michael M. Koerner (1949) Professor of Entrepreneurship and a Professor of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management Panelists: Bernard Horn, president and portfolio manager of Polaris Capital Managemen...
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