What we can learn from a bird nest

Way above my pay grade but really fascinating…
Full article here https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/science/why-birds-are-the-worlds-best-engineers.html


That we can still be inefficient and wasteful (on money) in the name of pseudo-aesthetics despite thousands of years of science and engineering.

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So, ehm. Where do I hang my posters? And how child-safe is this? Looks like great opportunity to have kids impale themselves while playing and running around :open_mouth:

Other than that, looks interesting.


Certainly not practical for a living space. What interests me is the interaction of the individual sticks as they shift across each other without mechanical fastener or adhesive and the feeling of the space they create. Part science project, part art.

that is indeed very intriguing

I believe friction and tension will be very angry for excluding them as mechanical properties (although not adhesion per se) :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: