Harvard Researchers Play With a Rubber Bands—and Describe a New Shape (Video) 

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May 1 2014 1:45 PM

Things That Happen When Harvard Researchers Play With Rubber Bands

New shapes.

Harvard researchers playing with rubber bands—or, as they put it, “fabricating new springs to support a cephalopod-inspired imaging project”—just managed to describe a new shape.

Jim Festante is an actor/writer in Los Angeles and regular video contributor to Slate. He is the author of the Image Comics miniseries The End Times of Bram and Ben.