Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Is That How It's Done?

A colleague has just been reassembling some equipment and has held up two leftover screws:
'Where did these come from?'
It occurred to me that, unlike eukaryotic organisms, mechanical components tend to breed when you separate them!

Hmm! That's got the inspiratons whizzing: I now recall from somewhere a mathematical description of how to slice up an object and reassemble the pieces into two identical objects.


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