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Ever wonder how there could only be about 18 Gryffindors in Harry's Hogwarts class and that JK Rowling has said there were 1000 students at the school? Well, a fan theory has an answer... a depressing, depressing answer.
Calcium alginate is incredible stuff. It has the ability to surround liquids with a springy membrane so they can hold a shape and be handled like solids. The process is called spherification, and gets a lot of use in upscale, molecular gastronomy-type restaurants. One start-up is even trying replace water bottles using similar methods. But why save the environment with blob technology when you have a deep fryer and no regard for personal safety?
A travelling exhibit of Dutch artist Theo Jansen's wind-powered Strandbeests ("beach animals"), makes its only West Coast appearance at San Francisco's Exploratorium, opening tomorrow and running through Labor Day. We got a chance to talk to Jansen and see his massive creations up close and in action.