Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Field Museum Upcoming Exhibition

The Field Museum has a new special exhibition coming soon The Machine Inside: Biomechanics
Starting from March 12, 2014 to January 4, 2015.

I stumbled in their private opening by accident and got to see the show before the official opening. 
Some of the mechanisms we discussed in class are in the show, such as the trap jaw ants. Not to spoil anything, I think the exhibition is amazing. There are a lot of interactive elements and fascinating facts on the mechanism of animal.

(The poster does not look very hexapod but there are hexapods in the show)

"Imagine if your jaws could crush over 8,000 pounds in one bite, your ears could act as air conditioners, and your legs could leap the length of a football field in a single bound. From the inside out, every living thing—including humans—is a machine built to survive, move, and discover.  Beginning March 12, 2014, investigate the marvels of natural engineering in The Machine Inside: Biomechanics. Explore how plants and animals stay in one piece despite the crushing forces of gravity, the pressure of water and wind, and the attacks of predators. Using surprising tactics, creatures endure the planet’s extreme temperatures, find food against fierce competition, and – without metal, motors or electricity – circulate their own life-sustaining fluids.  Feel for yourself how hard a giraffe’s heart works to pump blood up to its head.  Try to “fly” and study the many different ways creatures jump, gallop, slither, and swim. And see technological breakthroughs – like Velcro, wind turbines, and chainsaws – that were inspired by nature’s ingenuity. Discover how evolution is Earth’s greatest innovator, only at The Field Museum. " 


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