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Folding polyhedron sampler enables easy capture of delicate underwater organisms (wyss.harvard.edu)
14 points by rfreytag 81 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 2 comments



“We approach these animals as if they are works of art: would we cut pieces out of the Mona Lisa to study it? No – we’d use the most innovative tools available. These deep-sea organisms, some being thousands of years old, deserve to be treated with a similar gentleness when we’re interacting with them,” said collaborating author David Gruber, Ph.D.

Lovely.


May I say there's something _poetic_ in the whole thing?

The way the petals open to release the animal is touching, and resembles how you'd free a butterfly that has come to rest on your hand.

Deeply fascinated.




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