Monday, January 31, 2011

Device for Fragile Objects

The present invention consist of a spring transporting device for fragile objects, delicate instruments and the like; and it consist of the details of construction hereinafter set forth, and particularly pointed out in the claims.
This patent is relevant to our two concepts because this invention allows to move fragile objects in a safe way, the robust structure protects them so they won't break. 

Impact Testing Machine

The invention relates ti impact-testing mechanism and more especially to a novel and useful mechanism for performing both Izod and charpy impact tests. The invention consist in the novel parts, contructions, arrangements, combinations and improvements. 
The invention is directed to providing a mechanism for preforming several types of impact test where in the  resistance of a specimen to breakng under sudden impact is measured by the terminal travel of a pendulum hammer after the breakage of the specimen. 
This is yet another example of  an impact test that test the resistance of a material and sees how fragile or robust it is.  

Steam-Welding Process

This invention relates to the art of seam welding. One of the objects of this invention is to provide a process of uniting metal artiles or fabrications or portions thereof, by seam welding, whereby a weld is formed of greatly superior propieties as compared with welds ontain by previous seam welding process. This type of welding increases the strength of the weld and decreases the internal stress. 
This patent reflects both of our concepts, Robust and Fragile, because the steam wealding process is something that gives strength to a structure that was previously weak.  By welding together two fragile pieces these two unite to make a robust form. 

Notched-Bar-Testing Machine

This invention relates to testing machines for use in testing notched bars such as are usually broken in machines of the Izod or Charpy type and the invention consist in an improved construction of machine which is capable of producing upon a chart during a  test a continuous auto-graphic curve expressing the relation at any moment between the bending moment applied to the test piece or specimen and the angular distortion which the bending moment produces in it ; and further my improved machine is provided with apparatus for directly and visually indicating on a gradual dial, the energy expended in bending or breaking the test piece.
Here we can observe another patent design for testing the energy expended in bending or breaking the test piece. This test practically defines how fragile or robust a piece is. 

Friday, January 28, 2011

Introduzione al nostro Blog - In Italiano

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Il nostro blog presenta i concetti rappresentati dal binomio Robusto e Fragile. Negli ultimi mesi abbiamo analizzato l'impatto che questi hanno sulla nostra cultura materiale. Abbiamo investigato attraverso diversi ambiti dell'arte come della letteratura, cinema, pittura, musica e architettura. Oltre alle diverse arti abbiamo anche considerato altre discipline quali la filosofia, la scienza e la storia, e ancora molte altre. Abbiamo inoltre esaminato e rappresentato gli esempi che la nostra cultura contemporanea riflette nella pubblicità, design, cartoni e fumetti. Leggendo il nostro blog si potranno scoprire tutti questi esempi che abbiamo trovato e come questo binomio interagisca tra di lo

Introduccion al Blog - En Español

Nuestro blog se basa en dos conceptos opuestos que son Robusto y Frágil. En los últimos meses hemos analizado el impacto que ambos conceptos  han tenido en nuestra cultura material. Hemos investigado sus aplicaciones en diferentes áreas del arte como en la literatura, el cine, la pintura, la música y la arquitectura. Además de las artes también hemos considerado otras disciplinas como la filosofía, la ciencia y la historia entre otras. Inclusive hemos examinado ejemplos de nuestra cultura contemporánea reflejados a través de el diseño, la publicidad, los dibujos animados y las tiras cómicas. Al leer nuestro blog podrá descubrir todos los ejemplos que hemos encontrado donde ambos de nuestros conceptos intervienen.
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Introduction to our Blog - In English

Our blog is based on two opposite concepts that are Robust and Fragile. Throughout the past months we have analyzed the impact both concepts have had on our material culture. We have investigated its application in different fields of the arts such as literature, cinema, painting, music and architecture. Besides the arts we have also considered other disciplines such as philosophy, science and history among others.  We even examined examples of our contemporary culture reflected in advertisements, design, cartoons and comic strips. By reading at our blog you will discover all the examples we have found where our two concepts interfere.
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Monday, January 17, 2011

Guiding Light_Muse

Pure hearts stumble
in my hands, they crumble
Fragile and stripped to the core
I can't hurt you anymore
Loved by numbers
you're losing life's wonder
touch like strangers; detached
I can't feel you anymore
The sunshine trapped in our hearts
it could rise again
but i'm lost, crushed, cold and confused with no guiding light left inside

you were my guiding light

When comfort and warmth can't be found I still reach for you
but i'm lost, crushed, cold and confused with no guiding light left inside

You're my guiding light
You're my guiding light
when there's no guiding light left inside
when there's no guiding light in our lives
 


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Fragile and The Robust

Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 American animated film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation, released to theaters on November 22, 1991 by Walt Disney Pictures. The story is based on the fairy tale La Belle et la Bête by Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont, who was uncredited in the English version of the film but credited in the French version as writer of the novel. The movie also uses some ideas derived from the 1946 French film. It centers around a prince who is transformed into a Beast and the beautiful young woman whom he imprisons in his castle.

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Beauty and the Beast is the perfect couple to represent our concepts because the Beast represents the robustness and Bella represents the fragility. The Beast is a wolf-like creature that is very strong and is very angry. bella instead is a petit girl that is very beautiful sweet and delicate.