Photo: Hasbro Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven. Credit: Hasbro.
Many people have wondered what would become of Hasbro’s Easy-Bake oven with the demise of the incandescent light bulb. The answer is a complete redesign with a heating element. Associated Press via Washington Post.
Photo: A sample of the manuscript. Credit: Walters Art Museum.
The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore is preparing an exhibit titled “Lost & Found: The Secrets of Archimedes,” which will be on display from Oct. 16 to Jan. 1.
The Archimedes Palimpsest is a medieval manuscript that was copied in the 10th century and reused as a prayer book in the 13th century by scraping the pages and and rotating them 90 degrees. In 1998, the manuscript was sold at Christie’s for $2 million and since then a team of scientists has been working to recover Archimedes’ original writings.
It was in horrible condition, having suffered a thousand years of weather, travel and abuse,” said Archimedes Project Director and Walters Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books Will Noel. “Detailed detective work and the serendipitous discovery of important documents and photographs allowed us to reconstruct what happened to the Palimpsest in the 20th century, when it was subject to appalling treatment and overpainted with forgeries. A team of devoted scholars using the latest imaging technology was able to reveal and decipher the original text.”
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is among notables who recall their early educational experiences. Bloomberg remembers Saturday mornings at the Boston Museum of Science. New York Times magazine.
A judge has rejected a lawsuit by the director of the Custer Battlefield Museum, which charged federal agents with illegally raiding the museum while investigating illicit trade in eagle feathers. Associated Press via Washington Post.
The National Museum of African American Music is being planned in Nashville. Associated Press via Washington Post.
Terence McArdle of the Washington Post has an obituary on banjo player Wade Mainer, who died at the age of 101.