Again, real life has interfered with my ability to blog. But dutifully, I still bring you links on which to click.

  • Richard Gray of The Telegraph reports on research by Dr. Robert Ritchie of the University of California Berkeley. A species of arapaima, a type of fish, has scales that are resistant to piranha bites. By developing artificial materials that have a similar structure to those scales, scientists may be able to create better armour. Neato!
  • Gary Martin of Fstoppers has an interview with photographer Michael Paul Smith, who uses diecast models and forced perspective to create the illusion of photographs from bygone eras.

That’s it for this week. See you next week.