Tacky Science

Tacks for ScienceVenues like convention centers and gargantuan hotel ballrooms are the most obvious signs of how massive ACS meetings are, but somewhat subtler signals of bigness are all over the place, such as this bucket of pushpins on a table last night in Hall D at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Hundreds of poster presenters would take a small paper cup to get a scoop of pushpins and then bring them, along with their scrolled-up poster, to their little bit of vertical real estate on the poster boards that filled the hall.

Author: Ivan Amato

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  1. Ha, it looks like it! Fancy rope handle–I never had one of those. 🙁

  2. Looks more like our dry ice bucket from the pic.


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