The best type of action figurines are the ones you don’t see coming. Like these of science greats by Russell Gawthorpe, also known as *datazoid on Deviantart. He spent about 50 hours digitally painting and Photoshopping the likes of Nikola Tesla, Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Alexander Fleming, Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking onto Star Trek: TNG and Star Trek: DS9 figures, forming a perfectly coherent 20th Century Heroes of Science Action Figures fan art series.
If you’re a photographer and you like to get really, really close to things we may have found you someone new to aspire to. British professor and photographer Rob Kesseler is taking macro to a whole new level with his latest series of photographs that look at nature under a microscope.
Lots of people take meth and other amphetamines, and quite a few know how to make them. But oddly enough, nobody knows exactly how amphetamines work. This gap in knowledge makes it hard to understand and treat the large and growing problem of amphetamine addiction. The scarcity and slow pace of funding for research compounds the difficulty.
Humans can tell instinctively whether other people are ill or embarrassed by observing their skin – whether it’s displaying a greenish pallor or a rosy blush. Doctors and scientists can notice more subtle effects caused by variations in the oxygenation of the blood. n innovative startup has now translated that knowledge into special filtered glasses called O2Amps that may have applications ranging from medicine to law enforcement to dating.
Japanese artist Iori Tomita combines art and science in his series, New World Transparencies. Tomita soaks his specimens in a mixture of blue stain, ethyl alcohol, and glacial acetic acid before using the enzyme trypsin to breakdown muscles. He dyes the organisms with red dye and potassium hydroxide and then preserves them in glycerine. His intriguing art is vivid and almost other-worldly.
This is a series of strange yet mesmerizing artworks by Iori Tomita. The process was originally created for scientific purposes, but he gave it a twist by adding more layers to the work and turning them into art pieces. He creates the specimens to help people feel closer to the genuine wonders of modern life.
How would you style your hair while under the influence of drugs? Aroha Silhouettes has launched part two of Molecular Addictions, this time taking inspiration from the experiments done on spiders in the mid 90s by NASA.
Everyone has his or her own secret indulgence. Molecular Addictions is a jewellery collection and a concept series by Aroha Silhouettes where molecules are depicted in a way that shows the dark and lonely addictions we can have to addictive substances.
Clever clogs engineers at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands have brought us a step closer to living out our Star Trek fantasies: a ten metre long touchscreen that senses up to a hundred multitouch inputs at a time. Incredibly sensitive, and with built-in effects, it is curved over 135 degrees, creating an immersive [...]
Russian political science professor Igor Panarin recently caused a bit of a stir, predicting that the US will break apart in 2010, when the current financial crisis will have resulted in social crisis big enough to tear the Union into six pieces. Kevin Kelly, Editor-At-Large for Wired Magazine, has posted a discussion on the likelihood [...]
Tom Giesler’s My Anatomy series is a playful take on the anatomical charts you might find in a high-school biology lab. They have a boyish, frat boy quality to them, as if its subjects are cheekily showing off their insides to a room of drunken onlookers.