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Posted in Art+Science, Just Cool, Photography, Science by Brittany on April 1st, 2014
 

Photographs of 50-Year-Old Identical Twins Show How We Age

We are always fascinated by artistic studies that investigate the science behind humans. This photographic series does just that.

Photographer Gao Rongguo took photographs of 50-year-old twins standing face-to-face, to show the similarities and differences of how we age. From their physical features, to the differences in their hair styles and wardrobe, these photos provide a contrasting look at the way life changes people.

As if looking into a mirror, Rongguo says the portraits were set up to show how “He/she used to have the same face, living in the same family, but their lives changed due to various reasons after growing up.”

Take a look at some more twins below!

Photographs of 50-Year-Old Identical Twins Show How We Age

Photographs of 50-Year-Old Identical Twins Show How We Age

Photographs of 50-Year-Old Identical Twins Show How We Age

Photographs of 50-Year-Old Identical Twins Show How We Age

Photographs of 50-Year-Old Identical Twins Show How We Age

Photographs of 50-Year-Old Identical Twins Show How We Age

Photographs of 50-Year-Old Identical Twins Show How We Age

Photographs of 50-Year-Old Identical Twins Show How We Age

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Posted in Art+Science, Photography, Science by Brittany on March 25th, 2014
 

Microscopic Images: Eerily Fascinating

No matter what you put under a microscope, it’s going to look a little strange. From something as simple as a lily (above) to something as in-depth as the wiring of the human brain, microscopic photographs let us see the colors, textures, pores and bumps that we can’t see with our own eyes alone. And it is eerily fascinating.

The Wellcome Image Awards are a competition for just such photos, and we have some of the winners for you to take a look at here. A lot of the images were taken using a technique called Electron Microscopy. This is a process to capture an image with a beam of electrons, rather than a beam of light. The electrons interact with the subject to create the image we see in the end.

Some other techniques used in creating these images include X-ray projection, light micrographs and standard photography, among others.

Microscopic Images: Eerily Fascinating

Wiring of a Human Brain

Microscopic Images: Eerily Fascinating

Nit on Human Hair

Microscopic Images: Eerily Fascinating

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Microscopic Images: Eerily Fascinating

Vitamin C Crystals

Microscopic Images: Eerily Fascinating

Plant Reproductive Parts

Something else you can’t see with your own eyes alone is how awesome our human DNA is! Check out our DNA Portraits to see the art you can create from your own science.

Via Wired Science

 
 
Posted in Art+Science, Science by Brittany on February 4th, 2014
 

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At first glance, you would never think that these images have anything to do with science. But as we know, art and science can create some really amazing creative works!

These images in particular are microscopic views of diatoms – or algae – from the California Academy of Sciences. These images surfaced when a group of hobbyists arranged the diatoms into visually stunning patterns and positions. This is an incredible feat, considering that diatoms are some of the smallest organisms on earth. The designs that we see here would not be available to us without the help of a microscope.

Check out more of these fantastic images on photographer Sara Mansfield’s Flickr.

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If you want to make your own scientific art, check out our DNA Portraits! 

Via Colossal

 
 
Posted in Art+Science, Just Cool, Science by Brittany on February 2nd, 2014
 

Long Exposure Photographs Powered by Fruit Batteries

These long exposure photographs are unique in the way they are composed and presented, making them artistically appealing. But there is something else unique about these photos — the lighting in them is powered by the fruit, which makes them scientifically appealing as well.

Art and science is our specialty, and we love these images. Photographer Caleb Charland attached galvanized nails and copper wire to the fruit to generate enough electricity to power the lightbulbs in the shot. If you’re thinking that this reminds you of grade school science class, you’re on the same track as Charland.

He says this project expands on the potato battery idea, “This work speaks to a common curiosity we all have for how the world works as well as a global concern for the future of earth’s energy sources.”

Long Exposure Photographs Powered by Fruit Batteries

Long Exposure Photographs Powered by Fruit Batteries

Long Exposure Photographs Powered by Fruit “Batteries”

Long Exposure Photographs Powered by Fruit Batteries

Via Colossal

 
 
Posted in Art in Nature, Art+Science, Just Cool, Science by Brittany on January 25th, 2014
 

Bioluminescent Organisms Turn a Maldives Beach into Glowing Ocean Scenery

Scientific reactions and effects often create amazing visual art — you just have to be lucky enough to capture it on time! Taiwanese photographer Will Ho was vacationing on the Maldives Islands when he was just so lucky.

These stunning photographs, taken by Ho, feature bioluminescent phytoplankton — or light-emitting microorganisms — found in the ocean. These microorganisms glow and can be seen when they are under stress, as seen here when the water hits the shore, or if they are stepped on or agitated.

Bioluminescent Organisms Turn a Maldives Beach into Glowing Ocean Scenery

Bioluminescent Organisms Turn a Maldives Beach into Glowing Ocean Scenery

Bioluminescent Organisms Turn a Maldives Beach into Glowing Ocean Scenery

The colors in this collision of art + science reminds us of our DNA Portrait colour “Deep”! Check out some of our color options here.

Via Colossal

 
 
Posted in Art in Nature, Art+Science, Just Cool, Science by Brittany on January 23rd, 2014
 

Photographs by Francisco Negroni Capture an Amazing Volcanic Eruption in Chile

When it comes to unique art sometimes Mother Nature does the creative work for us, and all we have to do is stand back and admire. These awesome photos, taken by Chilean photographer Francisco Negroni, show the CordĂłn Caulle volcano erupting and producing incredible visual effects.

Between the clouds, smoke, lightning and lava — the array of shapes and colors is incredible. As big fans of color, we can’t help but stare in awe at the beauty captured in these images. All the while portraying the intensity of one of Mother Nature’s most powerful, creative works.

Photographs by Francisco Negroni Capture an Amazing Volcanic Eruption in Chile

Photographs by Francisco Negroni Capture an Amazing Volcanic Eruption in Chile

Photographs by Francisco Negroni Capture an Amazing Volcanic Eruption in Chile

Photographs by Francisco Negroni Capture an Amazing Volcanic Eruption in Chile
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Posted in Educational, Science by Courtney on November 22nd, 2013
 

Human Genome Project Infographic

It’s no secret that DNA is one of our passions! When we stumbled upon this great infographic, we knew we had to share. Created by Microsoft Project’s series, Great Projects, the infographic explores the plans, specs, and outcome of the great Human Genome Project (HGP).

Completed in 2003, the HGP is considered the largest collaborative biological project in history. It aided scientists in mapping out our genetic blueprint, pinpointing disease causing genes, and gave us major insight into our evolutionary history. Read up on some more interesting facts about HGP above!

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Via Visual News

 
 
 

Inspirational Design of the Week: Pendant Lamps That Resemble Jellyfish

Check out these unique pendant lamps, created by California-based Roxy Russell Design. Named the Medusae Collection, each of the four lamps in this series are designed to resemble freshwater jellyfish. The lamps all measure aabout three feet in height, and are created from polyester mylar.

What do you think of these rare designs? Would you hang one in your home to spice up your décor? Share with us in the comments!

Inspirational Design of the Week: Pendant Lamps That Resemble Jellyfish

Inspirational Design of the Week: Pendant Lamps That Resemble Jellyfish

Inspirational Design of the Week: Pendant Lamps That Resemble Jellyfish

Inspirational Design of the Week: Pendant Lamps That Resemble Jellyfish

If you love unique design as much as we do, don’t forget to check out our DNA Art!

Via Colossal 

 
 
Posted in Art+Science, Cool Art Ideas, Just Cool, Science by Courtney on October 17th, 2013
 

A Portrait Series of Famous Scientists Created Using Everyday Objects

Created by artist Noah Scalin, this portrait series called Natural Selection depicts famous scientists by using everyday materials. Scalin has chosen some great scientists, whose works have made an incredible impression on our world — Charles Darwin, Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, Rosalind Franklin, Alan Turing.

Each portrait is laid out as a diptych, including a portrait of the deceased scientist as well as a representation of their skull. The portraits were created using materials such as feathers, computer keys, and even dice. What do you think of Scalin’s unorthodox portraits? Share with us in the comments!

Unique art is our passion! Have you checked out our DNA Portraits yet?

A Portrait Series of Famous Scientists Created Using Everyday Objects

A Portrait Series of Famous Scientists Created Using Everyday Objects

A Portrait Series of Famous Scientists Created Using Everyday Objects

A Portrait Series of Famous Scientists Created Using Everyday ObjectsVia Laughing Squid 

 
 
Posted in Art+Science, Inspiration, Just Cool, Science by Courtney on July 4th, 2013
 

Beautiful Photos of Lightbulbs Filled with Colorful Objects Exploding

Unique art is our passion, we revel in it! That’s why we’re slightly obsessed with this cool new project by photographer Jon Smith. He focuses on capturing high speed photos of incandescent light bulbs filled with various objects — liquids, powders, dessert sprinkles. He will sometimes dip the bulbs in paint, before filling them, to create even more of a ‘wow’ factor upon impact. Smith’s mind-bending photos are set to be turned into metal prints, and displayed later this year at a show in the United States.

What do you think of Smith’s cool mix of art + science? Share with us in the comments!

Beautiful Photos of Lightbulbs Filled with Colorful Objects Exploding

Beautiful Photos of Lightbulbs Filled with Colorful Objects Exploding

Beautiful Photos of Lightbulbs Filled with Colorful Objects Exploding

Beautiful Photos of Lightbulbs Filled with Colorful Objects Exploding

Beautiful Photos of Lightbulbs Filled with Colorful Objects Exploding

Beautiful Photos of Lightbulbs Filled with Colorful Objects Exploding

Beautiful Photos of Lightbulbs Filled with Colorful Objects ExplodingPhoto credit: Colossal 

 
 
 
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