These are photographs of ice. You would never think that these stunning images are of such a simple substance, because photographer Michael Wagner has found a new and creative way of capturing it.
Using blocks of ice as his subject, Wagner created the beautiful colors and textures by placing LED holiday lights behind the transparent chunks. He then layered multiple exposures to portray the depth and detail that you see in the final images. See more on his Flickr page!
If you’re a fan of color and texture as well, check out our Fingerprint Portraits!
At first glance, you would never think that these images have anything to do with science. But as we know,Â 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.
If you want to make your own scientific art, check out our DNA Portraits!Â
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 saysÂ 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 earthâ€™s energy sources.”
Have you ever wanted to paint like a graffiti artist, without making a mess or getting into trouble? Then check outÂ YrWall!Â This digital graffiti wall allows you to hold a realistic “spray can” to choose your colors, aim and paint away.
When YrWall was first sprung on BBC’s Dragon’s Den a few years ago the artistic innovation reminded us of our DNA Art. Inventors Tim Williams and Tom Hogan ended up striking a deal with two of the dragons on the show to earn funding for their idea. The YrWall is now fully functional, available for rent and is being used in awesome ways.
The wall is available for rent on Luma’s website, and can be set up at your events for your guests to interact with. The easy-to-use graffiti wall makes for a great idea board, brand or logo platform, or just a place for your guests to unleash their inner artist!
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Images via Luma
At first glance, this watch doesn’t look very useful — there is no face, no numbers, and no hands to give you any indication of what time of day it is. So why do we love this design so much?
This watch vibrates every five minutes to refocus the wearer’s attention and make sure they are aware of how long they have been doing the task at hand.Â SkrekstoreÂ came up with this idea as a way to make people appreciate their time more fully. When time is flying by, you are prompted not to lose track and when things seem to be dragging on you are reminded that it hasn’t been too long at all.
For the final product the team came up with the perfect interval to keep you aware without being annoying, as well as the perfect vibration to get your attention without disrupting your process. As well, the simple band and pastel colored “faces” are a great combination of minimal and fun.
We love design that focuses on us as unique human beings – check out our DNA portraits!
Via Fast Company
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.
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 canâ€™t help but stare in awe at the beauty captured in these images. All the while portraying the intensity of one of Mother Natureâ€™s most powerful, creative works.
When art and science collide, it’s a beautiful thing! We are intrigued by these stunning photos captured by Washington-based photographerÂ Angela Kelly. The photo series is titled “Frozen in a Bubble”, and gives you an up-close look at soap bubbles as they freeze in -9Â°c weather.
Kelly got the idea when she took her son outside to blow bubbles, made using a simple solution of dish soap, karo syrup, and water. She says, “we blew the bubbles across the top of our frozen patio table and also upon the hood of my car and then we watched in awe as each individual bubble froze with their own unique patternsâ€ť.Â We absolutely love the results! What do you think? Share with us in the comments!
Weâ€™re so excited that DNA 11 DNA Portraits will be featured on Global News Toronto on December 5! Be sure to tune inÂ to see how a DNA 11 DNA Portrait makes an awesome holiday gift for anyone on your list.
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It’s no secret that DNA is one of our passions! When we stumbled upon this greatÂ 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