Posts Tagged ‘Science’
 
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 Cordón 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 Art+Science, Cool Design of the Week, Inspirational Design of the Week, Just Cool by Courtney on September 19th, 2013
 

Inspirational Design of the Week: Outdoor Constellation Wall

A fun, unique, and interactive outdoor light installation combining two of our favorite things — art + science! Created by LGA Architectural Partners for a family in Toronto, Canada, the firm depicted a starry night sky on the family’s garage door.

The design includes representations of the constellations Sagittarius, Scorpio, as well as Orion. The patterns were created using a laser-cutter, after which LED lights were installed  to illuminate the design from behind — the lights were fitted in the four-inch-deep cavity of the doors.

We absolutely love the installation, and what it adds to the outdoor atmosphere of this home. It’s a true conversation piece, that we’re sure will remain with them for many years. What are your thoughts on the design? We’d love to hear from you in the comments!

Via Dwell

 
 
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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Posted in Inspirational Design of the Week, Just Cool, Science by Courtney on February 21st, 2013
 

You know that we love designs that combine art + science, but for our inspiration of the week we’ve chosen to feature a design that combines furniture + science instead. Via Tech Nation News:

Why step outside to gaze at the moon when you can just admire your credenza? This design by Sotirios Papadopoulos features a photo-realistic image of the moon that has been treated with special material so that it glows in the dark. It will absorb the lights of the sun and in your home during the day and be luminescent at night.

There are only 24 of these credenzas available, and they ship with a CD of original music designed to go with the piece. I hope it includes recordings of howling wolves.

Product Page (Pricing Available Upon Request via Book of Joe and Laughing Squid)

 
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Posted in International, Just Cool, On this day in science, Science by Courtney on November 2nd, 2012
 

On this Day in Science is a DNA 11 blog series featuring historical discoveries, births, or news in the science or genetics world.

Twelve years ago today, the International Space Station finally began operation two years after it was officially launched into orbit.  The station has roughly the same volume as a five-bedroom house and can hold up to six crew members at a time. It’s still in use today, and has housed astronauts and cosmonauts from over a dozen different nations. Via National Geographic:

The International Space Station is an orbiting laboratory and construction site that synthesizes the scientific expertise of 16 nations to maintain a permanent human outpost in space.

While floating some 240 miles (390 kilometers) above Earth’s surface, the space station has hosted a rotating international crew since November 2000.

Astronauts and supplies are ferried by … the Russian Soyuz and Progress spacecraft. Astronauts who reach the facility aboard one of these missions typically live and work in orbit for about six months.

Simply by spending time in orbit, astronauts reveal much more about how humans can live and work in space. Crews have learned the difficulties of diet, in a world in which their sense of taste is decreased, and of getting a good night’s sleep while secured to a non-floating object.

But the crew is also occupied with a full suite of scientific experiments, the ongoing improvement and construction of the station, and a rigorous regime of physical training. Astronauts must exercise for two hours each day to counteract the detrimental effects of low gravity on the body’s skeleton and circulatory system.

COOL FACT: The state of Texas passed a piece of legislation in 1997 allowing US astronauts to vote even if they were serving a mission in space. To this day, American occupants of the ISS can “beam” down their ballots via a secure electronic system.

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Posted in Just Cool, Science by Courtney on October 12th, 2012
 

Portrait of Albert Einstein

Known for his fuzzy hair, quirky personality, and of course E=mc— Albert Einstein is the original “absent-minded professor”. Today he is regarded for being one of the most intelligent men in history. Have you ever wondered what sets him apart from the rest?

In 1955 a pathologist named Thomas Harvey removed, preserved, and photographed Einstein’s brain after an autopsy. Fast forward 57 years and Harvey has now given us the chance to digitize these samples, and they’ve been turned in to a new iPad app so we can take a closer look at the famous physicist’s brain . Via Discovery News:

A new iPad app lets anyone who wants to, take a microscopic look at Albert Einstein’s brain … The app was created by a Chicago museum that got permission to scan and make digital about 350 slides containing very thin slices of Einstein’s brain that were obtained after he died. Already, doctors studying Einstein’s brain discovered that his parietal lobe — which governs our understanding of math, language and spatial relationships — was 15 percent wider than normal. The slides will allow researchers to dig deep into the genius’ brain tissue and possibly find other areas that are different from the rest of our brains.

The app, which is dubbed “Einstein Brain Atlas“, can be purchased for just $9.99. One of the best parts about it? All profits from the sales will go to support the Department of Defense’s National Museum of Health and Medicine. Even after half a century, Einstein is still making an impact on modern day science.

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Photo credit: Yousef Karsh circa 1948.

 

 

 
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