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30 Of The Most Powerful Images Ever

A picture is worth a thousand words, but not all pictures are created equal. The pictures we usually feature on Bored Panda can be cute, beautiful, …

World Trade Center

Why Leaves Change Color

Charles Rennie Mackintosh observed that, “Art is the flower, Life is the Green Leaf,” but I would very humbly add that after the green leaf dies, all those red, orange, and yellow leaves become nature’s most magnificent work of art.<p>For the past two weeks I’ve enjoyed autumn’s splendor, from the …

Danceroom Spectroscopy: dancing molecules bring the atomic world to life - video

Danceroom Spectroscopy is an educational, interactive visualisation of the world of atoms and molecules developed by a team led by Dr David Glowacki. 'No matter how many textbooks show stationary snapshots of cells, molecules and atoms, they are misleading,' says Glowacki. 'Tiny things are actually …

For $10, Convert Your Smartphone into a Microscope with Photo and Video Capabilities

[Update – 10:43AM 10/29/13] We actually built one of these $10 microscope stands. Take a look at the photos we took using it to see how well it works.<p>…

How Many Cells Are In Your Body?

You might be surprised to know that until very recently, no one really knew the answer to this question. Estimates have ranged from 5 billion to 200 …

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Life in close-up: photomicrography competition winners - in pictures

Nikon has announced the winners of its 2013 Small World Photomicrography Competition. Winning images were selected for displaying both artistic quality and scientific technique. Eric Flem at Nikon said: "After 39 years we are proud to watch the competition continue to grow, allowing us to honor …

Morphing Table inFORM

<b>Morphing Table inFORM</b><p>Well, what can I say… The Future is here. This is one of the most amazing artifacts from the future I’ve seen in a long time.<p>Think about the potential and what you can do with it when they increase the resolution and the strength of the blocks (carbon composites, graphene… whatever). I definitely share the astonishment of Kevin Kelly:<p>Wow, it’s the beginning of….. something in our future. There must be a science fiction name for a full body controlled virtually. It’s a demo …

Scientists develop nanoscale 'train set' controlled by DNA

Microscopic system uses protein called kinesin to move 'cargo' of molecules of green dye along short DNA strands<p>A nanoscale 'train set' powered by microscopic motors and controlled by DNA has been developed by scientists.<p>The system can construct its own network of tracks spanning tens of …

Extreme synesthesia: Texas teenager says she can 'feel' the machines around her

<i>Wassily Kandinsky's</i> Composition X<i>. Kandinsky is widely believed to have been a synesthete.</i><p>Synesthesia, loosely defined as the phenomenon of a sensation creating an unnatural secondary sensation, is actually quite common; some humans perceive numbers as colors, for instance. But <i>Psychology Today</i> …