Melissa Sterry

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12 Incredible X-Rays Reveal How Different Pregnant Animals Look

Pregnancy varies widely throughout the animal kingdom, as these incredible x-rays reveal. Whether laying eggs or bearing litters, they prove that the miracle of life remains fascinating. A peek at x-rays of these pregnant animals, from the familiar cat and dog to the exotic Langur Monkey, gives us …

Animals

Using plants and quantum physics for potential superefficient solar cells

<b>A University of California, Riverside assistant professor has combined photosynthesis and physics to make a key discovery that could help make solar cells more efficient. The findings were recently published in the journal Nano Letters.</b><p>Nathan Gabor is focused on experimental condensed matter …

Science

BioSalon III

On Wednesday 30th November 2016 I had the pleasure of joining peers Claudia Pasquero [cofounder, ecoLogicStudio/Urban Morphogenesis Lab, UCL/IaaC], …

Greenwich, UK

ADAPT-r

ADAPT-r, on show at Ambika 3 gallery, London until December 18th 2016, explores the research processes of artists, architects, and designers, …

Kalaripayattu Training ,Techniques & Exercise-Kalari fight -Meipayattu- Kalari exercise documentary

Kalaripayattu Troupe : The Indian Martial Art - Folk Dance, Fight and Music -kalari Kendram Delhi

Tiselius on the [then] coming "great future of industry... from biology". 1970 https://t.co/RwJ9jQBqaj

Incredible Fungi Timelapse from Planet Earth II

This stunning timelapse footage from the new Planet Earth II series on BBC One captures a wide variety of unusual fungi as it blooms at night. The …

Time-lapse Photography

This Entrepreneur Is Learning From Nature How To Design A City

, Women@Forbes<p>Melissa Sterry is a Design Scientist and founder of Bionic City, a creative platform connecting those who research and practice biodesign, which seeks to better adapt human life and solve problems through the application of patterns and strategies observable in nature. Sterry’s …

Learning

How the world can save bees and pollinating insects

An international research team has released a top-10 list of ways countries can protect pollinating insects such as bees, which are vital for food …

Insects

How nature uses physics to make blue without pigment

Morpho butterfly. Credit: Kevin Walsh<p><i>Pigments are one way to be colorful, but butterflies rely on physics at the nanoscale. The Blue Diadem butterfly, found on the African continent, is roughly the size of a saucer with wings spread. These wings fascinated Radwanul Hasan Siddique of the California</i> …

Science

As the Aedes aegypti mosquito spreads globally, so does the risk of epidemics

Of all the mosquito species that populate the planet, few have proved themselves more resilient or more deadly to humans than the <i>Aedes aegypti.</i> The epidemics fueled by this tiny mosquito stretch across hundreds of years and include millions of victims.<p>Yellow fever, dengue fever, chikungunya. And …

Biology

Flat-packed cabin concept allows tiny houses to be assembled like IKEA furniture

A Vancouver-based startup's conceptual design for flat-packed recreational cabins would allow users to build for themselves, making the wilderness …

Interior Design

The Cass launches programme to crowdfund graduate design

Fresh design graduates are being encouraged to get into crowdfunding early by a new initiative from London's Cass School of Art and Architecture.<p>The …

Design

peca studio molds volcanic rock into lava dining table

peca studio molds volcanic rock into lava dining table<p><b>mexico’s wealth and history emanate from the pores of its volcanic rocks, a material that</b> …

Design

New Zealand town builds underpass to help penguins travel between their nests and sea

A town in New Zealand has created the first penguin underpass in the country to help a colony of the birds cross a busy road that lies between the …

New Zealand

This Cheap Robot Does Boring Lab Work, So Scientists Can Use Their Time For Discoveries

At big labs, robots perform the menial tasks of science. The $3,000 OT-One makes that possible for small-time researchers, so they can move more quickly toward big discoveries.<p>One recent rainswept Brooklyn day, Will Canine was standing beside the OT-One, a machine he hacked together from 3D-printer …

Robotics

Stretchy Artificial Skin Lets Prosthetic Hand Sense Heat, Humidity, and Pressure

It's so sophisticated, it can even tell the difference between a dry and soggy diaper<p>Prosthetic limbs that can be controlled by an amputee’s thoughts or muscle movements already exist. But what if they could also sense the environment and then send that information back to the amputee’s nervous …

Unlocking the genetic code of an ancient survivor

The draft genome of Ginkgo biloba, the sole surviving species of an ancient group of seed plants, has been published<p><i>Ginkgo biloba</i> is a beautiful tree. Its elegant fan-shaped leaves, which turn a vivid yellow in Autumn, are often borrowed by the world of art and design. In South-East Asia, ginkgo …

Genetics

Between a rock and a hard place: Biologists unearth sandstone-excavating bees

Utah State University entomologists have discovered a bee species with a similar, undeterred building drive in the unforgiving deserts of the …

Insects

Leafscape - a limited edition art book by Inky Leaves

My name is Jess Shepherd (aka Inky Leaves), I am a botanical painter and I would love to have your support to help turn an illustrated book into a …

Vivienne Westwood’s son burns first part of punk collection

After failing to sell the 'Anarchy in the UK' acetate on eBay, Joe Corre has destroyed the first piece of memorabilla ahead of the £5m collection’s burning After failing to secure a sale on eBay, Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McClaren’s son Joe Corré has burnt the first relic from his £5m punk …

Vivienne Westwood

Living cells bind silicon and carbon for the first time

Modified bacterial enzyme taught to make bonds that evolution avoids.<p>Silicon is all around us: after oxygen, it is the most abundant element in …

Life Sciences

Thai boxing

Best Muay Thai Skills of TONY JAA - Tuyệt chiêu Muay Thái

Champion Kickboxer Tiffany van Soest to Make Her MMA Debut at Invicta 19

Fightland Blog<p>Tiffany van Soest will be making her professional MMA bow on September 23rd against newcomer Kalyn Schwartz at Invicta FC 19.<p>“Time Bomb” will be stepping into the cage with some hype behind her. The Torrance, California, native—who owns a second degree black belt in karate—is a …

MMA & UFC

So happy to be back into my Muay Thai training after my week off in NYC ...

Silk Me Back – Arterial Kimono

Gorgeous kimono featuring the human arterial system designed by FMR for an exhibition in France, called Silk Me Back at the Nesle Gallery. Created to support victims of the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster, this exhibition featured 25 stunning kimonos like the one above. All of the kimono’s will be …

Fukushima