Bionic City

By Melissa Sterry | Biomimetics, Biotechnology & Biology for the Built Environment

Fast moving ciliates and bacteria. #Algae are keeping still and photosynthesizing #plankton #microscopy

Exhibition: Grundon & Fletcher

Tessa Grundon<p>Tessa Grundon grew up in the Middle East, UK and the United States. She now divides her time between the UK, her home in lower Manhattan …


Evolution experiment has now followed 68,000 generations of bacteria | Ars Technica

It’s basically a time machine. For bacteria.<p>On February 24, 1988, Richard Lenski seeded 12 flasks with <i>E. coli</i> and set them up to shake overnight at …


The Artist Using an Algorithm to Generate Rose Petals

Nature, data and artificial intelligence combine to powerful effect in Sarah Meyohas‘ new exhibition – a exercise in the artificiality of beauty as …


British birds evolve bigger beaks to use garden feeders

Researchers say UK’s enthusiasm for bird feeders compared with mainland Europe responsible for increase in beak length<p>The reason some birds in Britain have evolved bigger beaks over the past 40 years may be down to the country’s enthusiasm for feeding them in their gardens, researchers have …


‘If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water’

Taken with NightCap Pro. Light Trails mode, 8.93 second exposure.<p>Taken with NightCap Pro. Light Trails mode, 145.03 second exposure.<p>Taken with …

Digital Photography

Art and Biology Meet at Nonhuman Networks Exhibition in Berlin

<b>The exhibition Nonhuman Networks at Art Laboratory Berlin invites us to connect with other organisms and rethink our relationship with the</b> …


How do you define life? Something with a pulse, that shifts in space and time? Explore ideas @SciGalleryLon at the Haemotel. Guy's campus

Watch this butterfly-inspired robot undergo mechanical metamorphosis

When you picture futuristic robots, you probably imagine a machine that behaves like Optimus Prime — nimbly transforming itself into different shapes and combinations at will.<p>That remains a distant fantasy, but researchers at MIT say a new model for adaptive machines is beginning to emerge, one …


Sand becomes "increasingly scarce and expensive", threatening glassmaking and construction

A symposium taking place at Dutch Design Week later this month will discuss the rapid depletion of the world's sand reserves, which could leave …


Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) #butterfly wing development from the start of pupation to the time of eclosion.

2017 Nikon Small World in Motion Competition - Second Place


Foster + Partners provides support for interdisciplinary research into the structure of bones | Foster + Partners

As part of the practice’s aim to strengthen connections between industry and academia, Foster + Partners has been working with Alessandro Felder, PhD …

Veterinary Medicine

LiveCycles IAAC's Installation at the 4th Tallinn Architecture Biennale

Curated by IAAC MAA Faculty <b>Claudia Pasquero</b>, the <b>2017 Tallinn Biennale bioTallinn</b> aims to challenge typical assumptions of what constitutes the …

Baltic Sea

Migration, Interrupted

bioGraphic<p>Encroaching development is putting pronghorns at risk, but new conservation strategies are giving these record-setting runners a leg …


LiveCycles - Teaser // IAAC's Installation at the 4th Tallinn Architecture Biennale


Post #nate clues on the beach show most recent prevailing wind direction. This is what I was trying to explain last night @JimCantore

The purple pigmented bacterium C. violacium infiltrates and colonises the page of a science fiction book. Autogenic/living illustration

Wave Form

[Image: San Andreas Fault mechanics in Parkfield, California, visualized by Ricky Vega].With the San Andreas Fault on the brain, I’ve been thinking a …

San Andreas Fault

V&A · Friday Late

The original contemporary late night event. Friday Late celebrates all aspects of contemporary visual culture and design in society, bringing …

UK Universities

'Sooty birds' reveal hidden US air pollution

<b>Soot trapped in the feathers of songbirds over the past 100 years is causing scientists to revise their records of air pollution.</b><p>US researchers measured the black carbon found on 1,300 larks, woodpeckers and sparrows over the past century.<p>They've produced the most complete picture to date of …

Climate Change

Mona Lisa printed on a leaf with photosynthesis🌿 #photosynthesis #photography #biodesign #art #science #lab #exhbition #biology #biotech #photosynthegraph

In a First, Archival-Quality Performances Are Preserved in DNA

If civilization stopped right now, in a thousand years all the magnetic tape, compact discs and hard drives humanity stores its digital media on …


GROW: A Lamp YOU Grow from Mushroom Mycelium by Ecovative & Danielle Trofe Design

Inspired by nature, designed in Brooklyn, GROWN by you!

Scientists create 'brain-like' photonic computer microchips — Mathematical Physical and Life Sciences Division

The research team has made the pioneering breakthrough of the development of photonic computer chips that imitate the way the brain's synapses …

UK Universities

Some birds use discarded cigarettes to fumigate their nests

NESTS are made from things birds find in the environment. For those that live far from human dwellings, twigs and leaves predominate. For those that …


Microscopic world even bigger than previously thought

8,000 new species<p>In the past, microbes were discovered mainly by culturing them in a laboratory. Microbes are difficult to culture in artificial …


Anthology: the journeys of Wasps in the anthropocene

Nest visualised with UV, revealing the fluorescent optical brightner<p>Nest in daylight<p>Nest observed under UV, revealing the fluorescent optical …


Coastal Cities Need to Love Their Wetlands

New research shows that these natural fixtures can significantly reduce damage from storm surges.<p>A 12-year “hurricane drought” during which no major hurricanes formed in the Atlantic ended dramatically in 2017. The devastating impacts of Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria across the United States and …