DIY Bio-LOGIC 2-day workshop Living Structures and Swarm Bodies What happens when living organisms grow on designed structures made of organic, super fertile material, shaped by you? A workshop where you create a design, print using a hacked 3D printer and organic material, which is a fertile breeding ground for a slime mould - see how the mold grows and redefines the shape of your structure. During this two-day workshop you will develop and potentially print your own generative pattern, which will be eventually colonized by an incredibly intelligent organism: the slime mold Physarum polycephalum.
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Stunning Images of Herds from Above [PICS] Stunning Images of Herds from Above [PICS] featured” /> Image: Yann Arthus-Bertrand via MMM Though the term “herd behaviour” today is most often used when talking about financial markets, it originally described individuals in a group acting together without direction – for example an animal herd fleeing from a predator. When seen from above, animal herds seem to follow intricate and intriguing patterns. The large flock of sheep in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, in the picture above, seems to form a heart shape, with a hole at the bottom from where the herder is driving the animals in a particular direction. Animals form herds for protection because a group is less likely to be attacked than a single animal.
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This stunning portrait of the sun spread like hot plasma all over the internet yesterday. Wired.com spoke with artist and astrophotographer Alan Friedman to find out how he made it. Friedman shoots the sky from his backyard in downtown Buffalo, New York. That means the usual celestial candidates — galaxies, nebulae, distant star clusters — are washed out by the glow of the city. But the sun is fair game, as long as the sky is clear and turbulence-free. The Making of a Mind-Blowing DIY Sun Photo | Wired Science
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Laughing Squid Beautiful Underwater Photography by Alexander Semenov by EDW Lynch at 11:29 am on January 19, 2012 Russian photographer Alexander Semenov takes beautiful underwater photos of sea creatures. storage - Beautiful Underwater Photography by Alexander Semenov
The eyes of lizards and other reptiles are often thought of as beady. Perhaps it's because of the cold-blooded nature of such creatures. Yet, if you take time to observe them closely, you’ll find that they are among nature's most beautiful creations. storage - Staring into the Beautiful Cold-Blooded Eyes of Reptiles | Environmental Graffiti
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Nature is a superb way of finding natural and unique inspiration. It refreshes our mind and gives us something to think about in new and exciting ways. I’m a huge fan of character illustration, especially monsters and aliens. storage - Out of this World Coral Photography
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storage - Sociable wasps have an eye for faces | Not Exactly Rocket Science At first glance, we might think that all wasps look the same. But if you look closer at the face of a paper wasp Polistes fuscatus, you’ll see a variety of distinctive markings.
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macoto murayama: inorganic flora at frantic gallery macoto murayama: inorganic florafrantic gallery, tokyo, japan december 9th - 11th, 2011 'southern star, pureblue i' (2011), part of macoto murayama's 'inorganic flora' collection on exhibition at tokyo's frantic gallery digital C-print 5.8x6.1cm originally scheduled for last march but delayed by the earthquake in japan, tokyo's frantic gallery presents this december 'inorganic flora', the first solo exhibition of japanese new media artist macoto murayama, who layers the worlds of biological investigation, artistic design, and historical study in his collection of digital prints.
Magnificent Marine Algae Blooms Seen From Space | Wired Science When microscopic marine organisms known as phytoplankton multiply into a dense population at the ocean’s surface, massive blooms can spread so far that they can only be seen from space. These algal blooms create beautiful patterns that can stretch for hundreds of miles and trace the ocean’s swirling currents. Phytoplankton are the foundation of the ocean food web and are critical to the health of nearly everything that lives there.
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