Kimoto.us - Personal Web Space of Andrew Kimoto
Centre for Systems and Synthetic Biology (CSSB) | University of Kerala | Kariyavattom Campus, Thiruvananthapuram, Keralam, India
The Biotron Institute for Experimental Climate Change Research - Collaborators
Sauro Lab at University of Washington
SynBioDex (Synthetic Biology Data Exchange Group)
Great news today: we will start a series of showcases that are meant to make the jaws drop! Here’s the first one of the series: none of the 50 photos are photoshopped, to emphasize the natural beauty and the professionalism of the photographers. 50 scenes that cannot be seen in the daily life, 50 jewels of the photographic art!
When a light bulb burns out, we rarely give it a second thought. You can lend your imagination toward this fragile household item, intent on giving burnt out bulbs a second life as something very different, and aesthetically pleasing.
Here’s the second part of jaw-dropping photographs from all over the world. If you missed the first part, you can see it HERE .
Scientists have found the biggest and oldest reservoir of water ever--so large and so old, it’s almost impossible to describe. The water is out in space, a place we used to think of as desolate and desert dry, but it's turning out to be pretty lush. Researchers found a lake of water so large that it could provide each person on Earth an entire planet’s worth of water--20,000 times over. Yes, so much water out there in space that it could supply each one of us all the water on Earth--Niagara Falls, the Pacific Ocean, the polar ice caps, the puddle in the bottom of the canoe you forgot to flip over--20,000 times over. The water is in a cloud around a huge black hole that is in the process of sucking in matter and spraying out energy (such an active black hole is called a quasar), and the waves of energy the black hole releases make water by literally knocking hydrogen and oxygen atoms together.