Development of a frog


Development of a frog

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Glowing umbrellas and art without authorship

The modern performance company Pilobolus and MIT’s Distributed Robotics Laboratory teamed up at PopTech 2012 along with several hundred volunteers for a collaborative art excercise. Guided by a camera fixed on a towering crane, the volunteers moved around holding umbrellas fixed with LED lights to spontaneously create dramatic colorful formations in a darkened outdoor amphitheater. 


Dancing Dead Leaves by Yunfan Tan

Have you ever danced with the devil by the pale moonlight? Batman has, but surely the fallen leaves that have given their lives annually for a few thousand millennia know that feel as well, though Yunfan believes that need not be a saddening sacrifice: looping the withering process and turning it into an endless dance, the leaves’ way of saying this isn’t goodbye… just we’ll do this again next year.

Artist: Behance / Tumblr / Linkedin



Firewall by Aaron Sherwood created in collaboration with Mike Allison

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The DNA Replication Complex, an assembly of proteins that synthesizes new DNA before cell division.  It consists of Helicase, Primase, Single-strand binding proteins, and DNA polymerase III.  Because DNA strands can only be copied in one direction, the complex must pull out loops of one strand and replicate it in fragments.  At this moment there are hundreds of trillions of these molecular machines in constant activity within your body.

Video Credit: Drew Barry


Geometric Food Photos

by Turkish artist Sakir Gokcebag (via Design Boom)


Cell Division

"Wildlife conservation is always behind the eight ball, always fighting catch up…we’re always fighting crisis because we’re not at the right scale."Alan Rabinowitz, president and CEO of Panthera and one of the world’s leading big cat experts.


chronophotographs from the late 1800s (pre cinema) by Étienne-Jules Marey


chronophotographs from the late 1800s (pre cinema) by Étienne-Jules Marey