Tag Archive: science

Flower Nanostructures created in a beaker

These false-color SEM images reveal microscopic flower structures created by manipulating a chemical gradient to control crystalline self-assembly. To create the flower structures, Noorduin and his colleagues dissolve barium chloride (a salt) and… Continue reading

Scientific Illustrations by Noel Badges Pugh

Noel Badges Pugh creates scientific illustrations as well as artwork with a more psychedelic perspective. Inspired by nature and dreams, all’s created with an utmost appreciation for the details and structure of each… Continue reading

Light pillars over Ontario

Light pillars form when a bright light (from the sun, the moon or man-made light sources) reflects off the surfaces of millions of falling ice crystals associated with thin, high-level clouds. The pillars,… Continue reading

That’s how crows build their nests in Tokyo

Photo by Yosuke Kashiwakura The crows that live in Tokyo build their nests out of metal clothes-hangers. In such a large city, there are few trees, so the natural materials that crows need to… Continue reading

Lake in Tanzania turns animals into statues

Lake Natron takes its name from natron, a naturally occurring compound made mainly of sodium carbonate, with a bit of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) thrown in. Here, this has come from volcanic ash,… Continue reading

Shockfossils: Making artwork with a 5 million volt electron accelerator

Physicist and artist Todd Johnson makes shockfossils, lightning-style sculptures, created with a 5 million volt particle accelerator.

Incredible Underwater Ice Bubbles Trapped in Canada Lake

The rare phenomenon occurs each winter in the man-made lake, Abraham Lake, located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains.  Bubbles are created as the plants on the lake bed release methane gas, which… Continue reading

The Waitomo Glowworm Caves

The breathtaking limestone caves in Waitomo, New Zealand, are home to hundreds of thousands of the beetles – which light up the caverns like bright blue stars. The caves are a perfect breeding… Continue reading

Bee Hotels for Solitary Bees

Solitary bees do not live within a hive with a queen. There are males and females. A fertilized female makes a nest in wood or stone and bored into the wood in order… Continue reading