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sadspaghetti:

so the local news picked up this crow on the skycam

sadspaghetti:

so the local news picked up this crow on the skycam

(via shakespeare-in-couitus)

— 7 hours ago with 12220 notes
leeanndufour:

420
Acrylic on wood - 24 x 30 inches

leeanndufour:

420

Acrylic on wood - 24 x 30 inches

(via leeanndufour)

— 1 day ago with 128 notes

brunchatbergdorfs:

Rami Kadi “Un Souffle d’Orient” f/w 2014-2015 haute couture

— 1 day ago with 205 notes

zealous4fashion:

Zuhair Murad Haute Couture Fall Winter 2014/15 Collection (1/2)

gifset: (2/2)

— 1 day ago with 112 notes
wildcat2030:

Biomimicry and Synthetic Biology in Space Travel
I recently contributed concept images to the University of Copenhagen Synthetic Biology Department .That type of research is fascinating and gets my creative mind wondering. In this case into space. I always try to see design through the lens of Biomimicry. Space technology seems to be dark on this matter. Space is hard on the body, extra terrestrial landscapes are devoid of the raw materials humans use to metabolize. Normal solutions isolate and insulate the body against these forces providing an artificial environment to survive and providing stored resources shuttled from earth. If one of the great contributions of 21st century science is biotechnology and a master of genomics what does that mean for our existence in space and beyond. I looked to the butterfly as an inspiration for my exploration. The butterfly goes through a lengthy process of metamorphosis to enact change in its physical character for a different stage of its life. What if people could use synthetic biology to metamorphose into a body that could survive in martian climates? What if the long journey is spent going through the biological change instead of laying dormant in cryogenic sleep?In visual searches for my collage to illustrate this concept I consistently found Chrysalis under the protection of understory leaves. It made me realize the synergy between Solar Collection of Understory Leaves and how that efficient structure harnesses light so well in low light areas, maybe some of the concepts could be applied to the design of Giant Solar Sail craft to ferry pioneers to distant planets and through deep space. Perhaps at the end of the journey the craft could facilitate biological production of complex substances needed in the new frontier. (via Biomimicry and Synthetic Biology in Space Travel | Bios Design Collective)

wildcat2030:

Biomimicry and Synthetic Biology in Space Travel

I recently contributed concept images to the University of Copenhagen Synthetic Biology Department .That type of research is fascinating and gets my creative mind wondering. In this case into space. I always try to see design through the lens of Biomimicry. Space technology seems to be dark on this matter. Space is hard on the body, extra terrestrial landscapes are devoid of the raw materials humans use to metabolize. Normal solutions isolate and insulate the body against these forces providing an artificial environment to survive and providing stored resources shuttled from earth. If one of the great contributions of 21st century science is biotechnology and a master of genomics what does that mean for our existence in space and beyond. I looked to the butterfly as an inspiration for my exploration. The butterfly goes through a lengthy process of metamorphosis to enact change in its physical character for a different stage of its life. What if people could use synthetic biology to metamorphose into a body that could survive in martian climates? What if the long journey is spent going through the biological change instead of laying dormant in cryogenic sleep?In visual searches for my collage to illustrate this concept I consistently found Chrysalis under the protection of understory leaves. It made me realize the synergy between Solar Collection of Understory Leaves and how that efficient structure harnesses light so well in low light areas, maybe some of the concepts could be applied to the design of Giant Solar Sail craft to ferry pioneers to distant planets and through deep space. Perhaps at the end of the journey the craft could facilitate biological production of complex substances needed in the new frontier. (via Biomimicry and Synthetic Biology in Space Travel | Bios Design Collective)

— 1 day ago with 55 notes
wildcat2030:

Onward to Europa
The oceans of Jupiter’s ice worlds might be swimming with life — so why do we keep sending robots to Mars? - If Europa is alive, if some biology dwells within those dark waters, the implications would be even more staggering than finding life on Mars. Our gaze would turn to Jupiter’s Ganymede next, and to Callisto, along with Saturn’s Titan and Enceladus, and perhaps even the dwarf planets such as Ceres and Pluto, all of which also likely harbour substantial subsurface reservoirs, heated through some combination of tides and radioactive decay. (via It’s time to look for life in Europa’s ocean – Lee Billings – Aeon)

wildcat2030:

Onward to Europa

The oceans of Jupiter’s ice worlds might be swimming with life — so why do we keep sending robots to Mars?
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If Europa is alive, if some biology dwells within those dark waters, the implications would be even more staggering than finding life on Mars. Our gaze would turn to Jupiter’s Ganymede next, and to Callisto, along with Saturn’s Titan and Enceladus, and perhaps even the dwarf planets such as Ceres and Pluto, all of which also likely harbour substantial subsurface reservoirs, heated through some combination of tides and radioactive decay. (via It’s time to look for life in Europa’s ocean – Lee Billings – Aeon)

— 2 days ago with 121 notes
1950sunlimited:

from:
"Jules Verne, The Man Who Invented The Future" 1964
 Written by Franz Born 
 Illustrated by Peter B Plasencia
 color added

1950sunlimited:

from:

"Jules Verne, The Man Who Invented The Future" 1964

 Written by Franz Born

 Illustrated by Peter B Plasencia

 color added

— 2 days ago with 129 notes