Google Project Glass could hypothetically become Project Contact Lens. Mr. Parviz, who is also an associate professor at the University of Washington, specializes in bionanotechnology, which is the fusion of tiny technologies and biology. He most recently built a tiny contact lens that has embedded electronics and can display pixels to a person’s eye.
Einstein's Cross, a quasar in the Pegasus constellation, is an excellent example of gravitational lensing. The quasar is about 8 billion light-years from Earth, and sits behind a galaxy that is 400 million light-years away. Four images of the quasar appear around the galaxy because the intense gravity of the galaxy bends the light coming from the quasar.
Frost flower, also known as “ice flower” or “ice ribbon,” is a phenomenon in which thin layers of ice are squeezed like toothpaste from plants in autumn or early winter. The thin layers of ice are shaped into exquisite forms that curl into petals looking like ribbons or flowers. ...a frost flower is formed when the sap in the stem of plants have frozen, causing the stem tissue to burst, and allowing the water to extrude outward and freezes upon contact with cold air.
SOMETHING NEW in sound! Raphaël Pluvinage and Marianne Cauvard's Noisy Jelly project is a game that allows each player to create their own musical instrument out of jelly. The video for the project uses absolutely no sound editing, and needs to be seen and heard to be believed.
The prevailing wisdom has been that every cell in the body contains identical DNA. However, a new study of stem cells derived from the skin has found that genetic variations are widespread in the body's tissues, a finding with profound implications for genetic screening, according to Yale School of Medicine researchers.
The sky at night at McCloud Falls in northern CA.