Beauty in nature: microscopic plant cells. It all comes down to patterns... texture, colour and pattern inspiration #design

Beauty in nature: microscopic plant cells. It all comes down to patterns... texture, colour and pattern inspiration #design

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Cell journal cover

Cell journal cover

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Camillo Golgi, Olfactory Bulb, 1875.    “This 1875 drawing of a dog’s olfactory bulb by Camillo Golgi is but one of the many astonishing architectures that were revealed by a staining method that bears his name. Its application to the study of nervous tissue marks the beginning of modern neuroscience.”    — Carl Schoonover, Portraits of the Mind: Visualizing the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century

Camillo Golgi, Olfactory Bulb, 1875. “This 1875 drawing of a dog’s olfactory bulb by Camillo Golgi is but one of the many astonishing architectures that were revealed by a staining method that bears his name. Its application to the study of nervous tissue marks the beginning of modern neuroscience.” — Carl Schoonover, Portraits of the Mind: Visualizing the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century

The frozen remains of a mammoth have been discovered on an island north of Siberia—with blood that is still liquid. The 10,000-year-old beast was found on one of the Lyakhovsky Islands in the Novosibirsk archipelago off the northern coast of Siberia. Researchers from the Northeastern Federal University in Yakutsk poked the remains with an ice pick and, incredibly, blood flowed out.

The frozen remains of a mammoth have been discovered on an island north of Siberia—with blood that is still liquid. The 10,000-year-old beast was found on one of the Lyakhovsky Islands in the Novosibirsk archipelago off the northern coast of Siberia. Researchers from the Northeastern Federal University in Yakutsk poked the remains with an ice pick and, incredibly, blood flowed out.

The First Gear Discovered in Nature by William Herkewitz, popular mechanics: The issus nymph, a tiny planthopper (less than 0.1" long), notable for its ability to jump up to 8mph has been shown to have biological gears which lock the legs together, synchronizing their movements...Photo credit: Malcolm Burrows #Insects #Biomechanics #Issus

The First Gear Discovered in Nature by William Herkewitz, popular mechanics: The issus nymph, a tiny planthopper (less than 0.1" long), notable for its ability to jump up to 8mph has been shown to have biological gears which lock the legs together, synchronizing their movements...Photo credit: Malcolm Burrows #Insects #Biomechanics #Issus

Electron micrograph image of squid suckers! It's an array of suckers found on the tentacles of a long-finned squid.   Each sucker has a width a little smaller than the width of a human hair.  Jessica Schiffman

Electron micrograph image of squid suckers! It's an array of suckers found on the tentacles of a long-finned squid. Each sucker has a width a little smaller than the width of a human hair. Jessica Schiffman

This view of Saturn's rings in ultraviolet light indicates ice toward the outer part of the rings.

This view of Saturn's rings in ultraviolet light indicates ice toward the outer part of the rings.

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