Archive for the ‘biological research’ Category

Solar Cells Made From Bioluminescent Jellyfish

Solar Cells Made From Bioluminescent Jellyfish

Swedish researchers have devised a way to turn bioluminescent jellyfish into solar cells. It works like this: the green fluorescent protein (GFP) that makes the Aequorea victoria glow is simply dripped onto a silicon dioxide substrate between two electrodes. The protein works itself into strands between the electrodes. When ultraviolet light is shined on the […]

biotek activity book for kids

“Welcome to the Biotechnology Basics Activity Book (PDF – 1.72 MB). This is an activity book for young people like you about biotechnology — a really neat topic. Why is it such a neat topic? Because biotechnology is helping to improve the health of the Earth and the people who call it home.” http://www.whybiotech.com/resources/activity-book.asp This […]

the case of the deviant toad

the case of the deviant toad

New York artist, activist and ecological researcher, Brandon Ballengée brings his startling high-resolution scanner photographs, video and preserved specimens of deformed toads to the Royal Institution for his first London solo exhibition: The Case of the Deviant Toad. The show, exploring issues of biodiversity and ecological change, presents the outcome of the artist’s ‘Ecoactions’ and study […]

nature inspired innovation: 9 examples of biomimicry

nature inspired innovation: 9 examples of biomimicry

Biomimicry is the art, skill, intuition and science of turning towards nature as inspiration for solving our dilemmas. Nature has millions of years on us in perfecting forms and systems, and it’s about time we humans turn outward when we need answers. The field of biomimicry has already yielded hundreds of solutions. Gathered here in […]

sarah peebles, laurence packer, rob king: pollination ecology

subtle technologies presentation ‘Resonating Bodies – Bumble Domicile’ was the first of a series of art installations and projects focusing on biodiversity of bees indigenous to the Greater Toronto Area. Bumble Domicile highlighted distinct features of local bumble bees through an observation hive, garden, visual and audio transformations, scent, touch, and biological information. Created by […]

emma master: golden age of biology

subtle technologies presentation Our forest has always played a critical role in Canadian economic, social, and cultural development. Through historical investment in the forest sector, Canada has emerged as a leader in forest science and technology. Undeniably, the economic competitiveness of conventional forest products has diminished in recent years. At the same time, there is […]

ryan gregory: microbes and meteors

subtle technologies presentation Life has existed on Earth for nearly 4 billion years, and currently includes an estimated 10-100 million species. The history of life has included both dramatic change (as with the “Cambrian explosion” that saw the rise of many major animal groups) and long-term stability: after billions of years, bacteria remain the most […]