Shimmering bees

Bees are awesome, right? I recently heard about "Shimmering" on QI, my favourite non-sensical informative TV show. Shimmering can...

Keeping a clear head

This is a barreley fish with a transparent head. Since their tubular eyes are generally directed upwards to detect...

Have your maid do it

There are many women in science that you have probably never heard off. Partly there were of course fewer...

If your wounds glow in the dark…

During the American Civil War there were stories of soldiers whose wounds would glow in the dark. Doctor’s noted...

Eat Offbeat

If you're suddenly spending a lot of time at home, you might find that much of your day starts...

2020 Art in the Lab

See some art from the lab online: www.artinthelab.com/2020exhibition A particular shout out to my friend Lori Solondz whom I...

Curiosity Stream

Maybe you’ve also already watched everything of conceivable interest on Netflix and Hulu, and even a few things you’d...

Keep calm…

I do not wish to share in the latest panic, but instead urge people to keep their nerves –...

Materials in Progress

Sascha Peters and Diana Drewes of Haute Innovation Berlin, have written a wonderful book on new materials and processes...

Open call – Design in a time of urgency

I think this is an open call worth looking at: https://opencall.sciencegallery.com/design Particularly for people in my network, the understanding...

Replication crisis and artwork

The last few months have been tough with very slow progress on bio-cementation front. I am starting to wonder,...

Microscopic success

I guess even small victories have to be celebrated. My bio-concrete experiment is moving extremely slowly, but it is...

“A kick ass woman in tech”

One of the great aspects of being involved with a space like Genspace is that it attracts a really...

Science by smell

One of the unexpected paths I went down over the course of the last two weeks was to judge...

Resortecs

First off, “Disruptive Materials” at Interzum 2019 was fantastic. My thanks again to everybody who was part of the...

Algal thermometer for Interzum 2019

The new, more portable and packable design for the algae-powered thermometer is ready. It’ll premiere at Interzum 2019 from May...

A/D/O Water Futures

You can still see the A/D/O Water Futures closing exhibition in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, until April 25th. Very happy for my...

SciArt Center & Magazine – in the lab with me

SciArt Center & Magazine (subscribe!) has a regular feature about Genspace members. In the current issue I am giving my...

The many-headed larva

A random discovery for this week, the larva of the moth Uraba lugens, also known as the Mad Hatterpillar....

Another treasure

“Photographs of British Algae” by Anna Atkins is another treasure from the past. Atkins is possibly the first woman...