A duck born with a deformed left foot can now walk, thanks to a 3-D printed prosthetic foot.
[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/15184546 w=500&h=375] A bald eagle, named Beauty, was found with the top half of her beak shot off. Rescued by Jane Fink Cantwell of Birds of Prey Northwest, Beauty is unable to feed or clean herself due to the loss of anatomy. While visiting the rescue center with his daughters, Nate Calvin of the Kinetic Engineering Group offered to help create a prosthetic beak. Calvin made a mold of the disfigured upper beak, laser-scanned it, modeled a prosthetic beak […]
New York City artist, Jordan Eagles, sometimes referred to as the “blood artist” has been using blood procured from a slaughterhouse as his primary medium for over a decade. Eagles manipulates the blood through layering, heating, burning, aging, and sometimes mixing with copper to spark the flow of energy once present. Preserved and encased in plexiglass and UV resin, the “works becomes relics of that which was once living, embodying transformation, regeneration and an allegory of death to life.” When […]
新世界「透明標本」 – New World Transparent Specimens is an exhibition composed of specimens created using a preservation and dyeing technique typically used for scientific purposes to examine the skeletal system. Tomita uses an enzyme to dissolve the natural proteins in the soft tissue. He then injects magenta dyes into the bones and blue dyes into the cartilages, highlighting the usually unseen internal structures. The creature is then preserved in a jar of glycerin. Some of Tomita’s smaller specimens (fish, shrimp and […]
After my first teaching experience as a Biology TA and playing with the Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches in lab, I feel re-inspired by them especially after reading this: “In September 2006, amusement park Six Flags Great America announced it would be granting unlimited line-jumping privileges for all rides to anyone who could eat a live Madagascar hissing cockroach as part of a Halloween-themed FrightFest. Furthermore, if a contestant managed to beat the previous world record (eating 36 cockroaches in 1 minute), he would receive season […]
Subject: Indirect Plant Defense When a corn plant is munched by a caterpillar, the physical damage and certain chemicals in the caterpillar’s saliva combine to elicit release of volatile compounds from the corn leaf. This attracts parasitoid wasps that lay their eggs in the hapless caterpillars’ bodies. Audience: Children in basic science courses of grade school Media: Animated GIF GIF animation is an excellent way of illustrating a simple concept while adding a real sense of motion to capture the […]