Tag Archives: biology

Danger: Humans

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“A message from the Interstellar Safety Council.”

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Molecular Art

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Absolutely incredible watercolors by David S. Goodsell of biomolecular structures within the body.

There are bunches more at his page (with legends and explanations), but here’s

an entire Mycoplasma mycoides cell. The cell shown here is about 250 nanometers in diameter, which is at the small end of the range of observed sizes.

As in my other work, I have tried to include all of the macromolecules at reasonable locations and concentrations, and with the actual shapes and sizes. Small molecules like sugars, ATP and water are not shown.

Mycoplasma Mycoides - by David S Goodsell

RayFish Footwear

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OK, so this is a pretty incredible (as in I’m still not quite sure I believe it) product.

These guys (RayFish) have a process they call “bio-customization” which is basically creating a transgenic stingray.

Using the DNA on file in our genetic library, you can combine the skin patterns and coloration from dozens of different species. Access the richness of natural selection. Evolve an infinite variety of shoes.

Yeah. Shoes. So basically, they have a tool on their website where you can “design” a custom stingray–the actual fucking animal. Then they grow one and harvest the leather from it to make your shoes.

Yup.

They have a little video that doesn’t really do it justice, you should follow that link up there and play with their tool.

They’ll end up running about $1800, and while I’m not about to drop that on some shoes it actually seems pretty reasonable to me. I mean for a custom genetically engineered creature (well I guess it takes two, one for each foot) to be harvested specifically for your shoes.

Rayfish Footwear - Yellow/Red
Rayfish Footwear - Blue/White
Rayfish Leather - Blue/White

Pretty fucking wild.

Transparent Specimen

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“To make specimen with “Transparent Specimen” technology, it takes some monthes to half year to bleach animal’s body. Then give some special medicine to make protein clear. Next, give some liquids to make cartilago blue, and bone is also changing color to magenta. Though we can see all organs of small animals without break any part of body.”

![Transparent Specimen](http://sweetwizard.com/img/tumblr/transparentspecimen.jpg

What, If Anything, Is Big Bird?

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Brilliant scientific description of Grande crocavis

Ancient Japanese Anatomical Charts

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Link: Ancient Japanese Anatomical Charts

There are some pretty incredible, and some pretty disturbing ones.

Hand

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Sizing up Sperm Video

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“Like most men, Glenn has no idea of the miracle of engineering tucked away in his pants”

To help understand said miracle, National Geographic is scaling it up to life size.

The Origin of Big

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How do whales get so big on such small food?

Whale

Olympus BioScapes Competition Winners

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This one is freshwater algae – Haematococcus pluvialis

Haematococcus pluvialis

Cell Size and Scale

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An interactive zooming scale diagram.

Super cool