Tag Archive: color


At 40 seconds into this ad, you can see a glimpse of the future according to ‘Under Armor’ – a women in a (terrifyingly thin) body suit interacts with some wrist mounted UI, selects a color for the bottom half of her suit, and then the top, and then off she runs.  It’s cool, and I’ve been thinking about it a lot.

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Even Silkworms Are What They Eat

Fluorescent silk cocoons fluorescing under UV light

Fluorescent silk cocoons fluorescing under UV light

If you ever did that experiment where you left cut white carnations in tinted water until the flowers were edged with color, then you’ll understand what Dr. Natalia Tansil and her team at the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering have been doing with silkworms.

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Turn away now if you’re the type to run screaming at the thought of scientists and inventors meddling with things best left alone – because the E. Chromi project involves synthetic biology and the E. Coli bacteria.  Go on, the rest of us will click through.

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