Art and science don't have to be enemies all the time. The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (or FASEB, which is pronounced just like you think it is) asked a bunch of researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health to submit "captivating, high resolution images that represent the cutting edge of 21st century biomedical research." FASEB chose ten winners, which we've got for you in a seizure-inducingly colorful gallery below.
This massive bench now on display at the Industry Gallery in Washington, D.C. stretches over the warehouse space like an oversized coiled snake. Incredibly, the sculpture — called "Spun" — weighs just under ten pounds thanks to a unique carbon fiber construction process.
This unusual light bulb manages to marry the old and the new into something that is eye catching. It is an energy saving light bulb that casts a warm wooden glow thanks to a covering of extremely thin wood.
This water fountain located in Osaka Japan is more than just a bubbling display acting as a public meeting place. This water fountain projects streams and sheets of water; they flow in patterns creating everything from flowers and vines to helpfully telling the time.
Imagine a giant circle that sprays water at you from different directions while you stand in it. In your mind's eye you are picturing a shower aren't you? This loop is indeed a shower, but I believe it would prefer it if you called it a "shower system."
Several millennia from now, future archeologists will excavate through to our level of Earth strata and brush aside the layers of cigarette butts and Capri Sun pouches to uncover the remains of an architecturally schizophrenic civilization. These future Indiana Joneses will be forced to reconcile the lives of an ancient people who left behind humble, mostly square-shaped dwellings, but also erected gigantic asymmetrical behemoths that defy the very laws of physics and practicality. Were these towering multi-planed dwellings from the third millennium a tribute to some ancient war god, a misguided attempt to harness the Earth's magic, or just a terrible mess of engineering? Perhaps they will never know. Here we present 14 designs for brain-meltingly unique buildings from around the world that will be coming to a cityscape near you.
"Type City" is an art installation by artist Hong Seon Jang. Jang's taken pieces of movable type from an old printing press to build an impressive grey Gotham that at a glance one could mistake for an old black and white photo of New York.
Tokyo celebrated the Hotaru Festival (Firefly Festival) in style with the release 100,000 glowing blue LEDs orbs into the Sumida River flowing through the center of the city. After bobbing their way down the river, the special solar powered orbs were collected by giant nets so they could be reused.
Here's an interesting concept from designer Brian Matanda: it's called Timeless Capture, and it wants you to be a little more dang sentimental about your photos. Timeless Capture automatically pushes your snaps to a married photo frame, so your memories are always on display. In fact, that's the only way to view them, as the camera as no LCD viewer of its own.
Maybe you're one to share pictures of your lunch on Instagram, or maybe you're a professional photographer who uses it as an easy way to share your work. Either way, a site called Instacanvas wants your pics to turn into physical, framed prints — and you'd get a buck out of it, too.