Constructal Law is one of our favorite new metapatterns, not just because of it’s amazing insight into natural systems. Nor the fact it’s beyond a mere theory, but an actual law of physics. It is the implications Constructal Law holds for us, we humans, the patterns of flow that we are, and what we may still become … that has got us going over here!
As its creator, Adrian Bejan, says, “To be alive is to be a flow system that’s free to change its configuration over time.”
This Studio360 piece is great:
A new generation of contact lenses built with very small circuits and LEDs promises bionic eyesight.
Michelangelo’s famous Sistine Chapel ceiling is a clear depiction of God creating the first man, right?
As one of the few people permitted to dissect corpses at the time, Michelangelo knew exactly what the human brain looked like. Was the artist secretly conveying the message that human consciousness is the creator of religion? Or was he saying that we are all gods?
Or are we overlaying meaning on top of mere coincidence? Researchers Ian Suk and Dr. Rafael J. Tamargo believe that the Sistine Chapel is embedded with more than one anatomical easter egg.
Each day NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day features a different image or photograph of our universe along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. This image of the Ancient Layered Hills on Mars taken with the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft that operated around Mars from 1996-2006 and returned over 200,000 images.
Since 2006, NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has been orbiting Mars, and is currently circling approximately 300 km (187 mi) above the Martian surface. On board the MRO is HiRISE, the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera, which has been photographing the planet for several years at resolutions as fine as mere inches per pixel. More Here
A convergence of science and song, the mission of Symphony of Science is "designed to deliver scientific knowledge and philosophy in musical form." Check out these two recent works, featuring contributions from several individuals that inspire the Foundation, and have rocked us at our desks and laboratories. All aboard the spaceship of the imagination!
Symphony of Science – "We Are All Connected" (ft. Sagan, Feynman, deGrasse Tyson & Bill Nye)
Carl Sagan – "A Glorious Dawn" (ft. Stephen Hawking) (Cosmos Remixed)
Did you know that every IF t-shirt contains a secret hidden message from Carl Sagan?
One of our beloved local Swiss artists Felice Varini has been creating intriguing works that challange perception since the ’70s. In perhaps his most ambitious work so far, "Cercle et suite d’éclats," Varini uses the whole town of Vercorin as his canvas. As art critic Joël Koskas says, "A work of Varini is an anti-Mona Lisa."