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  The conceptually extravagant megastructure called ‘Sity’ is a design proposal for the city of Shanghai – likened to a gigantic dragon coiling its way through the city. At times the structure reaches 60 stories in height as it loops its way … Read More

Ultraviolet Light

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  Cara Phillips has created a fascinating contemplative-feeling portrait portfolio inspired by ultraviolet photography used in the medical profession to visualize the ‘state of the skin’. The project reveals “every tiny little imperfection across a person’s face. To produce the black and white series, the … Read More

Bioluminescence – Microorganisms

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  Bioluminescent phytoplankton display a vibrant bluish greenish light when disturbed or agitated by wave action – creating the sparkle of this drifting night-time spectacle. Bioluminescence occurs in these microscopic living organisms when the enzyme luciferase catalyzes oxidation of the chemical luciferin to a light-emitting state. Luciferin is well named – originating from … Read More

Bioluminescence – Crystal Jelly

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  The transparent and virtually colorless appearance of the ‘crystal jelly’ belies its fluorescent contribution to the advancement of biological imaging. The only presence of bioluminescence is a ring of green fluorescence at the rim of the umbrella shape. The ring is only visible … Read More