NanoFlowers

While developing a new water repellant coating for solar cells, Cambridge University PhD student Ghim Wei Ho generated these phenomenal microscopic organisms. If you're brainy enough to follow, here's how he does it: [ he ] passes a methane gas over silicon carbide wires, grown from Gallium, to cause these structures — called nanobouquet, nanotrees, and nanoflower — to condense, depending on the temperature and …

Twexus

Twexus is a database of over 20,000 digital photographs taken by Andreas Wacker. There are a couple different ways to search for photos, but my favorite is a feature called pairs. All it does is randomly select two photos to display side by side. More often than not, the juxtaposition is rather compelling.

Mass Distraction

Mass Distraction is a thesis project from the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea. Agnelli Davide and Drori Tal designed 3 jackets that challenge the experience of balancing your attention between the friend right next to you and the person calling your mobile phone. We all know how rude some people can get when the cell phone rings– all of a sudden, mid sentence even, their attention …