Researches at the University of Utah have developed a system for photographing snowflakes in free-fall. With a high-speed setup on the slopes of Alta, the crew has been able to record half a million 3D images to date, extensively cataloging and bringing to life a subject that is normally next to impossible to capture on film and off.
Researchers at Princeton this week bio-engineered ears that can pick up sound in stereo as well as frequencies beyond human capacity. Utilizing hydrogel (a base material in tissue engineering), silver nanoparticles for conductivity and calf cells, which mature to form collagen, the engineers used 3D printing technology to create the ears from scratch.
Conceptual artist Florentijin Hofman brightened up Victoria Harbor this week when he introduced his nearly 50-foot tall rendition of the classic bath toy to the city of Hong Kong. Hofman’s lovable duck has visited locations around the world with much fanfare, each time toying with the scale of its surroundings. His goal for Rubber Duck? Simply to make people smile.