Mesmerizing Imagery That Captures The Beauty of Chemistry

Within the new book The Beauty of Chemistry, Wenting Zhu and Yan Liang present 300 astounding images of elements up close. The duo used “infrared thermal imaging techniques, along with high-speed and time-lapse micro photography” in order to capture molecules and molecular reactions, according to Wired. Science writer and chemist Philip Ball penned the text, which deftly explains the principles behind the abstract, swirling and crystalline …

First Color Photo of Mars Taken by Aerial Vehicle

The first color photo of Mars taken by an aerial vehicle—the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter, which hovered 17 feet (or 5.2 meters) above the surface—has been published by NASA. In the image, one can see track marks that the Perseverance Mars rover made on the dusty, rocky terrain. The upper right portion of the image reveals a peek of the horizon. While it’s not the first …

Best of CH 2020: Instagram

Selections from our most-liked posts on the social media platform

The COOL HUNTING Instagram offers our editorial team (and a few contributors) an opportunity to share moments of inspiration. In previous years, our posts were taken during in-person experiences and adventures. This year, however, meant looking into our archive of original imagery quite a bit and sharing what continues to move us. As with the site, the word design—and its flexible definition—guides all that we …