Boasting the ability to put bioluminescence in the palm of your hand, the Dino Pet really is a pretty awesome little toy. The little crystal fella photosynthesizes during the day to light up at night, recreating a natural, beautiful occurrence without...
Olympus BioScapes 2012
Each year as part of the Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition, the world's most impressive images and movies of life science subjects taken by microscope are put on show. The work of this year's more than 2000 entrants delivered striking...
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Genspace
In our latest video we explore Genspace, a community biotech lab based in Brooklyn. When most people imagine a research laboratory they usually don't envision it living in an unassuming building on a major urban thoroughfare, but Genspace—one...
In an innovative approach to consuming with minimal waste, Harvard Professor David Edwards and his team have developed WikiCells, self-contained, edible packaging for liquids, mousses and emulsions. The membrane that houses the various WikiCells...
The Scholium Project
The idea of switching careers in mid-life may seem far-fetched for most, but for philosophy professor Abe Schoener this aspiration became a reality when he decided to turn the tables in 1998 and become a student of viticulture. Taking sabbatical...
This year the clear movement at the London Design Festival was design concepts derived from biology. With a push by the Global Color Research, London's premier color and trend forecasting agency, "Botanics" has made it's way onto the design scene...