Science in three dimensions - in this case a 3d- printed binding protein. As seen in Nature, by Nicola Jones, July 14th, 2012.
Nanoparticles amplify tumor signals, making them much easier to detect in the urine, by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office, Dec 14th, 2012.
These nano- particles created by MIT engineers can act as synthetic biomarkers for disease. The particles (brown) are coated with peptides (blue) that are cleaved by enzymes (green) found at the disease site. The peptides then accumulate in the urine, where they can be detected using mass spectrometry.
// Peter Wynn, mashed pixel array data, Adam Ferriss.
"Some people … say design is about solving problems. Obviously designers do solve problems, but then so do dentists. Design is about cultural invention. There are some people who want to reduce the domain of design to listable, knowable stuff, so it’s easy to talk about. Design is a glamorous, glittering world and this means they can engage without having to actually risk themselves on the outcome of their work. This is damaging. It turns design into something terrified of invention. Design is about risk."
"Kunst ist schoen, macht aber viel Arbeit."
Valentin Ludwig Fey (Karl Valentin)
“Ein Schwarm Atlantischer Heringe (Clupea Harengus) auf Wanderung zu den Laichplaetzen an der Ostsee. Die hohe Geschwindigkeit kann ueber mehrere Tausend Kilometer durchgehalten werden. Einige Wissenschaftler sind der Meinung, dass die Fortbewegung in geschlossenen Gruppen eine Verringerung des Energieverbrauchs bewirkt.”
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