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Beautiful ‘flowers’ self-assemble in a beaker
With the hand of nature trained on a beaker of chemical fluid, the most delicate flower structures have been formed in a Harvard laboratory—and not at the scale of inches, but microns.
These minuscule sculptures, curved and delicate, don’t resemble the cubic or jagged forms normally associated with crystals, though that’s what they are. Rather, fields of carnations and marigolds seem to bloom from the surface of a submerged glass slide, assembling themselves a molecule at a time.
By simply manipulating chemical gradients in a beaker of fluid, Wim L. Noorduin, a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and lead author of a paper appearing on the cover of the May 17 issue of Science, has found that he can control the growth behavior of these crystals to create precisely tailored structures.
“For at least 200 years, people have been intrigued by how complex shapes could have evolved in nature. This work helps to demonstrate what’s possible just through environmental, chemical changes,” says Noorduin.
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this is pretty much me watching Flower Boy Next Door right now: so happy I might accidentally slap someone in the face :DD
Alice rebelling against the Red Queen and painting the Roses White instead of Red
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Also there is a reason why she is painting the roses White instead of red, though its a bit complicated to explain. Basically i was designing a game concept which meant everything in wonderland that the red queen wanted (eg red roses) was ‘evil’ and Alice in rebelion paints the roses white again. Some smart ass on tumblr accused me of ‘failing’ for this matter. I should have explained that was part of the concept actually.
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