Concetta Antico is an artist with a superhuman power: she can see up to 100 million colors, a hundred times more than the average human. She is a tetrachromat: a person with four (instead of three) photoceptors in their retinas, thus possessing hyper-charged color perception.
In the video above, Antico shares with the Cut her experience living in a rainbow world of color that’s inconceivable to most of us.
For many years, people were in the dark about how other animals see. Thankfully, recent scientific researches have revealed an amazing world of vision diversity across the animal kingdoms. For example, a dragonfly’s brain works so fast that it sees movements as in slow motion, snakes pick up infrared heat signals from warm objects, thus detecting their prey, whereas horses and zebras have eyes pointed sideways, enabling them to have peripheral vision and escape danger when necessary.[…]
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Pete the fern has taken the world’s first plant-powered selfies, in a scientific trial that could revolutionise conservation in the wild, scientists have said.
The team at London Zoo has hailed the trial – which aims to develop a way of using plants to power camera traps and sensors to monitor remote habitats – a success after the fern managed to snap images of its stems and leaves.The project uses fuel cells that harness the energy of naturally occurring bacteria in the soil, fed by nutrients plants put into the earth as they grow, to generate enough electricity to power conservation equipment.
It could provide an alternative to batteries or solar panels to monitor inhospitable and remote locations such as rainforests for data including temperature and plant growth, to help experts understand threats such as climate change and habitat loss.
Earlier this year, Zoological Society of London (ZSL) scientists installed the microbial fuel cells in London Zoo’s Rainforest Life exhibit.
After spending the summer growing, Pete the maidenhair fern, has begun taking its own selfies at an “astonishing” rate, according to the team.
He is currently taking a photo every 20 seconds.[…]
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Our cultures give us a lot of advice about how to find happiness. Science, however, suggests that much of that advice just isn‘t right. Presented at the WORLD.MINDS Annual Symposium in Zurich, Switzerland.
Belonging : Patrick Murphy Artist, installation on Walker Gallery, Liverpool for Liverpool Biennial
Source: Belonging : Patrick Murphy Artist, installation on Walker Gallery, Liverpool for Liverpool Biennial
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Artist Alan Craig recreates famous iconic photographs with unique giant portraits using aerial photography. Similar to pixels, gatherings of people create these intricately composed portraits. Among some of the portraits recaptured are of the late Elvis Presley, Lucille Ball, and Marilyn Monroe. Most of the people used to create this project are outfitted in dark clothing to contrast easily with the stark white ground used as the back drop. Select areas use color to create a differentiation where the lips are.[…]
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Warm water can leave corals looking dead – but in some cases polyps still survive deep in the coral skeleton and in time they can return the coral to life
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Seeing a photograph is a visual and intellectual pleasure. Just like reading a good book, just like listening carefully to an immortal concert or opera. Sometimes relationships are established between the elements of the image, certain contrasts, a kind of dialogue between the subjects. I do not mean the composition or the usual rules of the four thirds, I speak about the subtle situations. In this series I especially like the photograph of the woman who crosses La Rambla. The female protagonist establishes a formal relationship with the three-arm lamppost. Why? The woman also has three arms and a point of distant light at the tip of the nose![…]
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