Women in science!
Honouring Marie Curie, Grace Hopper, Rosalind Franklin, Ada Lovelace, Barbara McClintock and Maria Mitchell
Kapil Baghat is at it again! After his previous round of minimalist typographic tributes to great scientists (which were, admittedly, a bit male-centric) took the interwebs by storm, he’s just added this set of women in science.
Which team do you play for, physicists?
I like these simple text creations from likeaphysicist. Clean, bright, happy physics.
Star Charts of Hollywood
A delightful piece of astronomy crossed with film history, this star chart maps the constellations of Hollywood’s Golden Age, connecting its brightest stars just like we do with cosmic burning balls of gas. They’ve also got one for modern Hollywood.
Available for sale via UK design studio Dorothy, who have some really great periodic table, light and color, and map-related art on their site.
Here’s A Light Fixture That Runs On Bacteria
As we phase out incandescent lights for compact fluorescents, we save energy but take the risk of mercury pollution (there’s heavy metals galore in CFLs). What if we could light our homes with biology?
Similar to the Glowing Plant project from earlier this week, here’s Philips concept for a microbial lamp powered by the chemistry of biological luminescence. It’s part of Philips’ "Microbial Home" future concept, which also includes urban beehives and bacterial waste recycling.
You can get off the grid, and onto the petri dish.
This triple gear is a real thing, and thanks to some intricate math and the advent of 3-D printing, it exists. Before this, at least as far as I can tell, a triple-meshed gear required one of the gears to turn in the opposite direction as the other two. That is no longer the case.
I can’t for the life of me imagine what this would be used in, but hey … at least we have it now. Get to designing!
(via henryseg on Shapeways)
Covering the Space Program
NASA doesn’t need much help selling the idea that space is super-awesome, but these covers for manuals and press conference notes from the golden age of spaceflight sure don’t hurt. They are going up for auction later this month. I wouldn’t mind having one or two of those hanging in my house, eh?
Constellation minimalism from the always-great hydrogeneportfolio:
“I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.”