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12

Nov


Mesmerizing, Camera-Less Images of Electrocuted Flowers Marina Galperina, flavorwire.com
It can take up to 150 attempts to cap­ture one of these glow­ing, alien plant images — not to men­tion the risk of acci­den­tal elec­tro­cu­tion with 80,000 volts. But look at the results! Beau­ti­ful. Fear­less, patient San Fran­cis­co artist Rob…

Mesmerizing, Camera-Less Images of Electrocuted Flowers
Marina Galperina, flavorwire.com

It can take up to 150 attempts to cap­ture one of these glow­ing, alien plant images — not to men­tion the risk of acci­den­tal elec­tro­cu­tion with 80,000 volts. But look at the results! Beau­ti­ful. Fear­less, patient San Fran­cis­co artist Rob…

21

Feb

8bitfuture:

30,000 year old flower revived.
Scientists have resurrected a flower from plant tissues found frozen in Siberian permafrost, thought to be 30,000-32,000 years old. The new Silene stenophylla is healthy and fertile, and producing viable seeds.
The experiment has excited many because it proves that material trapped in the permafrost is recoverable and usable - scientists have been working to recover other species of plant and animal life from the same area, such as the woolly mammoth.

8bitfuture:

30,000 year old flower revived.

Scientists have resurrected a flower from plant tissues found frozen in Siberian permafrost, thought to be 30,000-32,000 years old. The new Silene stenophylla is healthy and fertile, and producing viable seeds.

The experiment has excited many because it proves that material trapped in the permafrost is recoverable and usable - scientists have been working to recover other species of plant and animal life from the same area, such as the woolly mammoth.

24

Mar

Voodoo lily offers trip to smell hellA voodoo lily, a giant tropical flower that sends out the stink of rotting flesh when it opens, is getting set to open at the Minnesota Zoo.

Voodoo lily offers trip to smell hell
A voodoo lily, a giant tropical flower that sends out the stink of rotting flesh when it opens, is getting set to open at the Minnesota Zoo.