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Cellular tornadoes and how they shape our organs

Illustration realized in the framework of a collaboration between the Image/Recit option of the HEAD (Haute École d'Art et de Design) - Genève and the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Geneva. During growth and development, cells are known to self-organize to give rise... click to read more

  • Yamini Ravichandran | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of science, University of Geneva, Geneva Switzerland
Views 2845
Reading time 3 min
published on Mar 25, 2022
Tiny molecular probes reveal invisible forces inside cells

To function and survive, all cells need to sense and respond to invisible physical forces. Being able to detect and measure these forces is thus key to our understanding of life. Still, it remains one of the most complex problems facing current Science. In particular, biologists... click to read more

  • Margot Riggi | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Biochemistry Department, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA
Views 4582
Reading time 4 min
published on Jan 10, 2022
Math reveals the evolution of composition in paintings

A long-standing question in art and aesthetics is if there are culturally and temporally transcendent design principles within art and, if so, how the principles evolve over time. Among various design principles, compositional techniques in painting that focus on the spatial arrangement of elements on... click to read more

  • Byunghwee Lee | PhD Student at Department of physics, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Republic of Korea
  • Hawoong Jeong | Professor at Department of physics, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Republic of Korea
Views 3517
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Dec 29, 2021
Unveiling the secrets of ancient Egyptian ink

The earliest examples of preserving human thoughts by applying ink on a flexible and durable material, papyrus, were found in Ancient Egypt at the dawn of recorded history (c. 3200 BCE). Egyptians used black ink for writing body text, while red ink was often used... click to read more

  • Marine Cotte | Beamline scientist at European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble, and CNRS, Paris, France
  • Thomas Christiansen | Egyptologist at Egyptology Section, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen (alumnus), Denmark
  • Sine Larsen | Professor at Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Views 10302
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Dec 22, 2021
Non-cuttable material inspired by seashells

Nature is dynamic and complex. Therefore, creatures generate the most efficiently functioning biological materials. For example, abalone sea creatures have shells that resist attacks by predators to crack them open. Shells combine hard calcium carbonate crystals interleaved with softer layers of viscoelastic proteins. The interlinking... click to read more

  • Stefan Szyniszewski | Assistant Professor at Department of Engineering, Durham University, Durham, UK
  • Miranda Anderson | Research Fellow at Philosophy and Literature, University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland
Views 2840
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jul 21, 2021