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It Took Three Years to Film This Spectacular Timelapse of Hundreds of Blooming Flowers

As a follow-up to his short film entitled Fall that we shared almost five years ago, filmmaker Jamie Scott spent the past three years filming a sequel called Spring, which features incredible timelapse footage of hundreds of flowers blossoming as they usher in warmer weather. Read More >>

science
Electronic Roses Could One Day Turn Gardens Into Batteries

In the TV series, Star Trek: Voyager, the space ship was the first of its kind to be built with biological circuitry designed to speed up its processing capabilities. What once was science fiction, however, creeps closer to reality as researchers have successfully created a cyborg rose that functions as an electronic circuit. Read More >>

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A Katana Slicing Roses in Slo-Mo Is a Perfect Metaphor For Your Last Few Valentine’s Days

Does just the thought of February 14th fill you with dread? Did you spend the last couple of Valentine’s Days alone, in bed, eating Häagen-Dazs straight from the tub? If this video of roses being sliced up with a katana blade in slow motion seems like the perfect metaphor for your love life, it might also make you feel a little better about the worst of the Hallmark holidays. [YouTube via Laughing Squid] Read More >>

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Watching Bugs Crawl Across Blooming Flowers Is Quite Lovely

Watching flowers bloom in a timelapse is always fun because they sprout up in this graceful, almost balletic way. Artist Yoshiyuki Katayama somehow managed to add bugs crawling to that dance, which makes it even more lovely. That's because it’s like watching life happen at two different speeds all at the same time. Read More >>

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These Microflowers Bloom From Organic Chemicals in Three Hours

It looks like a vivid red carnation, but this flower is actually the result of mixing simple organic chemicals. It measures just 10 microns across and to three hours to come into creation. Read More >>

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Stop Freaking Out: Fukushima Isn’t Mutating the Daisies

A picture of some deformed plant sex organs is alarming people all over the internet this week. The photo, taken by Twitter user @san_kaido, shows a bunch of daisies that look like conjoined twins. The accompanying tweet describes their twisted, ribbonlike appearance, and reports a radiation reading for the spot. Read More >>

design
These Magical OLED Lamps are Embedded in Real Dandelions

>Almost everyone has some majestic memory involving summer sunshine cutting through a field and blowing white, fluffy dandelion seeds into the wind. Soon you can immortalise those warm feelings with a sleek, almost scientific-looking OLED lamp featuring a dandelion encased in acrylic. Read More >>

architecture
Tiny New Building Inspired by the Textures of Flowers

The architects at London-based Buchanan Partnership have just built this tiny little flower stall for a shop in Ladbroke Grove, its CNC-milled exterior inspired by the rippling textures of electron scanning microscope images of plants. Read More >>

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These Blossoming Flowers Are the First Inflatable 3D-Printed Object

Most objects created by 3D printers are made from hard rigid plastics, but as the hardware is continually being improved, new materials are coming into play. Believe it or not, at Victoria University of Wellington's School of Design, Richard Clarkson has succeeded in 3D printing these flowers from a soft rubber-like material that can actually be inflated. Read More >>

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These Beautifully Realistic Flowers are Actually Pure Code

Digital artist and interaction designer Daniel Brown continues to tweak and evolve his eye-popping series of computer-generated flowers, this time commissioned by the Art Fund's RENEW program for exhibition at the D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum in Dundee, Scotland. The efflorescing clusters of code are, in effect, non-repeating mathematical models, just 1s and 0s colorfully coaxed into roses, orchids, and imaginary floral blooms. Read More >>

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Watch Flowers Dipped in Liquid Nitrogen Get Smashed in Slow Motion

If you're a human, you've probably always been fascinated with liquid nitrogen. The freezing temperature. The sweet smoking effect. Hell, even the container that held liquid nitrogen was cool. And if you combine liquid nitrogen with slow motion, things get even better. Watch flowers and fruit get dipped into liquid nitrogen and then smashed into smithereens in slow motion. It's like seeing breaking glass explode. [Distort via Test Tube] Read More >>

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A Clever Plastic Brace Turns Long-Stemmed Flowers Into Their Own Vase

Florists around the country, pay attention. If you're looking for a value-added reason for people to buy a dozen roses from your shop, then find a way to get this brilliant Crown Vase put into production and include one with every bouquet. Read More >>

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These Awesome Floating Vases Are Practically Invisible

An expensive, ornate vase can be as much of a centerpiece as the flowers that are in it. These floating vases designed by the Japanese group oodesign take things in the opposite direction by making them look like water ripples. Read More >>

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You Won’t Believe These Stunning Splashed Paint Flowers Were Created Without Photoshop

It's hard to imagine that these still life flower photos, made of splashed paint, were created without the assistance of Photoshop or 3D software. But photographer Jack Long captures each shot as a single event in camera. Not one of these images was assembled from multiple exposures, and that's just amazing. Read More >>