Peter Pants writes:
At Giraffe Cafe in Watford [Hertfordshire, England]…
With the help of a 3D printer, mini human organs can come in all shapes and sizes. In this video, a cluster of tiny hearts – shown on the right – beat in sync, and another pulsing heart is fused with a spherical, darker-coloured liver. Developed by Anthony Atala and his team at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the mini-organs represent the first step in developing an entire human body on a chip. The hearts were created by reprogramming human skin cells into heart cells, which were then clumped together in a cell culture. A 3D printer was then used to give them the desired shape and size – in this case, a diameter of 0.25 millimetres.
(H/T: Nelly Bergman)
In an act of unsurpassed nerdishness, the Wall Street Journal explores how the colour palette of Avengers comic books has changed since 1965 ‘ thanks to advancements in technology and a shift to a more cinematic aesthetic’
Bundoran, Co. Donegal with the Dartry mountains and Ben Bulben in the background.
(Thanks Cillian Bracken)
Dei and Liam McDonald write:
First cherry blossom basking in the sun in our garden right now in Blackrock Dublin
Phibsboro [Dublin] had always been a bit mad….
Sunset at Lough Owel, Co Westmeath.
Thanks Andrew Gibbons
Lahinch, Co Clare
Thanks Joe Culley
Equality (Too Gay) by Lords Of Strut, our favourite Dame Alley ravers.
Wait for it.
(H/T: John Gallen)