Tag: "artists" at biology news
Scientists pioneer biotech techniques to halt infestation of history, art treasures in tropics
...one from a temperate climate, used by colonial-era artists
in Venezuela to create a likeness of the Madonna. It is now researching the promise of bacterial toxins (BTtoxin, normally used to create insect-resistant crops) as a biological way to destroy and repel the pests, avoiding the traditional applicatio...
Genetic science inspires opera
... collaboration involving music scholars and visual artists
from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. It wil...r Jonathan Owen Clark said: 'Collaboration between artists
and scientists in the quest to explain some of the myths and mysteries of cutting edge science and i...
'From the Sidelines' describes the making of a scientific revolution
...sts from a variety of disciplines--and neighboring artists
in nearby Lawrence Hall--might foster collaborative projects. The complex was completed in 1990, and their foresight has contributed to a robust sense of community among UO scientists and to the natural evolution of new interdisciplinary areas of inq...
Richard Zare awarded the 2005 Wolf Prize in chemistry
...established in 1978. A total of 224 scientists and artists
from 21 countries have been awarded Wolf prizes for outstanding achievement "in the interest of mankind and friendly relations among peoples, irrespective of nationality, race, color, religion, sex or political view." In announcing the award, the Wol...
June meeting to explore how science, technology inspire art; promote new art forms
...onardo da Vinci's footsteps, modern scientists and artists
will meet in New Brunswick, N.J., USA in June to s... forms of artistic expression. "Examples abound of artists
being inspired by science and drawing on technology to portray their ideas in classical and modern m...
...th primitive mental capacity. Over the years, many artists
have put forth images of Neanderthals, yet no one had ever constructed a complete skeleton using authentic fossil skeletal material. Anthropologists G.J. Sawyer of the American Museum of Natural History in New York and Blaine Maley of Washington Univ...
Neuroscientists locate 'imaginary' colors
...hat the condition is eight times more common among artists
than the general population," he said. "A quirky color/number synesthesia is not on the evolutionary agenda but the ability for metaphor, a flair for connection, is. In fact, it's one of the hallmarks that makes us human."...
Drawing with DNA: 'Bioart' illuminates genomics
...t is an ongoing collaboration among 11 biologists, artists
and computer scientists from UCSD, UCLA and the University of Southern California. Named after Friedrich Nietzsche's Ecce Homo, a meditation on how one becomes what one is, the project explores human evolution by examining similarities a.k.a. "hom...
Scientists and artists to search for common ground
...hip between science and art and the mutual support artists
and scientists can offer within a wider cultural e...e will pose provocative questions, such as: When artists
are natural transgressors and scientists trained to be cautious, are there risks as well as benefits...
Top nature photographers join a global conservational initiative to protect wilderness
...he conservation efforts of this dedicated group of artists
through our alliance with the WILD Foundation. A series of visual presentations open to the public and free of charge will are also taking place at the auditorium in the Alaska Public Lands Building....
Latest study: Scientists say no evidence exists that therapod dinosaurs evolved into birds
... during the fossilization process." Although a few artists
depicted feathered dinosaurs as far back as the 1970s, Feduccia said the strongest case for feathered dinosaurs arose in 1996 with a small black and white photo of the early Cretaceous period small dinosaur Sinosauropteryx, which sported a coat of fi...
Modern technology helps shed light on illnesses in artists of the past
...seases on the creativity exhibited by a variety of artists
(November 15, 2005) SAN DIEGO, CA - Illnesses, ... of clinical labs to the diseases affecting famous artists
of the past. His new article appears in the November 2005 edition of the Archives of Pathology & Lab...
Creativity determines sexual success, research suggests
...Open University in the UK, found that professional artists
and poets have around twice as many sexual partner... The authors also delved into the personalities of artists
and poets and found they shared certain traits with mentally ill patients. These traits were linked ...
Study in Royal Society journal on link between creativity and mating success
...iveness. We investigated these ideas in 425 poets, artists
and members of the public. We found that poets and artists
share some (but not all) personality characteristics with schizophrenia patients, and, moreover, tha...
Most cave art the work of teens, not shamans
...ew forensic techniques on fossil handprints of the artists
and examining thousands of images, "I found that a... as the rhythm of a shaman's chant demeans neither artists
nor art," writes Guthrie. "I was using Paleolithic art both to appreciate the colorful renditions a...
Nature meets technology at Georgia Tech's conference on bio-inspired design
...es, nature has inspired countless number of poets, artists
and musicians now engineers are looking to nature to help them solve some of the most complex problems of the day. For two days, May 11-12, researchers from 20 institutions will gather at the Georgia Institute of Technology for the first Internation...
Polynesia explorers created worldwide web of scientific knowledge
...nty of help from their captains, officers, voyage artists
and physicians, and from Polynesian travelers who came aboard, bringing "their own thirst for knowledge, power, and prestige," Liebersohn wrote. In truth, their enterprises engaged a cast of thousands, all of whom interacted in the "multifaceted netw...
New data hint at oncoming cocaine epidemic
...medicine at UF's College of Medicine, said models, artists
and other celebrities addicted to cocaine have "advertised" the drug, enticing students and others with disposable income, who are now among the most frequent users. Funding for the data analysis came from the UF Foundation's Substance Abuse Researc...
NAS announces Virtual Symposium on Visual Culture and Bioscience
...resent a variety of perspectives on topics such as artists
in the lab, imaging in art and bioscience, and the sociological implications of the growing connections between the two fields. A complete list of participants and examples of such intersections can be found on the following pages. The discussion,...
Crammed with charged DNA, pressure rises inside virus
It could be an artists
depiction of someones stomach before and after a rather decadent meal. But it is a 3-D cryoelectron microscope reconstruction of the cross-section of a virus, before and after cramming itself full of its own DNA. The virus, phi29, has a tiny motor...