The Royal Observatory, Greenwich recently announced the winners of the 2014 international astronomy photography competition. These stunning pictures all received prizes, and the rest can be seen at the observatory’s annual free exhibition in England.
Here’s what we should talk about when we talk about Ebola.
The first map compares the total deaths caused by disease in every country. The second shows the public health spending of every government. The difference of the two worlds presented speaks for itself.
Portuguese designer Susana Soares has developed a device for detecting cancer and other serious diseases using trained bees. The bees are placed in a glass chamber into which the patient exhales; the bees fly into a smaller secondary chamber if they detect cancer.
Scientists have found that honey bees - Apis mellifera - have an extraordinary sense of smell that is more acute than that of a sniffer dog and can detect airborne molecules in the parts-per-trillion range.
Bees can be trained to detect specific chemical odours, including the biomarkers associated with diseases such as tuberculosis, lung, skin and pancreatic cancer.
"12 Air is the airline that will help the traveler to discover uncommon destinations. The concept is that the airline company launches 12 new destinations every year. The twist is that they only fly there once.
The company provides the traveler with the necessary tools such as map, disposable camera, etc. to find their own experience of the place. The target audience is culturally adventurous people who want to discover the country for what they are. Our purpose is to bring out your inner curiosity and openness. In collaboration with Sara Rutberg, Kimberly Ihre and Jens Löfgren.”
Oskar Pernefeldt is a student at Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm, Sweden. He is focused on art direction, graphic design, typography and branding.