What makes the human Brain so special

How many neurons make a human brain? For years, the answer has been (give or take) 100 billion. But neuroscientist Suzana Herculano-Houzel decided to count them herself. Her research approach involved dissolving four human brains (donated to science) into a homogeneous mixture — in her lab at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences in Rio de […]

biological leaf

First man-made biological leaf

The “first man-made biological leaf” could enable humans to colonise space Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: RCA graduate Julian Melchiorri says the synthetic biological leaf he developed, which absorbs water and carbon dioxide to produce oxygen just like a plant, could enable long-distance space travel. Plants don’t grow in zero gravity,” explains Melchiorri. “NASA is researching […]

Light Barrier

Light Barrier show

Light Barrier Kimchi and Chips create phantoms of light in the air, crossing millions of calibrated beams with their work . The light installation creates floating graphic objects which animate through space as they do through time. A fascination with natural light drove the technique of the impressionist painters, they explored new qualities of colour […]