From the article:
Melchiorri’s Silk Leaf project, which he developed as part of the Royal College of Art's Innovation Design Engineering course in collaboration with Tufts University silk lab, consists of chloroplasts suspended in a matrix made out of silk protein.
My mom, former science teacher: “It’s made out of silk protein?” *awed whisper* “You could make clothes out of it.”
yo this is fricken awesome. the cross between biology and design/art :O
In 1940, knowing that France was falling into the hands of the Germans, the workers of the Louvre took action. All 400,000 works were evacuated and sent to the south of France. In secret they transported the priceless paintings and statues, and held by wealthy families in Vichy, where they would remain for five years, only returning at the end of the war. The quick action of the workers without a doubt saved the masterpieces from becoming part of the over 5 million works that were looted by the Nazis during the war.
Whisper a dangerous secret to someone you care about. Now they have the power to destroy you, but they won’t. This is what love is.
— Night Vale (via koreyan)
when someone explains something to you for the 3rd time and you still dont get it so you kinda just
went through some of my writing from previous years and college app essays for reasons. realized how much i missed writing and english classes that i didnt take just to fulfill core reqs… :/
just gonna leave this here because it’s one of my favorites and there’s actually no bs in it (i think this was a question for NYU):
In a crowd of people, one person’s emotion can become one huge emotion that spans over the entire audience.