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Eucampia zodiacus

Five Gold Rings: Spiral chains of the diatom Eucampia zodiacus

Resilient Technologies, LLC has designed a non-Pneumatic tire or an NPT, which looks like a circle of honeycombs.  If and when shrapnel hit the tyre there would be ample space for it to pass through and not damage the tires.

Airless tire in honeycomb design--biomimicry - Enforcer Truck - Manny - - Adrian Mendoza - author of The Kaleidoscope : The Gift of Madness

Six relatively large variously-shaped organisms with dozens of small light-colored dots all against a dark background. Some of the organisms have antennae that are longer than their bodies.

Ocean plankton sponge up nearly twice the carbon currently assumed

完全に曼荼羅にしか見えない、植物プランクトンを幾何学的に配置した息を呑むような写真 | BUZZAP!(バザップ!)

Photograph of diatoms arranged in October 1974 on a microscope slide by R. The slide label reads “Selected species from Californian fossil marine localities. G Dallas Hanna with compliments.

Diatom

“The fine, intricately patterned latticework of diatom frustules and radiolarian tests rates as one of many natural aesthetic wonders. The holes in radiolarian and diatom shells respectively exist for.

Marine phytoplankton - a main staple of whales they help maintain ocean temperatures and filter carbon dioxide from the planet's air. And they're incredibly beautiful to boot.

Marine phytoplankton - a main staple of whales they help maintain ocean temperatures and filter carbon dioxide from the planet's air. And they're incredibly beautiful to boot.

brittle star larvae

✿ Snowflakes: Baby brittle stars ~ Above you can see baby brittle stars ready to start their journey as adults after sinking to the sea floor. Brittle stars are near relatives of star fish and as adults have very long slim arms.

This shell belongs to the terrestrial 'garlic glass snail' (oxychilus allarius).  Any guesses on how it gets its name?

This shell belongs to the terrestrial 'garlic glass snail' (oxychilus allarius). Any guesses on how it gets its name?

The Animal Blog

I have just decided that the octopus is my favorite animal. It is so beautiful. (And I never thought I'd call an octopus beautiful).

A Navicula diatom. I must have a one track mind - it looks like a pendant to me :)

A Navicula diatom. I must have a one track mind - it looks like a pendant to me :)

OR - FOC lighting ⬆ Selected by Atelier Avec Vue

) I bookmarked these gorgeous light fittings to purchase. FOC 1597 is inspired by sunflower seed patterns and created using selective laser sintering technology.

Stentor is a large ciliate. Ciliates are single cellular organisms that use tiny hair-like cilia for locomotion and for feeding. This Stentor is full of symbiotic algae (Chlorella).

Stentor is a large ciliate. Ciliates are single cellular organisms that use tiny hair-like cilia for locomotion and for feeding. This Stentor is full of symbiotic algae (Chlorella).

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