Sculptures as thin as a hair

33Just a intersting story that cought my eye. Amazing what scientists can experiment on!

Sculpting might be too strong a word, but Noorduin has become increasingly adept at controlling the outcome of his experiments by carefully manipulating variables.

While Noorduin’s flowers are grown in a lab in exacting conditions, he’s not above throwing a pinch of salt into the beaker to see what happens.

Noorduin ultimately believes this low-tech, biology-based growth approach could ultimately lead to breakthroughs in optical materials and other applications.


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