Just 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.