Portuguese designer Susana Soares has developed a device for detecting cancer and other serious diseases using trained bees. The bees are placed in a glass chamber into which the patient exhales; the bees fly into a smaller secondary chamber if they detect cancer.
Scientists have found that honey bees - Apis mellifera - have an extraordinary sense of smell that is more acute than that of a sniffer dog and can detect airborne molecules in the parts-per-trillion range.
Bees can be trained to detect specific chemical odours, including the biomarkers associated with diseases such as tuberculosis, lung, skin and pancreatic cancer.
breathe into the ＢＥＥ ＯＲＢ to reveal your fate
au revoir cowboy de l’espace
it’s been a while! my brain and body have been busy. I’ll keep trying! though they’ll probably be infrequent. right now my focus will be on getting enough $$ to survive comic con weekend. hi, stress!
for the morning crowd.
Wes Anderson // Centered, A Visual Exploration of the Director’s Perfect Symmetry in Films (x)
"I have a way of filming things and staging them and designing sets. There were times when I thought I should change my approach, but in fact, this is what I like to do. It’s sort of like my handwriting as a movie director. And somewhere along the way, I think I’ve made the decision: I’m going to write in my own handwriting."
I have a physics textbook from before the electron was discovered and they just sound so frustrated it’s hilarious
We go forward.