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Tiny Test Tube Crystal Flowers
2013-05-17 08:31:39

Harvard researcher Wim L. Noorduinhas has been growing delicate flower-like crystal structures on the scale of microns in a beaker full of chemical fluid.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.