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Less is more in materials design

The Material Research Society recently released the best images submitted from their 2008 Fall “Science As Art” competition. Each image depicts everyday objects made from common materials, but pieced together at the microscopic or even nanoscopic level. Most of the images are really pretty, while some are a little creepy.

Discover Magazine created a puzzle out of the different photos. You can see this year’s and previous years’ winners at the Society’s website.



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.