The “Miracle Machine” reportedly takes just three days to produce wine that tastes like a $20 bottle from $2 worth of ingredients - water, grape concentrate, yeast and a finishing powder (for barrel-aged flavour). While the science behind the machine is being kept secret, the inventors say it involves “an array of electrical sensors, transducers, heaters and pumps.”
Read more: http://bit.ly/1fmwcqb via Discovery News
photos of butterfly and moth wings taken by linden gledhil at seven to ten times life size.
"evolution is written on the wings of butterflies" - charles darwin
Seeing the microscopic wonder that is a butterfly’s wing always makes me think of Vladimir Nabokov, author and lepidopterist (and not necessarily in that order).
You’ll want to check out Nabokov’s butterfly sketches, whimsical fantasy species presented as gifts to his wife. And don’t miss his gorgeous butterfly-inspired poem, “On Discovering a Butterfly”.
Finally, don’t miss this great video from Smarter Every Day in which Destin goes full microscope on some butterfly scales. Beautiful stuff: