Thursday, March 19, 2020

Glass model of Covid 19; Bidet scalpers; Disinfecting on a hoverboard

This model of Coronavirus – COVID-19 was commissioned 8 weeks before the pandemic by a university in America to reflect their current and future research, and its focus on solving global challenges. Luke says: “This artwork is a tribute to the scientists and medical teams who are working collaboratively across the world to try to slow the spread of the virus. It is vital we attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus by working together globally, so our health services can manage this pandemic.” “Helping to communicate the form of the virus to the public, the artwork has been created as an alternative representation to the artificially coloured imagery received through the media. In fact, viruses have no colour as they are smaller than the wavelength of light.” Made through a process of scientific glassblowing, the coronavirus model is based on the latest scientific understanding and diagrams of the virus. Made in glass, at 23cm in diameter, it is approximately 2 million times larger than the actual virus. All money from this glass model are going to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) who will be assisting developing countries deal with the fallout of the corona virus epidemic. #glassmicrobiology #lukejerram #covid_19 #covıd19 #glassblowing #pandemic #corona #coronavirus
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