Saturday, 31 August 2013

Matching Outfits & Living Photographs

Annika's is wearing top from Sportsgirl, bag c/o Jump From Paper, skirt c/o Faith & Lola, belt from Dotti, cardigan is thrifted and shoes from Yeswalker. Ashley is wearing shorts c/o Sheinside, earrings from Dotti, thrifted cardigan, bag from Italy and shoes c/o Sammydress.

One thing that I really loved about Ashley's visit (apart from the fact that she is just a super lovely person) was that we were able to dress up so that our outfits matched! In fact, Ashley's boyfriend even mistook me for her cousin. Our outfits are quite different here, but also very similar in subtle ways - we matched vertical black-and-white stripes, reds and baby-pinks, as well as both including something feline-themed into our outfits (my tiger belt and Ashley's cat shoes!)
I miss Ashley! 。・゚゚・(>д<)・゚゚・。 If you missed our other posts together, you can see them here!

This is super cool. Students from the University of Texas recently made a light-sensitive bacteria that can act as a photographic film! With it, they took the first "living photograph".

Image from University of Texas
The bacteria they used were engineered so that they would turn black if they were exposed to light, but stay clear if they didn't get exposed to light. They did this by adding a special sugar - that turns black when digested - to the petri dish, and modifying the bacteria so that if they saw light they would digest sugar, but if they didn't see light then they would not. Lastly, they grew their bacteria evenly over a dish, and projected light through a filter (with an image in it) onto the growing bacteria.
The process is actually very similar to how film photography is processed - just imagine swapping the silver nitrate on photo paper for some light-sensitive bacteria!

In addition to being a really cool thing, being able to manipulate bacteria in such a way will hopefully lead to building what are essentially "biological computers".
Read more about it here!








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21 comments:

  1. I like this cat flats!

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  2. Your science tidbits are always so cool. I feel like I actually learn something when I come to your blog!

    Also you both look incredibly cute. I love both of your shoes. Your pink and red outfit is adorable.

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  3. Woohoo! Texas! UT students can be pretty cool.

    Love the outfits together! My best friend and I have some Sunday Funday posts we do weekly together. Check it out some time!

    -C.C

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  4. so lovely that you guys wear matched outfits <3

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  5. SO, so cute! Alex

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  6. Pretty!!
    Cool pics! I love the red shoes!

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  7. oh you and Ashley are so cute!

    Francesca xo
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  8. Eeeps I just got the kitty shoes as a present from my sister! Can't wait to post with them :) Lovely post as usual Annika <3

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  9. you two are so sweet! such fun outfit :-)

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  10. You look lovely! But the living photographs kind of scare me...

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  11. really fascinating reading :) I like the science mixed in with clothes and friends! xx

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  12. Those photograph bacteria are crazy! How interesting! And you guys look perfect, of course. :) Love your matching outfits.

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  13. Love the combo of your polkadot top and your friend's striped shorts!

    Xo, Hannah

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  15. wow such gorgeous photos of the two of you, both have such a cute style :) xx

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  16. The two of you are just beyond cute. I LOVE your hair!

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