Tagged: Hawaiian bobtail squid

Monday Micro: glowing dog bones in Taranaki! - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Sep 29, 2014

From the Taranaki Daily News comes a story that is right up my street. Fiona Wallis gave her dog a bone and found it to be giving off an eerie blue light. What could it be? It’s most likely to be coming from bacteria so the questions people are likely to be asking are: what is … Read More

Bacterial art in Melbourne – Market of the Mind - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Aug 25, 2014

Let’s make some bacterial art! This week I’ve had the pleasure of taking part in Australia’s National Science Week. My week started in Hobart, Tasmania, where I got to hang out with science communication superstars Carin Bondar, Derek Muller (AKA Veritasium) and Destin Sandlin (AKA Smarter Every Day), performing on stage … Read More

Art (& Science!) in the Dark - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Nov 10, 2013

This weekend, Western Park in Auckland was transformed with the installation of 40 works of art. And a little bit of science…. Craig Neilson and Reza Fuard’s piece, Penduluminosity, takes the form of a series of giant glowing swinging pendulums, which trace a series of wave-forms when set in motion. Glimpsing the double helix of a … Read More

Monday Micro: Glowing squid to appear in Auckland! - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Nov 04, 2013

Who wouldn’t want to see a load of 3D printed squid filled with glowing bacteria?! For three nights this week (Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th November), Auckland’s Western Park will be transformed into a place of wonder and delight as the annual Art in the Dark festival takes place. This year over 40 artists will … Read More

Astrosquid! - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Mar 27, 2013

What is the value of blue-skies research? This is a question often asked by politicians and the public. Why should public money be spent funding science that seems to have no obvious benefit beyond generating scientific knowledge? The simple answer is that it can be almost impossible to predict what new avenues that scientific knowledge will open up. Take … Read More