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11 beautiful examples of art inspired by science

By: Mary Jo DiLonardo on Jan. 15, 2015, 3:11 p.m.
bioluminescent art

Photo: Rob Wilke/2002, MSU-Bozeman Bioglyphs Project

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Bioluminescent art

Who knew bacteria could be so beautiful? In a mash-up of nature and design, bioluminescent art uses naturally glowing bacteria to create intricate designs that you can see only in the dark. Showing off these creations, BIOGLYPHS is an art and science collaboration by members of the Center for Biofilm Engineering and the Montana State University School of Art. The group "painted" bioluminescent bacterium naturally present in marine environments onto petri dishes to come up with the spectacular glow-in-the-dark creations.