An air purifier filled with spider webs, a toilet insert that filters estrogen, a cactus-like water harvester—these were just a few of the ambitious and creative ideas presented at the first Biodesign Challenge, which took place on June 23, 2016.
Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka are perhaps best known for crafting a collection of glass flowers for Harvard. But together they made their mark fashioning thousands of marine invertebrate models.
Anna Atkins, the first person to publish a book of photography, showed a predilection for botany.
Typographer and illustrator Craig Ward sampled the bacteria on subway lines around New York City and photographed his findings.