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When art is literally a science experiment

So, I’m no materials scientist, but this is [these are?] some cool-looking data: That’s right. The above work of abstract art doubles as polymers research—more specifically, “an exploration of the fluid, gel, and paste properties of acrylics and acrylic media.” According to the artist, Regina Valluzzi: The transparency of acrylic media, combined with a wide variety of viscoelastic

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Soil Science on Canvas

Although it is a niche specialization, professional scientific artists do exist. In fact, I recently had the pleasure of accidentally meeting one at a thesis defense: Dr. Jay Stratton Noller — painter, soil scientist, and the Head of the Dept. of Crop and Soil Science in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University. While art is a hobby

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