Not sure what to thin of this, but it’s supprising and mind boggling to say at least. These flowers are created in a lab, bizarre and at the same time a piece of art. Some of the structures are smaller than the width of a human hair and have many potential uses in optics and engineering. Lead scientist Wim Noorduin at Harvard University explains how this works:
“You can collaborate with the process as it’s [happening],” said Noorduin, All you need is a beaker of water mixed with barium salts and sodium silicate, a flat plate to place inside the beaker for the flowers to grow on, and a lid.