Portuguese designer Susana Soares has developed a device for detecting cancer and other serious diseases using trained bees. The bees are placed in a glass chamber into which the patient exhales; the bees fly into a smaller secondary chamber if they detect cancer.
Scientists have found that honey bees - Apis mellifera - have an extraordinary sense of smell that is more acute than that of a sniffer dog and can detect airborne molecules in the parts-per-trillion range.
Bees can be trained to detect specific chemical odours, including the biomarkers associated with diseases such as tuberculosis, lung, skin and pancreatic cancer.
“Number 9”. This wine from Ribera de Queiles has the number 9 as its motif. Free of historical baggage and designed for the North American market, this wine has allowed for an unusual degree of creative freedom. The result is an iconic project with sweeping diffusion. Client: Vintae. Fb. Tw.
"Public Art event organized by Bring to Light NYC (Nuit Blanche), in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The Glowing Homeless is a neon outline of a human form resting on a park bench. Representing the homeless person sound asleep amongst the park’s crowds, through a rendering of neon light, I created an alluring object for Bring to Light NYC (Nuit Blanche). Through my implementation of attractive materials, I reversed the normal reaction of avoidance, and drew people towards the form on the bench."