Moment of uncovering root Rhizogenesis at Tamales Bay, Marconi Center beach

I love foldscope moments – since things happen that are hard to predict. This is a collection of Stanford faculty (from Biology, Bioengineering, civil etc.) all hanging out at the beach Foldscoping – and suddenly we uncover a beautiful phenomena. Sorry for the clicking sound on my phone; but enjoy the “aha” moment. Here is…

How to Find Tardigrades (Water Bears) in Your Own Backyard

Tardigrades, also known as Water Bears or Space Bears, are incredible members of the microcosmos that can be found just about anywhere in the world. These eight-legged invertebrates are only 0.1-1mm long, yet they are certainly the world’s toughest animals! Just how tough are they? They have been shown to survive temperatures as low as…