Author Archives: Elisabeth Aiton

The Weird and Wonderful Names of Scientific Discoveries

How do scientists name their discoveries? Editor Elisabeth Aiton looks at wordplay done right, and gone wrong – touching on Mini frogs, quarks and mutant fruit flies.

How Neri Oxman is Rethinking Design – with Biology

What can learn from the natural world as we design our built environment? Elisabeth Aiton delves into the futuristic work of Neri Oxman, founder of the emerging field of Material Ecology.