Transistor Illustration for Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory

We created a piece of art for Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory who do very clever things with semiconductor physics, amongst other interests. We produced this “glamorous” illustration of a solid-state single electron transistor, showing the probably location of the electron cloud as a glowing region.

We used reference electron micrographs and drawings to build an accurate replica, rendering the final image to a high visual quality.

Haemoglobin for Sekisui Diagnostics

We created a piece of art for Sekisui Diagnostics who produce biological testing kits. This kit is for haemoglobin.

We used structural data on the haemoglobin molecule, and split it into the separate chains and haeme groups that make up haemoglobin, rendering the final image to a high visual quality.

SSTL / Goonhilly Lunar Pathfinder space mission

Our latest animation for Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, showing their Lunar Pathfinder mission, which aims to deliver a suite of cubesats to lunar orbit, and act as a communications hub back to the Earth. It is a pathfinder mission, testing technology for a more comprehensive lunar communications network, enabling future missions.

More details and a call for payloads on the Goonhilly website.

Update to RemoveDEBRIS animation for Surrey Space Centre

We updated the animation for Surrey Space Centre to show the launch and deployment sections, featuring a SpaceX Falcon9/Dragon capsule, and deployment from the International Space Station, via the Japanese module. The satellite is currently built and awaiting launch.

It puts into context the issue of space junk, and shows how Surrey Space Centre, in collaboration with others in the space sector, are building missions to test and refine methods for removing and reducing space debris.

The official spiel: “Since the beginning of the space age, over 7,000 tonnes of space junk has been generated – mostly empty rocket casings and dead satellites. Most of the objects launched into space are still orbiting the Earth, threatening collisions with active satellites. Our exhibit invites you to explore our flagship RemoveDEBRIS mission, which aims to be the first to test capture technologies that drag space junk back into the Earth’s atmosphere to burn up.”

Treponema pallidum illustration for Sekisui Diagnostics

We created a piece of art for Sekisui Diagnostics who produce biological testing kits. This kit is for syphillis, which is caused by a bacterium called Treponema pallidum.

We used reference electron micrographs to build accurate replicas, and dispersed them, rendering the final image to a high visual quality.

T-Cell Illustration for Pint of Science

We created a piece of art for Pint of Science which is an international organisation which brings together detailed science talks on a wide range of cutting-edge research, in an informal pub setting, with plenty of beer.

We used data from the Protein Data Bank to build an illustration showing the battle between a tumour and the immune system.  The tumour has expressed proteins to suppress T-cell activity, but a synthetic drug (yellow) acts to block the receptors on the T-cells, meaning that the T-cells are not suppressed and are able to attack the tumour.  This was created for Pint of Science, to accompany a talk in Cambridge.

Illustrations of neuron thirst for UC San Francisco

Part of a series of illustrations created for UC San Francisco to illustrate their work on the role of neurons in regulating thirst. The images play on the themes of neurons, brains and water.

Alsat Nano launch for Surrey Space Centre

We created this animation for Surrey Space Centre, who built the Alsat nano cubesat which was successfully launched on 26th September 2016. It is a testbed for some novel technologies, which are highlighted in the animation.

More detail on the mission here.