We produced this illustration of a small two-stage rocket, a Nanosat Launch Vehicle (NLV) for the British Interplanetary Society (BIS). It’s aim is to deliver small payloads to orbit, and has an approximate height of 9m, and is fuelled by liquid oxygen (LOX) and Refined Petroleum 1 (RP-1), a type of kerosene. It is based
We created this animation for Surrey Space Centre, who are one of 22 projects at the Royal Society’s Summer Exhibition, which features exhibits, talks and activites for all ages. 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
Our latest animation for Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, showing their novel GMP-A satellite platform, which can hide away inside a launch adaptor ring, unfurling into a fully functioning geostationary communications satellite.
We’ve produced another satcom video for Airbus, this one is a product video for a smaller, man-portable satcom terminal, featuring a mock scenario to show how it could be used in action. With lots of lovely motion graphics to link it all together.
We were recently hired to produce a series of animation clips for Science Photo Library, showing how various things work. Here are our favourite eight! Clip 1 ) Catalytic converter. It consists of a honeycomb structure, which provides a large surface area. The inside surface is lined with the catalyst, which is a combination
Here’s our new artwork for the Medical Illustration Source Book, and the Natural Science Source Book too! Fingers crossed that people love our pretty pictures…. Browse the Medical Source Book online (we’re on page 162) Oh, and here’s us in the GNSI Natural Science source book too (2 pages!):
An illustration created for the O’Reilly Research Group at the Unviersity of Nottingham, to illustrate the concept of using Darwinian selection to find better proteins, by making many small tweaks to their structure and selecting ones that are most effective at each stage. The image mimics the famous monkey-to-man depiction of evolution, but using secondary
We created this animation to explain some of the background and concept behind Microsoft Research‘s DNA Strand Displacement tool (DSD), It was created for Microsoft Research to use at Techfest, to explain the mechanics of DNA strand displacement, and show how their tool enables the design and simulation of programmable DNA circuits for biological computation.
We created two high resolution illustrations for the National Physical Laboratory to publicise their TRUTHS satellite. TRUTHS will contain very precise, calibrated instruments, which will give a baseline for calibrating other earth observation satellites. By comparing measurements, the accuracy of satellites such as ESA’s sentinel series will be greatly improved, leading to much better data
We created two high resolution illustrations to explain some of the concepts behind two of Microsoft Research‘s analytical tools. This illustration on DNA Strand Displacement (DSD) accompanies four short animations showing how DSD can be used to perform logic operations, which in turn can form part of a biological equivalent to an electronic circuit, and eventually