Jessica Mischner

EcoSpheres: Self-Contained Mini Worlds Encased in Glass

by , 05/12/09
filed under: Inhabitots

ecosphere, inhabitots, nasa, ecosystems, aquarium

More than just beautiful works of art, EcoSpheres offer a glimpse into life on earth and reveal the interdependence of plant and animal life with the most precious of all resources, water. Roughly the size of a large paperweight, EcoSpheres are, in fact, more like really beautiful science projects. These miniature, enclosed aquariums, which contain microorganisms in filtered sea water, employ space age technology initiated by NASA research into self-sustaining communities. They require no maintenance or upkeep, relying on nothing more than a source of artificial or natural light.

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3 Comments

  1. "Domestic Ponds" are Ta... November 9, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    [...] within our homes. The limited-edition ponds re-envision everyday aquariums as delicately-balanced eco systems that have been adapted to our contemporary [...]

  2. PibeChorro May 12, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    Adorita you are totally right, also let us not forget that most people end up killing these bio domes via neglect. These Ecospheres rind me of this: http://www.lushcanopy.com/?p=214

  3. adorita May 12, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    I’m skeptical.
    They were very popular in Asia in the 90s. They force the fish to eat the fungus that they don’t normally eat. Is it like locking humans up and let them survive on eating cockroach and drinking urine?

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