Image-maker Alexander Tsiaras shares a powerful medical visualization, showing human development from conception to birth and beyond.


24 Hours: Baby's first division. The fertilized ovum divides a few hours after fusion... And divides anew every 12 to 15 hours.

25 Days: Heart chamber developing.

32 Days: Arms & hands are developing.

36 Days: Beginning of the primitive vertebrae. These weeks are the period of the most rapid development of the fetus. If the fetus continues to grow at this speed for the entire nine months it would be 1,5 tons at birth.

32 Days: Embryo's heart is beating twice as fast as the mother's.

52 Days: Developing retina, nose and fingers. The fetus continual movement in the womb is necessary for muscular and skeletal growth.

12 Weeks: Indifferent penis - girl or boy yet to determined.
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Ecoclimax is defined by Odum (1969) as the culmination state after a succession in a stabilized ecosystem in which maximum biomass (or high information content) and symbiotic function among organisms is kept per unit of available energy flow.