Wednesday, 14 March 2007

YouTube + science

YouTube has a 3-minute clip of Lives of a Cell, David Bolinsky's 3-D animation of the interior of a white blood cell (via Wired). Three points worth mentioning:
  1. the full version will be featured on PBSs 22nd Century
  2. word has it, the Wachowski brothers want to feature some of the animation in a remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  3. although the cells are abustle with activity, 90-95% of molecules are (visually) left out of the animation
It's unfortunate that journals can't show us animations like this--science might be much more popular.

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