My last post about the ocean-dwelling virus that is likely the world’s most abundant “living” thing could be accurately summarized with this GIF, no?
Might be my favorite picture ever.
A Bacterium on a Diatom on an Amphipod
I see a lot of science stuff, and it’s pretty hard to get me to say “wow” … Just kidding, I say it all the time!
Definitely said it when I saw this brain-melting illustration of the scale differences between the domains of life. In one electron microscope picture!! Just remember, there’s about a trillion of those little bacteria on and in you all the time, just that tiny.
If you like this, you’ll definitely like this interactive “scale of the universe” tool.
(tip o’ the electron microscope to my Twitter friends who shared this)
Cells cultured along origami seams, prodded to self assemble into 3D shapes. Future applications include organ growth and drug delivery.
Awesome! If you missed this cellular origami technique a couple weeks ago, you can read about it in this post of mine from a couple weeks ago. On a side note, I’m always happy when people turn science into GIFs.