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3D Pictures of Huge, Self-Assembled DNA Structures

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Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Science fiction actualized
Ann R. Thryft   5/8/2014 12:17:24 PM
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That's funny, Cabe, and I agree with the impression of your artistic eye.

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Cabe Atwell   5/7/2014 10:26:21 PM
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I would liken those photos to modern/post-modern artworks on a molecular scale. On the other hand, perhaps I need refinements in my judgment.

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Ann R. Thryft   4/16/2014 11:13:51 AM
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Isn't this fun Liz? You;re not alone--I'm not sure anyone understands how the tech works at the small scale: spontaneous self-assembly is one of the weirdest things in nature, whether the materials doing the self-assembly are natural ones or engineered, as in this case.

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Elizabeth M   4/16/2014 5:32:01 AM
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These are impressive photos, Ann! I have to admit I don't quite understand how the technology works, but the visual images themselves are quite compelling.

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Science fiction actualized
Ann R. Thryft   4/15/2014 1:11:57 PM
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These huge structures are still small at the macroscale, but are now big enough to be viewed. Seems like science fiction actualized.

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