Have you ever found yourself needing to pack a lot of text into a small space? Are you a designer with a project requiring loads of fine print? Fear not, typography on a nanometer sale is here. Scientists at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts have recently created a series of glyphs made entirely out of microscopic fragments of DNA, woven together like building blocks. By leaving out specific blocks they’ve been able to create letters, numbers and even symbols like smileys and an eagles head. Here we bring you brilliant science journalist Ed Yong’s post, created entirely out of the miniscule font: “DNA Sans anyone?” [Read more...]
If you’ve ever wondered what the inside of our cells look like, this video will really get the ones in your brain turning. Biovisions at Harvard University have put together some incredibly beautiful and accurate visualizations on the operation of our cells, some of them immensely technical and informative.