Thursday, March 16, 2006

Living maps.

American scientists have created a map of the Americas, using DNA strands !
The mini-map measures just a few hundred nanometres (billionths of a metre) across, smaller even than some bacteria - a scale of 1:200 trillion.
Of course the whole process is not only for aesthetic purposes...
They tell the journal their technique could find uses in the emerging field of nanotechnology, which aims to develop novel materials, devices and systems by manipulating individual atoms and molecules.
Other images have also been created...

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