What's in your cells, 2008 version

New digital imagery for teaching school kids about biology is surprisingly beautiful and informative.

You might already know what your DNA looks like, at least approximately, but what about your RNA and the enzyme that crawls along each strand, determining its precise length? Never thought about that, did you? The "Design for the Elastic Mind" exhibit at MOMA in New York did. The program is displaying a handful of new films depicting the micro-details of your innermost cell life. Designed for science classrooms, the films make use of beautifully rendered digital images, and are a mighty far cry from the "film strips" of yore.

Now you can be at least as caught up as a grade-schooler. Check out the images and notes on science fiction blog i09: "Macrophages Squirming Along the Outside of Your Capillaries"

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