Animations show how you work at the molecular scale (video)

Drew Berry creates computer animations that bring to life biological processes of the human body at the molecular level. The results are mesmerizing.

Coral? Nope. It's a computer animation of a nuclear pore. Drew Berry/Screenshot by CNET

If you've ever wanted to get a glimpse of the microscopic world inside the human body, then Drew Berry is your man.

Berry, whose bio describes him as a biomedical animator, gave a TED talk last year in Sydney showing how molecules interact inside the human body. The computer animations he created--scientifically accurate, by the way--to illustrate those processes are mesmerizing. Check them out in this recently posted TED video. The animations show up around the 3-minute mark.

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Anne Dujmovic is an associate editor at CNET News. After working more than a dozen years in newspapers, including a seven-year stint at the San Jose Mercury News, Anne migrated north to Portland, Ore. There, she honed her pastry-making skills as an apprentice. Although she's returned to journalism, she still misses the free pastries. E-mail Anne.

 

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