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Biological voyeurism

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 11:00 AM

Scientists communicate with pictures (graphs, images, flowcharts, etc) because it's often impossible to convey experimental results with just words. So a picture is truly worth a thousand words, right?

I checked this out by dividing the total words by the number of figure panels in a few recent Reports to Science and Letters to Nature. It seems a picture is worth more like 606 +/- 381 and 296 +/- 97 words, respectively.

Doesn't matter anyways, because scientists are all watching movies these days. Watch the neutrophil (white blood cell) below chasing the little bacteria.

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BriceWolfgang

How hard would it be to make an organism that could survive on mars? Could it do anything useful there?

- Wolfgang

May. 15 2008 08:24 PM
Amy

It's like PacMan...only inside your body... Way awesome.

May. 14 2008 03:09 PM
Joseph

That is too cool! I wonder how they take videos like that?

May. 14 2008 01:33 PM

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