Monthly Archives: March 2014

TED Talk: Gabe Garcia-Colombo – My DNA Vending Machine

The worlds of science and art do not always see eye to eye.  Many people feel that they are almost mutually exclusive.  If you’re artistic, you don’t understand math and science.  If you’re a science geek, you don’t have an … Continue reading

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De-extinction: Resurrecting Lost Species

A hot topic in biology is the idea that we could resurrect extinct species.  Immediately, most people start to think about Jurassic Park and having a dodo as a pet.  Studying the science and ethics of this type of research … Continue reading

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TED Talk: Skylar Tibbits – The Emergence of 4D Printing

In biology, DNA is the blueprint, but it is proteins that are the workhorses of the cell.  For the most part, proteins are the components that actually “do” something.  They catalyze reactions, give the cell structure, communicate information, haul cargo, … Continue reading

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