A video on the inner workings of the cell. See the molecular machinery in action.
The movie "The Central Dogma: From Genomic Information to Protein
Synthesis" is made by RIKEN Omics Science Center (RIKEN OSC) for the
exhibition titled "Beyond DNA" held at National Science Museum of Japan.
We tried to illustrate how molecular machines interact each other in
the central dogma by giving "Japanese robot-anime" style representation
to the molecules. By using this approach, people (especially kids) can
easily distinguish between those molecules and understand how they
function in our body.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Here we have an article that shows science does have faith. Interesting is that is shows the same reasoning method that believers have in God. Believers are often put down for their belief without empirical evidence. Now we see scientists inductively reasoning the Higgs boson.
....And maybe it’s not such a bad nickname after all. Lederman invented
the name the "God particle” because it was “so central to the state
of physics today, so crucial to our understanding of the structure of
matter, yet so elusive.” Nobody had seen it back in 1994. And
they’re still not sure whether they’ve really seen it today. Yet this
isn’t seen as a massive problem. The idea seemed to make so much
sense of things that the existence of the “God particle” has come to
be taken for granted. It has become, I would say, a “particle of faith”.
The observations themselves didn’t prove the existence of the Higgs
boson. Rather, the idea of the Higgs boson explained observations so
well that those in the know came to believe it really existed. One
day, technology might be good enough to allow it to be actually
observed. But we don’t need to wait until then before we start
believing in it.