Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Also, I am happy to learn that there is some use for bacteria, other than fucking up my pre-holiday plans: bacterial photography. Researchers modified e. coli to produce a pigment when exposed to light, so that when they die off what's left is a projected image. The 15 hour exposure time will limit is usefulness in the short run; but then, silver emulsion photos took a while to become practical too. Plus, if you view bacteria as at least slightly demonic, this is one step closer to Terry Pratchett technology come to life, which makes me happy.
UPDATE: Nope, spoke too soon. No turkey for me.