14 April 2008

Nanoscale art

Scientific American has a interesting article and slideshow about the art of Paul Rothemund that's currently part of New York City MoMA's "Design and the Elastic Mind" exhibit.

"Rothemund refers to his brew of art, biology and technology as 'DNA origami,' because it is created by using hundreds of short DNA strands (which Rothemund refers to as 'staples') to fold much longer genetic ribbons into nanoscale shapes and patterns." --SciAm

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