6.08.2008

inside the cell

Technology has come a long way. No longer are we restrained to only looking at cells under a microscope or pictures in books from expensive electron microscopes, but computer animators today can render the invisible functions of the cell in incredible detail. Below are two links you should check out. The first is an article about computer rendering technology with a teaser video, and the second is the original video, created for biology students at Harvard but available to students worldwide. It's an amazing film, and captures the nanoscopic functions of the white blood cell in captivating detail. Check it out:
video

http://www.studiodaily.com/main/searchlist/6850.html

http://multimedia.mcb.harvard.edu/media.html (the "Inner Life" animations at the top of the page, pick one depending on your connection speed)

Paddy

1 comment:

Bryn said...

I just posted it to my biochem class site... I hope someone takes the time during finals to watch it (even if they don't make it all the way through).