Microscopic masterpiece

We’ve had Van Gogh’s Starry Night appear virtually in Second Life, and be recreated in Lego. Now look what we’ve got.

Mutant bacteria accidentally recreated one of Van Gogh’s most iconic paintingsScience Alert
When a certain gene is overexpressed in a bacterium known as Myxococcus xanthus, the individual organisms self-organize into tiny circular swarms within hours. Once the resulting swarms are artificially colored, the scene looks remarkably similar to Van Gogh’s The Starry Night.

Author: Terry Madeley

Works with student data and enjoys reading about art, data, education and technology.

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