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Weaving Molecular Art Tapestries

DNA origami arrays imagesFractal assembly of micrometre-scale DNA origami arrays with arbitrary patterns (click for image info)

for us "tiny" doesn't mean 10 inches by 10 inches, but rather closer to 1 micron by 1 micron -- one hundred times smaller than the width of a human hair. To make tapestries that small, we don't weave with our hands, but rather we design molecules that weave themselves, using single strands of DNA as thread – brambleboy on creating "DNA origami" tapestries smaller than a photon in the Tiny Tapestries thread.

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A Small Challenge

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Each one should evoke a little wow or aww or pop of curiosity or excitement to try it: In Ask Metafilter, this-apoptosis is looking for 20 tiny wonders

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Ley Lines III

diorama by Tatsuya TanakaLaputa: Castle in the Sky / 天空の城ラピュタ(バルス後) by Tatsuya Tanaka

Recently on Mefi, people and places around the world, enchanting, mysterious and magnetic:

World Jollof Rice Day, you say? Jollof rice is a traditional West African dish, but not a humble one

From the Persian for "eyebrow," Ebru (paper marbling) has a long tradition in Turkey

The villagers of Kannauj have inherited a remarkable skill: They can capture the scent of rain

Au Revoir, Mogadishu Vol. 1 — Songs From Before The War: '70s and '80s Somali sound

Since April 20, 2011, Japanese artist Tatsuya Tanaka has created tiny dioramas with common household objects as landscape for tiny people, one every day

Chiara Vigo is the last master of weaving the sea-silk cloth bysso and showcases her art at Museo del Bisso in Sant'Antioco, Sardinia

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