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Feb 13 2010

Bacterial light show

This is awesome. Absolutely beautiful.

Bacteria genetically altered to bioluminesce at a regular interval, and yet they exhibit emergent properties not specifically designed for in their synchronization. It gives you an idea about all these properties we biological entities have that SEEM designed, but are much more probably emergent properties of the existing and not-quite-random effect of natural selection.

Hat tip to Christina Agapakis at Oscillator.

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