Thursday, September 11, 2008

On the verge of creating life

While the LHC experiments are running in Geneve, researchers in Harvard have come up one step closer to creating living -see my entry on definition of life- cells from non living matter. Fatty acids suspended in water form self replicating membranes, that might have engulfed nucleic acids that replicate information, and that might have been the start of life as we know it. Here is a great article from Wired about this research.

1 comment:

thuan said...

neat
http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2008/09/stunningly-intricate-curta-mechanical.html