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This is not my meditation, it was created by Cellucidate:

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Has anyone played Foldit, the protein-folding game that is designed to advance the science?  This Wired article makes it sound like Ender’s Game meets biochemistry!  Sounds like the Poehlman kid is the protein-folding equivalent of Stephen Wiltshire.  I love the crowdsourcing, the meta-evolutionary algorithm of it (to find the savants), and the implications for science.

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From time to time we hear about people with “photographic” memories who supposedly can remember every detail of something they experienced.  When you look into what’s really going on though, it becomes clear that this is not really the case, and their capabilities are actually limited to certain segments of their experience.

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There’s a cool little coffee table book called Microcosmos that features super magnified images of (mostly) living creatures.  Here’s a sample:

Macrophage (yellow) chomping on e. coli (red) [3000x magnification]

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In a previous post I asked what you thought this was:

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Here is the same system at different resolutions (lowest to highest):

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Living Things

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Without looking up the term Mpc/h, do you know what the above photo is?  I’ll give you some hints.

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