Monday, November 19, 2012

NATURES PI

This is a photo blog that asks the questions; is PI (π) embedded in our RNA code and are there right angels in nature? 


HIV virus

 The Flu "bug"

A marine diatom, surrounded by coccoliths. 
Both diatoms and coccolithophores are phytoplankton.

Coccolithophores are microscopic algae that 
first appeared 220 million years ago


Do right angles occur very often in nature? I found that to be an intriguing question ... I could not find many and those mostly were in the world of crystals ... here are a few examples:

salt

pyrite crystals

fluorite

Magnified Snow Flake

Iron sulfide spheres on calcite crystals


I could browse through FEI’s photostream for hours. They have posted hundreds of photos taken by their electron microscopes, all of which are interesting and breathtaking.



Are you a living creature? 
Congrats, you have DNA
This time we ain't talking 
about Drugs N Alcohol. 

4 comments:

GOODSTUFF said...

some fun stuff

Pi vs. Pie

http://www.incidentalcomics.com/2012/11/pi-vs-pie.html

Tung Thai said...

From: angels_r_real
11/19/2012 22:00:47

THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION. hummm.....

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.

GOODSTUFF said...

Scientists have taken the first direct photograph of a strand of DNA.

The famous 'double-helix' structure of DNA has become one of the most recognisable images in science since its discovery by James Watson and Francis Crick in 1953.

Back then, scientists had to use X-ray crystallography - a form of imaging where atoms are fired at DNA strands, and patterns of dots are converted into images with the help of complex maths - to uncover the structure.

But now the first-ever true photograph of DNA has been taken with an electron microsope, showing the miniscule structure directly.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/11/30/dna-photographed-for-the-first-time_n_2216552.html