Adventures in Science

Posts tagged ‘microbiology’

Cary Huang’s enhanced Scale of the Universe…

Original Scale of the Universe


….is a parody and I was fooled and originally had a serious post on it. I should have known better than to post anything from a 4Chan link.

Cary Huang created an updated version and parody of the interactive “Scale of the Universe” flash animation.

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News Flash!!

This is happening inside every cell of your body. Right now!

No, there aren’t any movie cameras small enough to get inside our cells to see what is going on in there. This video is a computer animation. The stars of the video are our mitochondria. Mitochondria are the organelles (parts) of our cells that turn the sugar that we eat into energy that make it possible for us to do anything and everything that we do as humans. That’s how important they are for us know about. 

It is so cool that the video shows us how the parts of our cells wiggle and wriggle with activity. Most of the time, if we are lucky and the scientists can get good pictures of these tiny things with powerful microscopes, we usually see pictures of them just sitting there.

The people who made this video are called BioVisions. Follow the link below to see more of their wonderful videos and learn more about what is happening inside your cells.