Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Hod Rodding on a Molecular Level

I don't know if Indiana University Bloomington and Harvard University scientists spend too much time thinking about cars, or too much time thinking about bacteria. Seriously. They've written up an article equating flagellum mechanisms with a clutch, but the metaphor's just simple enough that even I can grasp it. While it sounds neat, I don't think they're going to be building nanoscopic thunderbirds anytime soon.

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