'E. chromi is a collaboration between designers and scientists in the new field of synthetic biology. 'Created by seven Cambridge University undergraduates spent the summer genetically engineering bacteria to secrete a variety of coloured pigments, visible to the naked eye.'
This 'spectacular' comes by result of a 'meeting of the minds' between scientists and designers. To me science has always been an art and in the case of E.chromi it's clear proof that the benefits of combining both can lead to VERY unexpected results that can inspire our imaginations.
Thanks again to my super-smart friend Todd Kuiken, a research associate for the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars. (Todd was a judge at the competition and was kind enough to post this great video to my FB page.)