World’s Largest Human DNA Helix [pic]

Biotechnology corporation Genentech set a world record last month for creating the Largest Human DNA Helix. Most of the more-than 2,600 people were employees at Genentech’s headquarters in San Francisco, but the gathering also included U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo. It’s hard to tell how it was accomplished from the overhead helicopter view above, […]

Using Nature to Grow Batteries

Inspired by an abalone shell, Angela Belcher programs viruses to make elegant nanoscale structures that humans can use. Selecting for high-performing genes through directed evolution, she’s produced viruses that can construct powerful new batteries, clean hydrogen fuels and record-breaking solar cells. In the following video, she shows us how it’s done. [Picture source: Wikimedia Commons]

Mousetrap Fission [Video]

Here’s yet another mousetrap fission video for you guys to enjoy :) What it shows: In a nuclear reactor or atom bomb, a fissile material such as 235U can capture a neutron. The resulting unstable nucleus fragments into two smaller nuclei, releasing energy and several neutrons (a typical equation is given below). Each of these […]

3D Craze Now Truly Universal

We try our best to bring you the latest news at Geeks Are Sexy, but unfortunately the image above is a little out of date. To be specific, it’s somewhere between 10 and 12 billion years out of date. The image is a two-dimensional close-up section of what is being billed as the largest three-dimensional […]