Biopixels Give A Whole New Meaning To Dead Pixels

By January 10, 2012

Who knew that bacteria could be so beautiful? Well, apparently researchers at University of California San Diego.

The team used millions of glowing bacteria cells to create a pretty awesome, and you guessed it- beautiful display. Each ‘biopixel’ of the living neon sign was made up of thousands of fluorescent E. coli bacteria. Researchers were able to synchronize and manipulate the pixel colonies like a light switch by attaching a fluorescent protein to the biological clocks of the colony.

The top comment on Youtube: “Brings a whole new meaning to the term ‘dead pixel'”