Friday, August 18

cell-inspired research building

In Chengdu, China, researchers will work inside a single cell—or, that is, a building that looks like one. This sounds like the ultimate nerd hive, for ideas to incubate—and appropriately, the research inside will be on nanobiomedicine: using tiny molecules to tweak living things to make them healthier.

The indoor garden features pools and patches of grass shaped like cells' organelles, and the atrium has walkways shaped like X and Y chromosomes. Maybe having labs inside this cell will get the researchers in the right frame of mind. Read more...


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