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'”