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Miraz
October 9, 2007, 11:36 AM
This is a 3D representation of inner life of cells.

Worth watching.

I can't embed this one. Click on the link (http://aimediaserver.com/studiodaily/videoplayer/?src=harvard/harvard.swf&width=640&height=520)to watch.

Kabir
October 9, 2007, 11:44 AM
I was watching it without sound. Looked like a bunch of ants in its empire!!! And the 3-D view made it look so creepyyyyy!!! I mean, entertaining type of creepy :D

goru
October 9, 2007, 11:47 AM
Heh, this reminds me... they are remaking Fantastic Voyage (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantastic_Voyage) ... even in the 70's they did it quite well (for what was available), IMHO.

Hatebreed
October 9, 2007, 11:54 AM
I don't understand it but looks really cool. I thought this might interest you-

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goru
October 9, 2007, 11:56 AM
I was watching it without sound. Looked like a bunch of ants in its empire!!! And the 3-D view made it look so creepyyyyy!!! I mean, entertaining type of creepy :D

How creepily cool was the thing that looks like it's walking with big flat shoes over a beam dragging the huge cell or whatever behind it? :X

shaad
October 9, 2007, 12:55 PM
How creepily cool was the thing that looks like it's walking with big flat shoes over a beam dragging the huge cell or whatever behind it? :X

That's a kinesin motor, "walking" along a microtubule filament dragging either a macromolecule or a cell organelle along with it. Small molecules in the cell can diffuse to where they are needed; large molecules or complexes can't, and are dragged to the appropriate sites by molecular motors like kinesin.

It's a nice animation; do keep in mind though that it is just a representation of how we presently think certain aspects of the molecular machinery of the cell work, and that will change as our knowledge advances. For instance, we are not certain at this point if the kinesin motor "walks" as shown in the animation, one "foot" advancing and then the other, or whether it's more of a slide-step motion, with the same "foot" advancing every time.

abdulw11
October 9, 2007, 01:08 PM
Although I'm no science expert, that looked amazing, just like the thread title said it would.

The best bit of the whole video was that kinesin motor shaad bhai mentioned.

goru
October 9, 2007, 03:27 PM
BTW, nice description of the stuff here:

http://sparkleberrysprings.com/innerlifeofcell.html

shaad
October 9, 2007, 03:59 PM
Miraz, thanks again for this. And goru, thanks for posting the link to the description (I was thinking of writing up a summary myself, but now that's no longer necessary).

cricket_pagol
October 9, 2007, 04:21 PM
BTW, nice description of the stuff here:

http://sparkleberrysprings.com/innerlifeofcell.html

Nice job digging up the description. Thanks miraz bhai for posting the video.

BanCricFan
October 9, 2007, 04:41 PM
This is a 3D representation of inner life of cells.

Worth watching.

I can't embed this one. Click on the link (http://aimediaserver.com/studiodaily/videoplayer/?src=harvard/harvard.swf&width=640&height=520)to watch.

I saw it a while ago and was absolutely awestruck! Wating for the day when we will be able to see it for real- no animation, i mean!

It reminds of a verse in the Quran which states, "And We will show them our signs in every horizons and within themselves until they know that it is from Us". All Glory belongs to Allah- the best of creators!

Miraz
October 9, 2007, 05:05 PM
You are welcome Shaad and cricket_pagol.

It looked amazing and after reading the description the events are more clear. Thanks to Goru for the link.

Sohel
October 9, 2007, 10:17 PM
Miraz, thanks again for this. And goru, thanks for posting the link to the description (I was thinking of writing up a summary myself, but now that's no longer necessary).

Echo those words and sentiments and thank YOU Shaad for your comments in this thread. Your summaries rock hard BTW ... :)

Cool, mind blowing stuff !!!

tonoy
October 9, 2007, 10:25 PM
amazing video. Man this 3d view is quite something. I guess this beats the text book by a mile. ;)

Nafis_BD
October 9, 2007, 10:31 PM
Wow this was really creepy but cool as well. I don't like science that much but after I saw this video and read the description it got me interested in "The inner life of cell." Thanks Miraz bhaiya and Goru bhaiya and Shaad bhaiya for the descriptions and the video!!

Sovik
October 10, 2007, 07:47 PM
WOW, an amazing video