Store Is Closed
From Carbon to Coffee Bean, A Visual Scale
Jul 30 2011 7:07:39 pm EST
From the Genetics Science Learning Center at the University of Utah, I found this excellent Flash animation that displays a scaled representation of various organisms, bacteria, viruses, and molecules down to a carbon atom.
The animation helps put in perspective the size of the systems responsible for life. In particular, I am surprised by the size of viruses, and can appreciate the difficulty in detecting them.