Thursday 9 June 2011


Ha! Course it's not data. As you have probably gathered by now, dear friends, data is what I think other people do, and very nice in its place, but not for me, thanks. No, this is Natural History, if it's anything.

I'm following the activity of individual bacteria at the edge of a thinned-out swarm of E. coli on an agar slip. This is "12 seconds at the swarm edge" and is a kind of transcript of video sm05 published in a paper by Yilin Wu, Basarab G. Hosu and Howard C. Berg.

In this case, I'm just following the paths the bacteria take, but there's more, so much more in Wu et al's grainy grey fountains of delight...

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