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November 2, 2007

Epi(demi)c..

srikanth @ 10:07 am, GMT +0000 ( 1193998049 ) Play

What is so special about this MIT logo?

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Clue:

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Cracked by: uma , BiGFooT , VikraM , shivathilak , Tathagata Chatterjee , prasanth and iamniks.

Answer: The logo is made of 15 E-coli cells. The cells were moved into place by using “infrared optical tweezers” to move them around; technology reminiscent of Star Trek’s tractor beams :-)


12 Responses to “Epi(demi)c..”

  1. I think that MIT logo is made of individual atoms and is a photograph from a scanning tunneling microscope (I guess)

    No clue how star trek comes into it !


  2. uma

    This MIT logo has been formed by trapping 15 E.coli cells in a silicon chip using a tractor beam of light.


  3. BiGFooT

    "Infra-red Optical Tweezers" by MIT's Matt Lang and David Appleyard.  Hello, Tractor Beams !


  4. Prithvi

    Is that atoms arranged to form mit…similar to the
    one formed as ibm using xenon atoms!!


  5. VikraM

    The logo was formed on a silicon chip by collecting and holding together live E.coli cells using a Tractor beam of light…. the beam can be seen in use in a more macroscopic sense in Star Trek etc….


  6. shivathilak

    this is a logo made by moving microscopic objects using a light beam similar to the tractor beam in star trek…


  7. Tathagata Chatterjee
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    MIT researchers have found a way to use a “tractor beam” of light to pick up, hold, and move around individual cells and other objects on the surface of a microchip. The visual shows the outcome after MIT researchers trapped fifteen E. coli cells in place on a silicon chip to form the letters MIT using a  "tractor beam" of light. ( “Tractor Beam” as referred in Star Trek).
    regards,
    Tathagata Chatterjee


  8. prasanth
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    They are the cellf od E.Coli arranged by the MIT students using a new kind of optical tweezers


  9. prasanth
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    They are the cells of E.Coli arranged by the MIT students using a new kind of optical tweezers


  10. iamniks

    MIT researchers trapped fifteen E. coli cells in place on a silicon chip to form the letters ‘MIT’ using a ‘tractor beam’ of light.


  11. sidsen
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    tractor beam logo – damn cut it close today.


  12. @sidsen: you get your point this time.


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