Microfluidic art


Microfluidics expert [J. Tanner Neville] decided to turn his work into art. Along with his student, [Austin Day], they turned lab chips into miniscule works of art by developing a technique of patterning proteins onto substrates. Each colored line you see is actually a groove full of liquid about 20 microns in width. Another student of [Neville's], [Albert Mach], is currently working on a method of preserving the liquid for longer amounts of time. As you can probably guess, the dye tends to dry up within a few days. He is also taking submissions for artwork, so we encourage you to submit! We’re certainly looking forward to what else [Neville] and his students come up with next.

[via io9]

Comments

  1. TheSkorm says:

    I’d like to see this put to better use. Something like some fluid computers that clock in the MHz.

  2. HappyKamper says:

    This looks very impressive. It’s a pity they can’t produce it in a more permanent form.

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