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Our editor at large David Pescovitz spotted these amazing sculptures and how-to… he writes – “Artist Julian Voss-Andreae sculpts magnificent representations of protein molecules out of wood, metal, and other materials. He’s also written a HOWTO on making your own protein sculptures from the datasets for three-dimensional structures of biological macromolecules freely available from the Protein Data Bank. Voss-Andreae, who did graduate research in quantum physics, wrote a software program, Mitre, that converts the protein data into cutting instructions.” [via] – Link & PDF.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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