Browsing the spring issue of 'Discover' magazine, I came across a highly readable and interesting article (by Brad Lemley) about Juan Enriquez, a scientist whose mission appears to be to spread the news about the prime importance of understanding 'life' and 'the code'. According to Enriquez, the future wealth of nations depends on how their peoples understand and make use of the life code. A follow-up search of the web inevitably brought me to another 'TED' talk, this time delivered by Enriquez. Take the time to sit through this thought-provoking 22-minute webcast.
Embedded in the 'Discover' article also, are a couple of 'bug-generated' images. Amazingly, these were generated using light-sensitive e. coli! Further details can be found at http://www.utexas.edu/opa/media/051123photos.php. Here's an example image: