Everyone knows what the iconic right-handed helix of DNA looks like, with its inter-linking string of molecules forming a pleasing, gentle twist. But there’s more to the shape than meets the eye, and this video explains some of the mathematical secrets lurking within DNA.
Scientists believe that fly eyes are perfectly shaped for manufacturing efficient solar cells. Specifically, copying the eye of the Blowfly would allow solar cells to "collect sunlight from a larger area than just light that falls directly on a flat surface."
We know we're hopelessly outta shape. Ever since our deep frying discovery, we've been packing on the pounds, so the last thing we need is another gadget that tells us what a tub of lard we are. But if you're looking for that kinda reminder, the Shape Up Adviser lets you record and keep track of your daily calorie…