Image courtesy of Jonathan Heras – Equinox Graphics, Ltd.
This honorable mention in the illustrations category shows an nterobacteria phage T4 virus taking on a bacterium. Bacteriophages infect bacteria, taking over their functions and using them to replicate and release more viruses. Fortunately, this somewhat-terrifying body-snatching process of happens at a scale far too small to see.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.