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20.01.15

BENEATH THE SURFACE | MOBILE MOULD

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Microscopic organisms are a source of endless beauty, creating patterned structures and abstract blobs. A group of undergraduate researchers revealed the gruesome yet magnificent forms created by the imprint of their phone in a bacterial growth formula.

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University of Surrey senior lecturer in molecular bacteriology, Simon Park noted “it seems that the mobile phone doesn’t just remember telephone numbers, but also harbours a history of our personal and physical contacts such as other people, soil etc”.

Find out more about the experiment at the Huffington Post.

PATTERNITY_phone mould_Exploring the invisiblePhoto: Simon Park