Gallery: Scientists Transform Data From Blue-Green Algae Into Musical N...


Ever listened to music created by microbes? Well, now you can thanks to scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory. The team, who were looking for patterns in readings from microbial samples collected in the western English Channel, took the data from the blue-green algae and turned it into musical notes. The bizarre project was the idea of Peter Larsen, a biologist at the Argonne National Laboratory who thought that turning the data into music—rather than creating a visual representation— was the best way to make sense of it all.

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