Thursday, September 8, 2011

Lee Cronin: Making Matter Come Alive - TED2011

Filmed Jul 2011; Posted Sep 2011 on TED:
Before life existed on Earth, there was just matter, inorganic dead "stuff." How improbable is it that life arose? And -- could it use a different type of chemistry? Using an elegant definition of life (anything that can evolve), chemist Lee Cronin is exploring this question by attempting to create a fully inorganic cell using a "Lego kit" of inorganic molecules -- no carbon -- that can assemble, replicate and compete.

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