Works-in-progress: Helpful microbes turn pollutant to fuel

Since I've been remiss in posting, I'll make this a double post. The still image and animation are both part of a project in which short video clips have been recorded of researchers talking about their work. My job is to add images and animations that illustrate what they are describing. The two items below both have to do with bugs that can gobble up carbon dioxide, a potentially useful trait in itself, and then proceed to convert the carbon source into something that can be used as fuel. The animation is creepily slow here because of the frame speed I had to use to convert it from Flash to Quicktime. Once embedded into the video, it will be quicker and less hypnotic.

Untitled from Mary O'Reilly on Vimeo.