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Vincent van Gogh's "Starry Night" seems to have a special appeal for scientists, who have recreated it using bacteria, among other media, in the past. Now scientists at Caltech have made their own tiny version of the painting -- a coin's width across -- out of folded DNA molecules. Some day the same technique could be used to build teensy biosensors, or for targeted drug delivery.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

Vincent van Gogh's "Starry Night" seems to have a special appeal for scientists, who have recreated it using bacteria, among other media, in the past. Now scientists at Caltech have made their own tiny version of the painting -- a coin's width across -- out of folded DNA molecules. Some day the same technique could be used to build teensy biosensors, or for targeted drug delivery.