Ribosome Multi-Resolution (image) University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center Share Print E-Mail Caption The human ribosome (a biological machine for producing proteins) comprises the various ribosomal proteins and ribosomal RNAs (ribonucleic acids). This graphic shown through a magnifying watch dial illustrates the atomistic complexity of the molecular machinery (akin to the co-meshing of gears in a wrist watch) and captures a snapshot moment in the process. Credit Collective members of the Center for Computational Visualization, Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin. The Texas Advanced Computing Center computed the big data electron microscopy processing and the generation of macromolecular models. Usage Restrictions Credit required Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.