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  • n. Plural form of helix.


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  • Spiral staircases each side of the stage suggest single helixes waiting for an obliging scientist to hook them up.

    Niobe, Regina di Tebe; Faust; The Makropulos Case; Fidelio

  • Only a few brave souls have mastered their double helixes that were left and are able to turn on the dormant helixes in their bodies.

    Surrender the Dark

  • Entry tags: strange coincidences, the internet is a series of tubes if you like double helixes ...

    intertribal: if you like double helixes...

  • Instead, Bolton and Chappell give us a seething kaleidoscope of fractal patterns, pulsing biomorphic forms, folding petals, sprays of stars, and twisting helixes in acid colours.

    This week's new exhibitions

  • That much only, fists and blossom forged by salt, trellising your wounded helixes against our days.

    After Loss, Turning To Poetry For Grief And Healing

  • If you like to think in terms of double helixes, then biodiversity is the range of different kinds of DNA strands hanging out on the planet.

    Bill Chameides: Where Nature Does Her DNA Banking

  •   Soft, pristine, midnight black helixes who resurrected themselves in the final moments of his life, as if they'd come back from the dead to avenge their murders.


  • Space dust can organise itself into DNA-like double helixes that behave like living organisms, reproducing and passing on information to one another, according to boffins looking for aliens.

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • Remember the Baker Wind Turbine has 6 helixes and 8 twists and the air passages move from right to left six feet?

    A Wind Turbine for Every Rooftop?

  • The Baker Wind Turbine is Like the Archimedean screw but made up of 6 helixes with 8 twists which torque from right to left six feet.

    A Wind Turbine for Every Rooftop?


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