2013 International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge

 Coral polyps (pink) kick up a whirling vortex of water (gold and aqua) by whipping their hairlike cilia back and forth
Coral polyps (pink) kick up a whirling vortex of water (gold and aqua) by whipping their hairlike cilia back and forth Photo Credit: Vicente I. Fernandez, Orr H. Shapiro, Melissa S. Garren, Assaf Vardi and Roman Stocker, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

These exuberant starbursts shoot from the leaves of Deutzia scabra, a deciduous shrub sometimes known as "Pride of Rochester." Its leaves are covered with tiny hairs tipped by stars a quarter-millimeter across, giving it a fuzzy texture that Japanese woodworkers sometimes use for fine polishing. Photographed by Stephen Lowry
These exuberant starbursts shoot from the leaves of Deutzia scabra, a deciduous shrub sometimes known as “Pride of Rochester.” Its leaves are covered with tiny hairs tipped by stars a quarter-millimeter across, giving it a fuzzy texture that Japanese woodworkers sometimes use for fine polishing. Photographed by Stephen Lowry

 

This photo shows the microstructure of a 2-millimeter-long fragment of self-assembled polymers, which University of South Florida materials scientist Anna Pyayt is using to build miniature "lab-on-a-chip" devices for biomedical diagnostic applications. Photo credit:  Anna Pyayt and Howard Kaplan
This photo shows the microstructure of a 2-millimeter-long fragment of self-assembled polymers, which University of South Florida materials scientist Anna Pyayt is using to build miniature “lab-on-a-chip” devices for biomedical diagnostic applications. Photo credit: Anna Pyayt and Howard Kaplan

Photos from Science News, and National Science Foundation.  Photo commentary also from Science News and National Science Foundation.

Microscopic

Science looks closely
God is in the details here
Under microscopes

Lisa Cox

YOUNG GALAXY – Firestruck

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