Wednesday, October 8, 2008

2008 Cool Science Pictures

Science magazine just put out the winners of its visual challenge. This is an especially good crop of pictures this year!

This is a mixture of 2 polymers that don't appear to dissolve:

This is the interconnectedness of the books of the Bible. Each white bar is a chapter, in order (you can see Psalm 119, it's the big bar in the middle). The connections, quotations and allusions back and forth are shown by the curved lines. As the researchers said, "It looks like one big book.":

This is a melanoma cell imaged by a new microscopy technique. The nucleus is the dark blob in the back, the pink is mitochondria, and the gold is the endoplasmic reticulum.

And last is a "Mad Hatter's Tea Party" illustration with very small things. Can't wait to see the children's book these people are working on:

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