Science Most stunning images of 2008

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01 Jan 2009, 11:37 am

http://www.newscientist.com/gallery/dn1 ... -of-2008/1
nice stuff

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Squid Suckers: The Little Monsters That Feed the Beast, awarded an Honorable Mention in Photography, is a false-colour microscope image of the suction cups on the arm of the Loligo pealei squid. The 400 micrometer suckers have chitin "fangs" and were photographed by Jessica D. Schiffman and Caroline L. Schauer, Drexel University.

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Mad Hatter's Tea by Colleen Champ and Dennis Kunkel of Concise Image Studios, is a scene from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - assembled carefully by Champ from microscopic images of insects and small animals made by Kunkel

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01 Jan 2009, 1:03 pm

I love the Alice in Wonderland one, I wish they'd make a whole book like this.


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01 Jan 2009, 1:15 pm

yeah, that'd rule.
BTW, you can buy two posters: http://www.microscopicwonderland.com/


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01 Jan 2009, 1:22 pm

Ditto with the Alice in Wonderland one!

BTW, are those real pics of microscopic organisms?


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01 Jan 2009, 1:25 pm

MissConstrue wrote:
Ditto with the Alice in Wonderland one!

BTW, are those real pics of microscopic organisms?


yeah but the Alice in Wonderland one is a collage (although it would've been much cooler if they actually caught the bacteria guys playing chess under a mushroom :( )


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01 Jan 2009, 1:25 pm

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images are taken with a scanning electron microscope (SEM). Detailed close-up photographs are achieved of very small microscopic subjects. The electron micrographs are colorized to create visually stunning images of biology. Colleen Champ takes these high-quality, high-resolution images, and artfully arranges them into illustrations that are strangely familiar, and beautiful.


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01 Jan 2009, 1:26 pm

anna-banana wrote:
MissConstrue wrote:
Ditto with the Alice in Wonderland one!

BTW, are those real pics of microscopic organisms?


yeah but the Alice in Wonderland one is a collage (although it would've been much cooler if they actually caught the bacteria guys playing chess under a mushroom :( )


:lmao:!


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