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Saturday, February 19, 2011

I have blogged about it before: I am a visual person.  I love the beauty in science.

Frequently you see microscopy** featured as for its artisanship, but National Geographic has proven that the beauty in science goes beyond the microscopic.

Check out a few of the images in their list of the Best Science Pictures of 2010.

3D illustrations of HIV:


A mustard plant gene map:


An educational fungus poster:

This isn't to say that National Geographic is ignoring the micro-world.  Those winners are fantastic too.  And if that isn't enough, you can also peruse last year's winners.

My personal favorite is a human lung model made of 75,000 ZIP-TIES!!


Science is so awesome!



**Seriously, click on that link if you haven't seen the Nikon Small World Contest winners. They are phenomenal.

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Thanks for posting these- those pictures are awesome!!

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whoa! Thanks for sharing

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Lovely pictures! I love that illustration of HIV .... look almost like a super detailed x-ray/EM structure.

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