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The 20 award-winning photomicrographs and a wide variety of artistic visual concepts and scientific disciplines are revealed in Nikon Small World on view through Sept. 15 at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.
Art and science are intertwined in Nikon Small World as the photomicrographs showcase the delicate balance between outstanding scientific technique and exquisite artistic quality.
“We are proud that this competition is able to demonstrate the true power of scientific imaging and its relevance to both the scientific communities as well as the general public,” explained Eric Flem, Communications Manager, Nikon Instruments.
The top five images in Nikon Small World include the blood-brain barrier in a live zebrafish embryo; live newborn lynx spiderlings; human bone cancer (osteosarcoma) showing actin filaments (purple), mitochondria (yellow) and DNA (blue); Drosophila melanogaster visual system halfway through pupal development, showing retina (gold), photoreceptor axons (blue), and brain (green); and cacoxenite (mineral) from La Paloma Mine, Spain.
For additional information on the top images from the 2012 Nikon Small World competition, visit www.nikonsmallworld.com or follow the conversation on Facebook and Twitter@NikonSmallWorld
The American Museum of Science and Energy, at 300 S. Tulane Ave., is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for ages 65 and older, and $3 for ages 6-17.