These are snowflake images under an electron microscope from the Beltsville Agricultural Research Centre in Beltsville, Maryland. Image © Electron and Confocal Microscopy Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture.
Twenty five years ago this week, scientists and policymakers unveiled what the United Nations calls “the most successful treaty in UN history.” The international agreement likely saved the world from an environmental crisis, while setting an example for how to develop and implement environmental policy. NASA animation by Robert Simmon, using imagery from the Ozone Hole Watch. Caption by Mike Carlowicz.
Headlights they illuminate raindrops and snowflakes, making them streaks that can distract drivers. Now a team led by Carnegie Mellon computer science professor Srinivasa Narasimhan, has developed an experimental headlight system, that can shine ‘around rain’ while tackling the problem of visibility.
Small World is regarded as the leading forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope. For over 30 years, Nikon has rewarded the world’s best photomicrographers who make critically important scientific contributions to life sciences, bio-research and materials science.