Microforming. © Jamie Drouin. All Rights Reserved. Permitted post.

Microforming. © Jamie Drouin. All Rights Reserved. Permitted post.

"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."

Upcoming Deadline for Entries: April 30, 2009

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[Of particular note: Paul Marshall's entry: Carbon NanoTubes]


[...] "Colorful micrographs are often beautiful, but the colors themselves have meaning to the researcher.
Blue, for example, may show where DNA resides in the cells, red is where there's cytoskeleton (a system of filaments within cells), and green, where there's muscle protein..[...]

[In the interest of clarification, I note here that the visually-recorded phenomena as primarily presented on this blog in the form of NanoArt is to be distinguished and understood as different from photomicrography (aka microphotography, micrography, and, further still, differentiated from macrophotography). NanoArt creations are 3D electronic forms, whereas Microphotography is photonic and can be 2D or 3D (utilizing stereo cameras)].

[To further qualify the confusion: The field of nanophotonics holds the promise of molecular-sized optical device technology. Plasmonics as a subfield of nanophotonics merges photonics and electronics at nanometre-scaled dimensions. Research is leading towards a class of subwavelength-scale optoelectronic components that could form the building blocks of a chip-based optical device technology that is scaleable to molecular dimensions. Images thusly-derived or produced will be also included on this blog as being along the NanoArt spectrum].

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