Scientists Make Art From Objects Invisible to the Naked Eye: Sophisticated microscopes, satellites and other instruments can create stunning images in experts’ hands, Maris Fessenden, δημοσίευση στο Smithsonian MagazineMarilena Pateraki
The micro-world echoes the human-scale world in strange ways. In a microscope image, purple orbs cluster at the end of a stem like ripe grapes. Yet this “fruit” is actually a tiny fungus. Three of the orbs stacked side-by-side would fit inside the diameter of a human hair. Another image looks like it depicts the blue grottos, crevasses and columns of an underwater cave, but actually shows the structures inside a tiny crack through a tungsten-copper alloy.
Both are part of a traveling exhibition showcasing the art that arises out of scientific research at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, in Richland, Washington. The dozen images in the exhibit represent work on nuclear energy, carbon sequestration, battery development, fisheries biology and more.
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