Posts filed under “Weekend”

Olympus BioScapes 2009 Winners Gallery

Fascinating micro-photography:

Dr. Jan Michels

Christian Albrecht University of Kiel, Institute of Zoology
Kiel, Germany
Specimen: Daphnia atkinsoni (Water Flea)
Technique: Confocal laser scanning microscopy

Dr. Chung-Ju Rachel Wang

University of California Berkeley, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
Berkeley, CA, USA
Specimen: Synaptonemal complex
Technique: 3D-Structured Illumination

Charles Krebs

Issaquah, WA, USA
Specimen: Haematococcus pluvialis (Unicellular Algae)
Technique: Phase contrast

Dr. David Domozych

Skidmore College, Department of Biology
Saratoga Springs, NY, USA
Specimen: Penium
Technique: Confocal

Dr. Alvaro Migotto

University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Specimen: Physalia physalis (Portuguese Man o’ War)
Technique: Stereomicroscopy

Dr. Albert Pan

Cambridge, MA, USA
Specimen: Zebrafish tail sensory axons
Technique: Confocal

Dr. Heiti Paves

Tallinn, Estonia
Specimen: Arabidopsis thaliana
Technique: Confocal

Ms. Haruka Fujimaki

Bryant Pond, ME, USA
Specimen: Atlantic salmon embryos
Technique: Stereomicroscopy

Mr. Gist Croft and Ms. Mackenzie Weygandt

Columbia University and Project ALS
New York, NY, USA
Specimen: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis motor neurons
Technique: Epi-fluorescence

Full run of photos,and runners up here:

Category: Weekend

Picturing the Past Decade Graphically

Here are the highlights of the year’s news stories, depicted visually: Click for large graphic Source: OP-CHART: Picturing the Past 10 Years Phillip Niemeyer NYT, December 27, 2009

Category: Current Affairs, Financial Press, Weekend

Starbucks “All You Need Is Love” Project

Grows on you:

Category: Weekend

Silent Monks Singing Hallelujah

Highly amusing: Creative high schools students give a great rendition of Hallelujah! Hat tip Carl

Category: Weekend

NYT Critics Pick Their Favorite Cars of 2009

Assorted top 10 lists from 4 NYT auto reviewers: EZRA DYER 1. BMW 335d 2. Ford Fusion Hybrid 3. Audi S4 4. Chevrolet Camaro 5. Mazda 3 6. Jaguar XFR 7. Audi R8 5.2 V-10 8. Nissan 370Z 9. Ford Flex with the EcoBoost V-6 10. Dodge Ram LAWRENCE ULRICH 1. Volkswagen Golf TDI and…Read More

Category: Weekend

Will Ferrell in Elf

Santa’s Coming The Angry Elf

Category: Film, Weekend

Dancing Elf

This is amusing, via Think Tank contributor Prieur du Plessis: Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Category: Humor, Weekend

The Known Universe

The Known Universe takes viewers from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Every star, planet, and quasar seen in the film is possible because of the world’s most complete four-dimensional map of the universe, the Digital Universe Atlas that is maintained and updated…Read More

Category: Science, Weekend

Finding Planets in Other Solar Systems

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Source: Looking for alien Earths? Here they come Space probes pick up exoplanets galore, beginning with the weirder ones Alan Boyle Dec . 11, 2009

Category: Science, Weekend

Hubble’s Festive View of a Grand Star-Forming Region

Fantastic photo from Hubble: Hat tip GMSV

Category: Science, Weekend