Focus Magazine has held a photography contest for the last four years featuring pics from various research projects. Second place (in Captivating Research) this year went to Igor Simanowicz for this shot of a praying mantis' threat display. The rest of the selections over at SpiegelOnline are also impressive.
Siwanowicz's praying mantis finds herself in good company, among a coral-like vascular system, a robotic seal bringing comfort to dementia patients and an explosion of activity in a neuron cell. The collection presents a fascinating look at the work being done in laboratories around the world.
The picture doesn't have to be taken by a pro like Siwanowicz, just as long as it makes research more accessible to the non-scientific community.
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