Dr. Tamily Weissman    Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology  Harvard University  Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States    “Brainbow” transgenic mouse hippocampus (40x)

MIT discovers the location of memories: Individual neurons. By triggering a single neuron, researchers were able to force a subject [a mouse] to recall a specific memory. By removing this neuron, the subject would lose that memory.

Lars Bech    Naarden, The Netherlands    Doxorubin in methanol and dimethylbenzenesulfonic acid (80x)

Microscopic Photos Doxorubin in methanol and dimethylbenzenesulfonic acid Polarized Light. Courtesy of Nikon Small World.

Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, United Kingdom    Pleurosigma (marine diatoms) (200x)

Diatom Rainbows Sinewy filaments within squirming microscopic diatoms, a type of algae, are artificially rainbow hued as a result of being photographed through polarizing light filters. —Photograph by Michael Stringer/photo courtesy of Nikon Small World

Lars Bech    Academisch Medisch Centrum  Amsterdam, The Netherlands    Combination of urea, phosphor acid, ammonia melted (25x)

Lars Bech Academisch Medisch Centrum Amsterdam, The Netherlands Combination of urea, phosphor acid, ammonia melted

Dr. Bernardo Cesare    Department of Geosciences  University of Padua  Padova, Italy    Graphite-bearing granulite from Kerala (India) (2.5x)    Polarized light - Learn more

Graphite-Bearing Granulite from Kerala (Keralam), India - magnification - Technique : Polarized Light - Image : © Dr Bernardo Cesare - Department of Geosciences - Padova, Italy

Image of Distinction, 2009  Denis Cote    Université du Québec a Chicoutimi  Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada    Chalcedony with quartz in quartzite    Double polarized light

Double polarised agate in quartzite. The small light and dark grains are fine quartz crystals making up the quartzite. A pocket within has been filled by agate, displaying distinctive band and ring.

Petra Lutze    Dresden University of Technology  Dresden, Germany    Section of a coin (63x)    Polarized light - Learn more

Petra Lutze, Dresden University of Technology - Dresden, Germany Specimen: Section of a coin Technique: Polarized Light

Loes Modderman    Science Art  Nijmegen, The Netherlands    Heated solution of Tetenal (a photochemical) and water (40x)    Polarized light - Learn more

Loes Modderman Science Art Nijmegen, The Netherlands Heated solution of Tetenal (a photochemical) and water Polarized light - Learn

Image of Distinction, 2010  Dr. John Hart    Hart3D Films and Dept. Atmospheric and Oceanic Sci. Univ. Colorado, Boulder  Boulder, Colorado, USA    Crystallized melt mixture of sulfur, resorcinal, dibenzofuran (33x)    Polarized light - Learn more

Crystallized melt mixture of sulfur, resorcinal, dibenzofuran

Image of Distinction, 2009  Dr. Robert Markus    Institute of Genetics  Biological Research Center of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences  Szeged, Hungary    Drosophila melanogaster immune cells (200x)    Immunofluorescence

Image of Distinction, 2009 Dr. Robert Markus Institute of Genetics Biological Research Center of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Szeged, Hungary Drosophila melanogaster immune cells Immunofluorescence

Image of Distinction, 2009  Doug Culley    McMaster University  Hamilton, Ontario, Canada    Grey cast iron (1000x)    Differential interference contrast - Learn more

Image of Distinction, 2009 Doug Culley McMaster University Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Grey cast iron Differential interference contrast - Learn

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