PHOTOS: Best Science Images of 2008 Announced

PHOTOS: Best Science Images of 2008
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Honorable Mention, Photography: "Polymazing"

A failed "sandwich" of polymers--several molecules strung together--produced an undulating landscape of microscopic hills and valleys.

Ye Jin Eun and colleagues at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, stacked two polymers and immersed them in water as part of an experiment.

Though the polymers proved unusable for science, the resulting image earned the team an honorable mention in photography in the 2008 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge.
—Image courtesy Ye Jin Eun and Douglas B. Weibel; University of Wisconsin-Madison/Science
 
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