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New Scientist Eureka Prize for Science Photography

The Eureka Prize for Science Photography is a contest held by the New Scientist magazine, and this years submissions are currently on display at the Questacon Centre in Canberra, Australia. The exhibition will be open from 1 November 2008 to 7 January 2009. Some of the images are: 

A baby kangaroo inside its mothers pouch – Jason Edwards 

More inside:

Birefringence binge – Katrina Putker


Malaria-infected human red blood cell – Steven Morton


The new kilogram – Mick Tsikas

I didn’t know this, but a new definition of the kilogram is currently being developed. The picture shows a perfectly spherical (with imperfections of less than 35 nanometres) silicon ball, and it will be used to determine exactly how many silicon atoms there are in a kg. The sphere is one of two created from a single silicon crystal which took 3 years to grow.


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