Photos: Where art meets science

Photos: Where art meets science

Summary: From starfish-like hairs on a leaf to a floating paperclip, winners of the 2005 Novartis and The Daily Telegraph Visions of Science Photographic Awards are eclectic and colorful.

TOPICS: Health

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  • Hiding

    Identification techniques are increasingly relying on medical technology, or biometrics, to provide more personal forms of ID, which are harder to fake. Some feel that this is an invasion of their privacy.

  • Bursting balloon

    The popping of a balloon happens too fast for us to see in detail. But high-speed photography reveals what is happening at the time of the pop: The stretched skin of the balloon breaks rapidly and violently.

  • Butterfly on a plant stem

    The cellular structure of this sunflower stem includes red vascular areas and blue supportive tissue. This systematic regularity contrasts with the sweeping outline of the butterfly.

Topic: Health

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