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.

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  • 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.

  • Cancer cell movement

    This cancer cell is moving down a pore in a filter, during a process of spreading called metastasis. The image was taken at Cancer Research UK, where the spread of cancer is studied in the hope of finding a cure.

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