We all know what wheat, bone or even copper looks like. But thanks to researchers, we can see them from a totally different perspective. Here are 20 photos not to be missed as part of a competition organized by the National Center for Scientific Research.
The bamboo forest
These capillary tubes using the bamboo principle generate bubbles in a soapy solution.
Br. Boulogne, A. Commereuc/LPS
A mother’s protection
No, this baby sea lion does not fly, it is only his mother who throws him away from other mothers to avoid any aggression.
I. Charrier/ NeuroPSI
Here is a 13.5 day old mouse embryo showing lymph node formation.
C. Siret, S. van de Pavert/CIML
Artificial intelligence is now able to detect microorganisms such as toxic bacteria that may be present in sterilized milk.
L. Lo Giudice, P. Silberreiss/iCube/ Redberry
Take out your 3D glasses to enjoy this photo of copper.
B. Rebière, D. Voiry/ICGM
A tiny constellation
This is not a photo of space, but of a dry liquid foam made with air, soapy water and a container with rough edges.
A. Commereuc, F. Boulogne, E. Rio/LPS
A green cabbage
This photo does not come from your gardener, it is choroid plexuses that secrete the cerebrospinal fluid that protects our precious brain.
The mushroom according to Andy Warhol
Here is a set of four photos with different colorizations to present the Podospora Anserina mushroom. The latter is mainly present on the excrement of herbivores.
C. Bobée, F. Chapeland-Leclerc, E. Herbert, G. Ruprich-Robert, P. David, C. Ledoux, E. Cabet / LIED
A photo of the zebrafish. Scientists are trying to understand a disease that causes muscle failure: Bethlem myopathy.
C. Exbrayat-Heriter/ IGFL
No, this eye does not observe you. It’s just a spore found in cattle manure.
F. Watteau, Th. Morvan/OTELO
A beautiful and sad picture
This photo will remind you of your vacation on the islands or the decline of tropical corals. The scientist is studying the bleaching of sea anemones caused by rising temperatures.
A. Haguenauer, F. Zuberer/CRIOBE
A mesmerizing blue
Here is a vision of a hyperbolic universe. Light does not move linearly, but in short curves between two points.
R. Coulon-Irmar/S. Matsumoto-Georgia Tech/ H. Segerman-OSU/S. Trettel-Stanford University
A bone in the library
Here is a microscopic view of a dry bone. With 93% asperity, it has a high resistance.
L. Le Barbenchon/I2M
A tiny galaxy
Here is a neural stem cell that produces two types of profiles: an astrocyte (green) or a neuron (red).
C. Delmas, E. Cohen-Jonathan, L. Ligat/CRCT
The blue of death
Here is a photo of fruit flies of the same age, but the one on the right, covered with this blue dye, has only three days left to live compared to 20 for its neighbor. A biomark that indicates future death.
M. Rera, A. Colibert/B2A-IBPS
Here is a visualization of hyperbolic space and its infinite boundary.
V. Borrelli, R. Denis-ICJ/Fr. Lazarus-G-SCOP/M. Theillière-Univ. Luxembourg/ B. Thibert-LJK
The Rotor Dance
A photo of a rotor equipped with two flexible polyethylene blades which, depending on its rotation, water resistance, inclination, offers a 2.0 vision of YMCA.
A. Eldemerdash, T. Leweke, S. Le Dizès/ IRPHE
The dance of evolution
Here is a 3D reconstruction of the anatomical evolution of the ostracod, a microscopic crustacean, which allows us to understand its evolution according to its environment.
M.-B. Forel, N. Poulet-Crovisier/ CR2P, L. Korat/ ZAG, Slovenia
The skull of our cells
Here is the RUFY3 protein, it destroys everything that is pathogenic in the cell. But if it is too effective, it can also suppress the cell.
R. Char, R. Fabre / CIML
christmas is coming
Here is a phenomenon that the researchers wanted to reproduce: the fall of iron particles which can generate a magnetic field.
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