The Nikon Small World Competition highlights the best in microscope-aided photography. Popular Science has funnelled out "the best of the unborn" from the list of 115 winners.
These cute babies are so tiny that microscopes with powers up to 630x are required to get these 'family portraits.'
The embryo images shown here are the following:
1. 9 day old chick
2. 5 day old squid
3. Mouse at 13 days
4. Embryonic earthworms
5. Rat embryo cortical neuronal network
6. Just fertilized killifish
7. Embryonic stem cells of a mouse
8. Japanese rice fish eggs
Nikon's 'Small World' Embryos
1. Microscope-aided Photography - Exploring the potential for microscope-aided photography in other fields such as medical diagnosis or forensic investigation.
2. Embryo Imaging - Advancements in embryo imaging techniques could lead to breakthroughs in prenatal healthcare and reproductive medicine.
3. Scientific Visualization - The use of microscope-aided photography can enhance scientific visualization and communication, opening up opportunities for collaboration and discovery.
1. Biotechnology - Biotech companies can utilize microscope-aided photography to improve the analysis and understanding of cellular structures.
2. Medical Imaging - Medical imaging industries can benefit from advancements in embryo imaging technology, enhancing the accuracy and clarity of prenatal diagnostics.
3. Science Communication - Science communication platforms and publications can leverage microscope-aided photography to engage and educate audiences about the wonders of the microscopic world.