The results for National Geographic's Best Science Images of 2008 are in--and, as you'd expect, they are incredible.
Coming in first is an image of tiny green diatoms which created a fern-like forest as they attempted to attach to marine invertebrates. Other images include a still shot of a vibrating string, squid suckers and polymazing. Illustrations, posters and 3D imaging are also included in the short list as well as several different methods of photography.
Implications - Scientific discoveries are an important point of interest for a large audience group due to the revolutionary and innovative nature of the discoveries. Science leads the way for technological advancements that are constantly garnering media and audience attention and allowing businesses of all kinds to expand their target demographic.