Aug 15, 2011

I’ve been poring over a lot of old publications lately, and have come across a fascinating feature in the March 1978 issue of National Geographic. “Eyes of Science,” written by Rick Gore and photographed by James P Blair, is about the use of photography and various 3D imaging techniques in scientific research. The article includes several amazing pictures, but two of them are particularly striking from an aesthetic point of view (for me, at least). Above left: A “mummylike” map of the human body is displayed on a laboratory TV screen. Above right: A colour-coded image of the human brain, which has been processed by a computer, allows scientists to study the organ’s size and structure more closely. 

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