Monday, September 04, 2006


the colour in science

Science is a colourful subject,
both literally and
in its exciting discoveries.

As part of National Science & Engineering Week, the BA and
ESRC (Economic & Social Research Council) launched Illuminate
a photography competition aimed at capturing the colour in science.


A stunning image
of a clam’s siphon

amongst the winning entries
of the Illuminate competition
@ National Science Week

Shot in actinic light (similar to ultraviolet (UV) light) by amateur photographer John Clipperton from Cheshire, the photograph illuminates the siphon’s “iridophores”, which protect the clam from UV radiation. The image was joint winner of the over-16 category.

For more information please visit:
The BA (British Association for the Advancement of Science)
Festival of Science UEA University of East Anglia events
Pencils Blackholes and the Klein Paradox by Stefan @ Backreaction
Famous Quotes
Everybody gets so much information all day long
that they lose their common sense. Gertrude Stein