October 14, 2011

Beautiful Science

The sun was back out again this morning, though the balmy 80 degree temperatures of indian summer we'd been enjoying for the past week have gone...perhaps for good.

To tell you the truth, I'm totally ok with that. My little studio apartment retains heat really well...uncomfortably well in the summer, and even a little beyond what I'd like in the winter when my radiator gets going at full throttle. I find that I'm actually looking forward to the briskness of late fall...wearing sweaters, drinking hot tea, and cuddling up underneath my covers at bedtime. And as for the brutal chill of Chicago winter...bring it on! (I can't believe I just said that!)

And if you'd like an extra portion of eye candy this morning check out the Winners Gallery of Northwestern's 2011 scientific images contest. Appreciable on an "Art-for-Art's-sake" level, these beautiful images are also valuable components of research projects currently taking place at NU. My personal favorites are the clustered bipyramids of gold nanoparticles and the wispy film of carbon nanotubes...what are yours?

1 comment:

  1. The images in the contest were all fun and fascinating. I liked the thought that someday there will be a battery charger in my pants. ; ) The bipyramids were lovely, too.