Tuesday 27 September 2016

Computer chip, brain cells and mating frogs among winning science photos

Published 21/03/2016 | 00:11

Photo of a microwave ion-trap chip for quantum computation, taken by Diana Craik, which won first place in the Eureka category and overall winner in the EPSRC Science Photo Competition (EPSRC)
Photo of a microwave ion-trap chip for quantum computation, taken by Diana Craik, which won first place in the Eureka category and overall winner in the EPSRC Science Photo Competition (EPSRC)
The photo of developing brain cells won second place (EPSRC)

Stunning images of microscopic brain cells, mating leaf frogs and a robot teacher are among the finalists in the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Photography Competition.

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The winning entry, by Diana Craik at the University of Oxford, shows a micro-fabricated chip in a quantum computer.

A photograph of neurological connections between developing brain cells, which could help stem cell research to treat Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative diseases, won second place.

An "iCub" humanoid robot playing with a baby and a pair of endangered Costa Rican lemur leaf frogs are among the other finalists.

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