The Hispaniolan Trogon (Priotelus roseigaster) is the national bird of Haiti. It is found on the island of Hispaniola shared by Haiti and the neighboring Dominican Republic. (x)
ART IN SCIENCE
"Majesty Under Microscopy”
IBM Research - Zurich
Since when did carbon-carbon bonds get so pretty? This nanographene molecule, synthesized in Toulouse, France, shows us the beauty of ‘bond-order discrimination.’ This splendor in chroma is achieved by atomic force microscopy using a carbon monoxide functionalized tip. Luckily, like any work of art, you don’t have to understand it to enjoy it.
A study involving rats has shown that mothers may pass on fears to their babies through smell: http://bit.ly/UBf2xv
Scientists have used laser light to thread long chains of nanoparticles into light-refracting, ‘invisible’ material: http://bit.ly/1k5cqE3
Remember that famous scene in “A New Hope” in which Princess Leia sends a holographic message to Obi-Wan Kenobi pleading for help? Well, this new technology comes pretty close: http://bit.ly/1qmcNrI
This is a fluorescence microscopic image of a squid embryo, which is smaller than a pea. In the image you can see its eyes, four arms and tiny suction cups.
Image: Celeste M. Nelson/2014 Art of Science Competition