15 pictures of amazing science

National science photography contest showcases pictures of remarkable projects

March 19, 2015

A picture of a diamond-coated forest of carbon nanotubes has won the top prize in a national science photography competition organised by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

The image, by Paul May, professor of physical chemistry at the University of Bristol, shows carbon nanotubes around 50,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair. It won the overall prize in the contest, which attracted more than 150 entries and celebrates research funded by the EPSRC.

Click through the images above to see the top three entries in each of the five categories: Discovery, Weird and Wonderful, Equipment, Innovation, and People.

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