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Picture: RPS/David McCarthy<br />
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Scanning electron micrograph of ‘nanoswimmers on the Beach’ by David McCarthy, University College London. These are microscopic objects being investigated for use as drug carriers in medicine. Each tiny coil is just 25 micrometres long, 5 micrometres wide and 300 nanometres thick.<br />
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Stunning photographs from the prestigious Royal Photographic Society's latest exhibition prove that science and beauty can co-exist. There 100 sensational images come from various disciplines of science and highlight how important photography is for academics. Photography plays a crucial role in medicine, forensic science, engineering, archaeology, oceanography, natural history and many more areas. The International Images for Science exhibition launches at the Great North Museum in Hancock, Newcastle, tomorrow (Sat), and showcases works from 54 scientists from around the world.