Science masquerading as art is available to download from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as a 2016 digital calendar or computer wallpaper.
The national laboratory in Richland has selected a dozen of the most colorful and intriguing images from among 60 nominations submitted by its staff last year.
The images were made possible by the state-of-the-art scientific microscopes and computational modeling capabilities available at the Department of Energy lab and the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory on its campus.
While beautiful, each image was created to further the diverse research done at PNNL, including work to advance biofuels, energy storage, cybersecurity and biological threat detection.
Each month’s picture comes with a description of how the image was made and its purpose.
To download a calendar or background images, go to www.pnnl.gov/publications/calendars. This is the fourth year PNNL has produced the calendar.