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Scientifically Artistic, Artistically Scientific
Credit: Courtesy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory | U.S. Dept. of Energy
When most people think of art, they don't exactly picture chromatography or the simulation of water vapor, but scientists with an eye for beauty have compiled a gallery of breathtaking images that resulted from their research.
Here are our favorite "science as art" photos, taken by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory from 2008 to 2011.