Science in picture

Here we are! The Big Picture has release fantastic shoots from the National Ignition Facility. I do not know how they can achieve such a quality of picture and what makes them so effective. But they make the point: science are not only results, they are also engineering, art: highlighting these wonderful facilities like the NIF or the LHC ist part of the joy of making science. And I think a lot of scientists should make an effort to improve the photos they make from their devices.  For instance, look at this picture from ASDEX-Upgrade:

Does it make you dream? Personally, I do not. But even for small experiments, it would be better to have high-quality shootings. It is not only a question of promotion but also to make people dream.



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