Thursday, February 19, 2009

Is this gorgeous or what?


I'll tell you what it is and where it came from tomorrow-- unless you want to guess? (Hint: unintentionally compounded word whose second part relates to a place of education.)

3 comments:

Matt P. said...

Hmm... it looks like neurons from the hippocampus of a mouse that were genetically altered with fluorescent proteins from jellyfish. Call me crazy... :-)

Michaelann Bewsee said...

OK, you made me laugh out loud. How did you know?

For other folks, came from Discover Magazine - http://discovermagazine.com/2008/dec/05-what-is-this-a-paper-mache-pinata

Matt P said...

Heh! I moused over the image and saw that it was named "hippocampus.jpg". So I fed that into Google's image search tool (http://images.google.com) and there it was on the bottom of the third page.

My wife thought it was a felted wool tapestry; it really is beautiful.