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SEM of ant holding a microchip Featured Specialist Imaging Print

SEM of ant holding a microchip

Ant and microchip. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a wood or heathland ant, Formica fusca, holding a microchip. The round compound eyes are seen above the long antennae. The mouthparts consist of toothed (serrated) mandibles which are holding a microchip. Microchips are used in computers and carry complex microscopic circuits printed onto thin wafers of silicon. The wood ant is social, and acts as a slave for the blood-red ant Formica sanguinea. Inseminated females of the blood-red ant invade wood ant nests, steal the pupae, and the ants that hatch are made to work for the strange queen. Magnification: x10 at 5x7cm size. Magnification: x22 at 6x4.5 inch size

© Andrew Syred/Science Photo Library

Neck vertebrae extended, X-ray Featured Specialist Imaging Print

Neck vertebrae extended, X-ray

Bending of the neck. Coloured X-ray of a side view of the neck of a man showing extension of healthy cervical vertebrae (bones). The seven cervical neck vertebrae are the smallest, lightest vertebrae in the spine; they support the head and neck and allow the skull to turn and nod. Nodding occurs when an individual flexes and extends the neck. Flexion, a bending movement, occurs when the angle between the articulating cervical bones decreases and extension occurs when the angle between the cervical bones increases. This image may depict whiplash, the forcible sudden bending of the neck forwards and backwards which may cause neck injury. The hyoid bone of the neck is seen below the jawbone. See images P116/729-731 for flexing of the neck

© SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Neck and shoulder arteries, X-ray Featured Specialist Imaging Print

Neck and shoulder arteries, X-ray

Neck and shoulder arteries. Coloured X-ray of the arteries (red) of a human neck and shoulder. The bones (purple) are also seen on the X-ray, aiding identification of the arteries. The ribs of the chest (across bottom) are seen from the front. The head (upper right) has been turned to one side to expose the right-hand side of the neck and its carotid arteries (internal and external). These bring oxygenated blood to the head. The right arm (centre left) has been raised to show how the subclavian artery passes under the collar bone (clavicle) and into the arm. The arteries carry oxygenated blood from the heart (not seen). The arteries have been highlighted by arteriography: injecting them with a radio-opaque medium to absorb the X-rays

© CNRI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY