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Dr Eric Condliffe won third prize in the ‘science as art’ section of the Visions of Science photography competition for his picture of quartz and anhydrite crystals, dredged from the floor of the Bismark Sea east of Papua New Guinea during an ocean drilling expedition and brought back to Leeds by Dr Liane Benning. The image was taken on a scanning electron microscope.
The competition was supported by the Daily Telegraph and Novartis.

Success for University's 'sound' research
University researchers have seen their 'sound' ideas win important successes this summer.
Face lift brings a smile for phantom heads
The best dental training facilities in the country await students starting a new academic year at the school of dentistry.
New designs
It's all new for the start of the academic year, with a Reporter redesign, a new Reporter website ad a revamp of the external website with the latest news stories and pictures now on the home page.
Fellow funding
Details on the latest grant opportunities for fellowships from the AHRB and the Leverhulme Trust.
Garden restoration is a question of plumbing
Restoration of the UK's largest formal garden to its original splendour is all a question of plumbing, according to geography lecturer Dr Joseph Holden.
Leading the field in a virtual environment
A free software system developed at the University has beaten its commercial competitors to become the University of Oxford's new virtual learning environment.
Lasers, gold and atomic forces as physics helps our understanding of diseases
Studying the early stages of Alzheimer's or heart disease is not research you'd expect to find in a physics laboratory.
Researchers set gold standard for male fertility
Researchers in Leeds and the USA have developed a 'gold standard' for fertile sperm, in a major step forward towards understanding male fertility.
Where scientists fear to tread
Volcanologists need to get close to active volcanoes to collect vital information on impending eruptions, but in doing so they can put their lives at risk.
Taking 'time out' to find peace through performance
A play to help war-torn communities in the former Yugoslavia heal their rifts has been brought from Bosnia to the UK by performing arts research fellow Dr Jim Mirrione.
Majority support for low cost road charging
Over 50% of people in Leeds would be in favour of road charging, if the cost was kept under £3 a day and if the scheme brought substantial environmental improvements, as study at the Institute for Transport Studies has shown.
News extra
So much has been happening over the summer, we couldn't fit everything in the printed version.
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