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Da Vinci Science Center to Show 2011 BioScapes Exhibition

The national 2011 Olympus BioScapes exhibition will open at the Da Vinci Science Center on Saturday, March 3, 2012.

The winning entries of Olympus America’s digital imaging competition will be shown at the Center until Memorial Day weekend, and will be included with paid admission or membership entry. The annual BioScapes contest recognizes the world’s finest microscopic still images and videos of human, plant, and animal subjects captured through light microscopes of any magnification and any brand.

Winning images from Olympus BioScapes Competitions travel throughout North America for display. The 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2010 BioScapes exhibits have been shown at the Da Vinci Science Center. Olympus America is headquartered in Center Valley, Pa.

First Place in the 2011 BioScapes contest was earned by Charles Krebs of Issaquah, Wash. Krebs’ fascinating image showcases the amazing movements of a rotifer, a tiny underwater creature that bears a striking resemblance to a cartoon mouse. The rotifer has hair-like projections around its “ears” called cilia that sweep at lightning speed to move food into its mouth.

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