Download the May 2021 digital calendar

A new image is available


Why not download a new scientific image to have as your wallpaper or desktop during May. Included on the image is a calendar so you can keep track of the month.

All the images used were submitted to our annual calendar image competition. The image selected for May is:

Sprig of moss Cirriphyllum piliferum
This moss has thick cell walls that are birefringence. Therefore, it is well suited for shooting in polarized light. When using polarizing filters and a retardation plate, the petals start to sparkle in different colours (Biolam R-11 microscope, smartphone camera) 
Andrei Savitsky

Download the image in the dimension format which best fits your screen; 4:316:9 or 16:10.


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