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Images Dated 26th August 2003

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Johann von Schiller, German poet Featured 26 Aug 2003 Print

Johann von Schiller, German poet

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (1759- 1805), German poet and playwright. While Schiller studied medicine he read Rousseau and Goethe, as well as writing a play about revolutionaries (The Robbers). Gaining his degree in 1780, he became the regimental doctor in Stuttgart, Germany. The following year he was arrested and forbidden to publish further work following his play's first performance. Schiller fled to Jena, where he became a professor of History & Philosophy at the university. He meet Goethe in 1799, who convinced him to return to playwriting, and they formed the Weimar Theatre. His Ode to Joy became the basis for a movement in Beethoven's ninth symphony


Vine weevil larva, SEM Featured 26 Aug 2003 Print

Vine weevil larva, SEM

Black vine weevil larva (Otiorhynchus sulcatus), coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). This insect is a pest that attacks a wide range of plants, including the yew, rhododendron, azalea, laurel, juniper, grape, holly, strawberry and many other woody and herbaceous plants. The larva feeds on the roots with its mouthparts, seen on the head (orange), causing severe damage, more so than the adults, which feed on leaves. The larva hatches in the autumn, burrowing into the soil in winter. It is about one centimetre long when mature, emerging as the adult form in spring. Magnification: x12 when printed 10cm high


Venus flytrap leaves, SEM Featured 26 Aug 2003 Print

Venus flytrap leaves, SEM

Venus flytrap leaves. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of spiny leaf traps from a Venus flytrap plant (Dionaea muscipula). A winged insect is trapped in the leaf in the background. The leaf spines (also seen on the edge of the foreground leaf) interlock on the closed trap, preventing the insect from escaping. The Venus flytrap plant is carnivorous, trapping insects in its hinged and two-lobed leaf traps. Touch-sensitive hairs on the leaf's inner surface are triggered when an insect lands in the trap, causing the leaf to close. The insect is digested by enzymes, providing the plant with nutrients not found in the swamps where it grows. Magnification: x12 when printed 10cm high