Virtual Baby Quail Tops the Video Menu for Nikon Small World

April 23, 2014 11:55 PM

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Virtual Baby Quail Tops the Video Menu for Nikon Small World

You can see the insides of a tiny quail in its egg, slice by virtual slice, in an amazing video that took top honors in the third annual Nikon Small World in Motion competition.

Portuguese biologist Gabriel Martins of the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia won first place for his 3-D reconstruction of a whole quail embryo after 10 days of gestation. The embryo measures less than an inch (23 millimeters) long.

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