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<b><i>It really is a small world, after all!</i></b>

Press Release Date 
Friday, August 20, 2010
Visitors can experience a remarkable intersection of science and art normally unseen by the naked eye in the 35th Annual Nikon Small World Museum Tour on display at The Tech Museum from August 27 through Oct. 17, 2010. The oldest and most respected competition of its kind, Nikon Small World celebrates the world's best photomicrographers who display sophisticated scientific disciplines, while presenting an understanding of the beauty that can occur when science and art are joined. "These works capture images that could lead to scientific discovery or medical advancements, images that represent opportunities that we otherwise would have missed if not for the power of the microscope and the artful eye of the photomicrographers," said Peter Friess, president of The Tech Museum. "What's more, these images are stunning in their depth, resolution and creativity." As part of the world's premier photomicrography competition, Nikon recognizes the best professional and amateur photomicrographers, all of whom are dedicated to furthering creativity and excellence in photography through the microscope. The exhibition features 20 award-winning photomicrographs - including an anglerfish ovary, cotton fibers and fish scales - that have been shown at museums and science centers throughout the United States and Canada. Many are also featured on the covers of prestigious scientific and industrial journals. Contact: Roqua Montez Director of Public Relations (408) 795-6225 About The Tech Museum The Tech Museum is a hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds. The museum - located in the Capital of Silicon Valley - is a non-profit learning resource established to engage people in exploring and experiencing technologies affecting their lives. Through programs such as The Tech Challenge, our annual team design competition for youth, and internationally renowned programs such as The Tech Awards, presented by Applied Materials, Inc., The Tech Museum celebrates the Spirit of Silicon Valley by encouraging the development of innovative ideas for a more promising future.