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Microscapes take off at D.C's Dulles airport

11:49am, July 11, 2014

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By his own admission, Stefano Bertuzzi is a frequent and grumpy traveler. His trips often take him to the United Airlines terminal at Dulles International Airport outside Washington, D.C. There, Bertuzzi, executive director of the American Society for Cell Biology, long grumbled that the pictures of local landmarks lining the hallways ought to be replaced with pictures of cells.

The spectacular images that cell biologists capture in their microscopes could “really wow people and make them say, ‘Science is cool,’ ” he thought.

“One day my flight was delayed, and I said, ‘I’m going to do this,’ ” Bertuzzi recalls. He asked his staff to call the airport and find out how to mount an exhibit.

The result is “Life: Magnified,” a display of microscope images depicting cells, microorganisms and details of life invisible to the naked eye, which

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