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Microstructure of an Arabidopsis Leaf Disk

This movie shows the microstructure of a 3 mm disk from an Arabidopsis leaf. The image was captured using X-ray computed microtomography (microCT) at The Hounsfield Facility, School of Biosciences,…

From  Craig Sturrock on June 22nd, 2020 0 likes 27 plays 0  

Maize Root System

This movie shows the root system development of a maize (Zea mays) seeding grown in a clay loam soil. The image was captured using X-ray computed microtomography (microCT) at The Hounsfield Facility,…

From  Craig Sturrock on June 22nd, 2020 0 likes 23 plays 0  

Chimpanzee os cordis

This video shows a 3D animation of a Chimpanzee os cordis (heart bone) discovered by researchers at University of Nottingham using X-ray Computed Tomography. Moittié, S., Baiker, K., Strong,…

From  Craig Sturrock on June 22nd, 2020 0 likes 5 plays 0  

Cockroach 3D Movie

The movie shows the 3D animation of a cockroach. The image was captured using X-ray computed microtomography (microCT) at The Hounsfield Facility, School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham.…

From  Craig Sturrock on June 19th, 2020 0 likes 16 plays 0  

Rhizosphere microstrucuture around a wheat root.

This movie shows the microstructure of the rhizosphere surrounding a wheat root. The image was captured using X-ray computed microtomography (microCT) at The Hounsfield Facility, School of…

From  Craig Sturrock on June 19th, 2020 0 likes 1 plays 0  

Microstructure of a zero tilled field soil.

This movie shows the microstructure of a zero-tilled field soil. The image was captured using X-ray computed microtomography (microCT) at The Hounsfield Facility, School of Biosciences, University of…

From  Craig Sturrock on June 19th, 2020 0 likes 24 plays 0  

Aerated Chocolate

This movie shows the 3d microstrcuture of a piece of aerated chocolate. The image was captured using X-ray computed microtomography (microCT) at The Hounsfield Facility, School of…

From  Craig Sturrock on June 19th, 2020 0 likes 14 plays 0  

Root system of a wheat seedling

This movie shows the root system of a wheat = seeding grown in a loamy sand soil for 14 days in a 10 cm diameter pot. The image was captured using X-ray computed microtomography (microCT) at The…

From  Craig Sturrock on June 19th, 2020 0 likes 1 plays 0  

Soil pore space and water

This movie shows the pore space of a loamy sand soil at field capacity moisture. The image was captured using X-ray computed microtomography (microCT) at The Hounsfield Facility, School of…

From  Craig Sturrock on June 19th, 2020 0 likes 25 plays 0  

Poppy seed head

A 3D image of a poppy (Papaver Sp.) seed head imaged at The Hounsfield Facility using X-ray computed microtomography (microCT).

From  Craig Sturrock on June 19th, 2020 0 likes 23 plays 0  

X-ray vision reveals how plants ‘breathe’

Scientists have discovered how plants create networks of air channels – the lungs of the leaf – to transport carbon dioxide (CO2) to their cells. Botanists have known since the 19th…

From  Elizabeth Cass on June 26th, 2019 0 likes 102 plays 0  

UoN The Hidden Half: Grapevine

Grapevine (Vitis) from the plant family Vitaceae is a flowing vine plant with 79 different species and is an economically important source of grapes, both for the consumption of the fruit itself and…

From  Brian Atkinson on June 29th, 2018 0 likes 264 plays 0  

UoN The Hidden Half: Wild Pea

Pisum sativum is more commonly known as the pea plant. These plants are well known for growing peas in pods which are the plant’s fruit. This is an important crop now grown in many parts of the…

From  Brian Atkinson on June 12th, 2018 0 likes 63 plays 0  

UoN The Hidden Half: Ageotropum Pea

Pisum sativum is more commonly known as the pea plant. These plants are well known for growing peas in pods which are the plant’s fruit. This is an important crop now grown in many parts of the…

From  Brian Atkinson on June 12th, 2018 0 likes 54 plays 0  

UoN The Hidden Half: Spinach

Spinach, Spinacia oleracea, is a flower that is best known for its edible leaves. It is thought the plant originated in Iran and then moved across the world until finally reaching the UK in the…

From  Brian Atkinson on June 12th, 2018 0 likes 44 plays 0  

UoN The Hidden Half: Alpine Strawberry

Wild alpine strawberry, Fragaria vesca, is one of 20 different strawberry species. The most common strawberry found in the supermarket is a cross between two species, fragaria and ananassa, and…

From  Brian Atkinson on June 12th, 2018 0 likes 92 plays 0  

UoN The Hidden Half: Rocket

Rocket, Eruca sativa, is also known as arugula in America. This edible plant is in the Brassicaceae family which includes many well-known plants such as broccoli and kale. It has been part of our…

From  Brian Atkinson on June 12th, 2018 0 likes 40 plays 0  

UoN The Hidden Half: Asparagus

Asparagus, Asparagus officinalis, is a well-known spring vegetable enjoyed since ancient times. A recipe including asparagus is included in one of the first known recipe books written by the romans…

From  Brian Atkinson on June 12th, 2018 0 likes 138 plays 0  

UoN The Hidden Half: Freesia

This X-ray CT scanned Freesia is from the species Fressia alba which is native to the cape of South Africa. Freesias are known for their funnel shaped flowers and are part of the Iris family. The…

From  Brian Atkinson on January 29th, 2018 0 likes 113 plays 0  

UoN The Hidden Half: Calico Hearts(Adromischus maculatus)

Adromischis maculatus is commonly known as Calico Hearts or Chocolate drops due to their spotted leaves. These plants are known as succulents as the leaves are thickened and fleshy in order to retain…

From  Brian Atkinson on January 29th, 2018 0 likes 98 plays 0  

UoN The Hidden Half: Tomato

Tomato, Solanum lycopersicum, is a member of the nightshade family of plants which is well known for being poisonous. Luckily for all tomato lovers the fruit does not contain any poison. Tomato…

From  Brian Atkinson on January 10th, 2018 0 likes 153 plays 0  

UoN The Hidden Half: Sugar Beet

Sugar beet, Beta vulgaris, grows a root that contains a high percentage of sucrose and therefore is used to produce sugar. The first factory devoted to producing sugar for these beet plants was…

From  Brian Atkinson on January 10th, 2018 0 likes 206 plays 0  

UoN The Hidden Half: Pea (Kelvedon Wonder)

Pisum sativum is more commonly known as the pea plant. These plants are well known for growing peas in pods which are the plants fruit. This is an important crop now grown in many parts of the…

From  Brian Atkinson on January 10th, 2018 0 likes 98 plays 0  

UoN The Hidden Half: Norway Spruce

Picea abies, Norway spruce, is a coniferous pine tree best known as a Christmas tree! Every Christmas Norway provides London with a Norway Spruce for Trafalgar Square. This tree is native to most…

From  Brian Atkinson on January 10th, 2018 0 likes 315 plays 0  

UoN The Hidden Half: Maize

Maize (Zea mays), also known as corn, is one of the most widely grown and widely eaten crops. It is a grass that forms large ears full of kernels, which are sweet corn when eaten in the un-ripe form…

From  Brian Atkinson on January 10th, 2018 0 likes 358 plays 0  

UoN The Hidden Half: Date Palm (Lulu) - Growth over time

Phoenix dactylifera, commonly known as date palm, is well known for its sweet fruit. This flowering plant is in the palm family Arecaceae. Date palm trees grow 20m tall and have large leaves that can…

From  Brian Atkinson on January 10th, 2018 0 likes 438 plays 0  

UoN The Hidden Half: Congo Grass (Brachiaria ruziziensis)

Brachiaria ruziziensis, known as congo grass, is a tropical grass. In the tropics it is one of the most common feeds for livestock. The grass is native to Rwanda and Eastern Congo but can now be…

From  Brian Atkinson on January 10th, 2018 0 likes 141 plays 0  

UoN The Hidden Half: Bean (Tio canela)

This Tepary bean, Phaseolus acutifolius, is native to Mexico and can grow in extremely dry conditions. Bean and pea plants both belong to the same family of plants and are grown all over the world…

From  Brian Atkinson on January 10th, 2018 0 likes 97 plays 0  

UoN Hounsfield Facility: Lego Movie

The Hounsfield Facility at the University of Nottingham Sutton Bonington campus houses our state-of-the-art X-ray computed tomography (CT) technology. This enables scientists to explore the internal…

From  Brian Atkinson on December 19th, 2017 0 likes 96 plays 0