Liquid Jewel No. 03, 2013
Science and art are usually distinct fields, but when they combine, the results can be incredible. Swiss photographer and scientist Fabian Oefner uses photography to capture natural phenomena in spectacular images. Watch Oefner's June TED talk on "psychedelic science" here (the talk just went online), and click through our gallery to see examples of his photographs.
This image illustrates pneumatic force. A balloon covered with paint is pierced, leaving behind a fascinating and vibrant liquid trail.
This gallery originally appeared on CBSNews.com.
October 5, 2013 6:59 AM PDT
Photo by: Fabian Oefner
| Caption by: CBS Interactive staff
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