We’re struck by the eerie poignancy of Noah Kalina‘s photos of Labs at Night in this month’s SEED Magazine. The collection offers a rare glimpse of laboratories and centers of science and research after dark – and after the scientists, tourists, and custodians have gone home. As SEED explains:

[These] are places where science can go on without us (for a time). The rooms can go dark, but science still happens: Cells divide and grow; lasers pulse; elementary particles hurtle through magnetic fields; molecules jiggle along paths that might lead to life. So it is in these images that we find scenes of “potential energy” culled from a collective pursuit to understand the world. The scientists have gone home, but the ideas remain, manifested in experiments, moving autonomously in the darkness toward a revelation.

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