Apple has won another prestigious award, this time from international-science-news magazine The Scientist.

Apple's iMac shares the Coolest Design accolade with sci-tech company Eppendorf's Microcentrifuge. Awards were voted on by the magazine's readership of scientific professionals.

Eppendorf's Personal MiniSpin centrifuges quietly spin as many as 12 1.5-ml tubes at up to 14,000 times gravity.

Apple's 17-inch iMac has "all the ingredients necessary for both serious work and serious fun", the magazine reports.