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Gorgeous photomicrography. Or microphotography. Whatever.
February 14, 2003 5:46 PM   Subscribe

Deformation of a polyethylene folio . Polymer thin film after electric field and reactive ion etching. Cat tongue. Mouse epididymis. Meet the latest winners in Nikon's annual "Small World" photomicrography contest. The gallery goes all the way back to 1977. A little reminder that beauty is everywhere.
posted by mediareport (4 comments total)

 
How the hell did they get the cat to hold still for that photo?
posted by five fresh fish at 6:11 PM on February 14, 2003


Absolutely marvelous. For those who want (a lot) more, the Molecular Expressions site was linked here a while back.
posted by hippugeek at 7:52 PM on February 14, 2003


How the hell did they get the cat to hold still for that photo?

A better question is, how did they get the mouse to hold still while they photographed its epididymis? *thinks about it* Oh. oh dear.

My favorites: sulfuric acid, floppy disk surface, and coin.
posted by eddydamascene at 9:12 PM on February 14, 2003


I ain't lettin' no one but my wife near my epididymis. No sirree.
posted by five fresh fish at 1:51 PM on February 15, 2003


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