Wee tiny stuff
April 24, 2002 11:00 AM   Subscribe

Wee tiny stuff never fails to fascinate. Photomicrography makes the commonplace seem outlandish and the beloved seem alien. Sometimes it's just as good as traveling. Do yourself a favor: admire something small today. You may have to count on it tomorrow.
posted by gleuschk (6 comments total)
Sandia National labs has some good stuff too. They used to have videos of these microscopic dust mites crawling all over nanogears, but I can't find that now.
posted by anathema at 11:14 AM on April 24, 2002

You don't even need fancy equipment to take photomicrpgraphs: our own large mass of frozen water takes some mighty fine ones with a pencam.
posted by gleuschk at 11:19 AM on April 24, 2002

Take a close look at what else these college kids have been drinking.
posted by me3dia at 11:51 AM on April 24, 2002

Brian Fridge has made videos of ice crystals swirling inside of his freezer. Hole in door + night vision = cosmic scenes.
posted by sailormouth at 1:07 PM on April 24, 2002

I particularly like the virtual scanning electron microscope. Centric diatoms are beautiful, but the dust mite looks downright menacing.
posted by gutenberg at 2:40 PM on April 24, 2002

Arginine looks like what I see when I'm getting a migraine.
posted by elgoose at 7:48 AM on April 25, 2002

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