Wednesday, June 20, 2012

20 Amazing Microscope Shots Pictures

These pictures are taken from the book ‘ Microcosmos’, created by Brandon Brill. This book includes many scanning electron microscope (SEM) images of insects, human body parts and household items. These are the most amazing images of what is too small to see with the naked eye.

1 – A wood or heathland Ant, Formica fusca, holding a microchip 

2 – The surface of an Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory silicon microchip 

3 – Eyelash hairs growing from the surface of human skin 

4 – The surface of a strawberry 

5 – Bacteria on the surface of a human tongue 

6 – Human sperm (spermatozoa), the male sex cells 

7 – The nylon hooks and loops of velcro 

8 – Household dust which includes long hairs such as cat fur, twisted synthetic and woolen fibers, serrated 
insect scales, a pollen grain, plant and insect remains 

9 -The weave of a nylon stocking 

10 – The end of the tongue (proboscis) of a hummingbird hawkmoth 

11 – The head of a mosquito 

12 – A human head louse clinging to a hair 

13 – The eight eyes (two groups of four) on the head of a Mexican red-kneed tarantula 

14 – Cut hairs and shaving foam between two razor blades 

15 – Cigarette paper 

16 – The corroded surface of a rusty metal nail 

17 – The head of a Romanesco cauliflower 

18 – The fungus Aspergillus fumigatus 

19 – Mushrooms spores 

20 – A clutch of unidentified butterfly eggs on a raspberry plant

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