Life under the microscope never looked so beautiful

Bradley Wint
By: - 27th Feb 2014
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Look around you and tell me what you see? Most of us would answer with something like “a pen” or “a table”, nothing too out of the ordinary. However, everything is life is made up of millions and billions of atoms that essentially are framework of everything tangible around us and within the wider universe. Let’s get back to small objects. Below, a few items such as a spring, paper, and foil were put under a microscope. Zoom in a bit and we quickly see the complex nature of these structures that make up the somewhat simple things that lie around our household.

1 - Tungsten Incandescent Light Bulb Filament

Tungsten Incandescent Light Bulb Filament

2 - Laser-drilled Hole in Stainless Steel Foil

Laser-drilled hole in Stainless Steel Foil

8 - Pollen Grain from a Crabapple Tree Flower

Pollen Grain from a Crabapple Tree Flower

7 - Surface of USPS Tyvek Envelope

Surface of USPS Tyvek Envelope

6 - Philips Head Screw

Philips Head Screw

5 - Spherical Zinc Particle

Spherical Zinc Particle

3 - Gold Dendrites on Nickel Wire

Gold Dendrites on Nickel Wire

4 - Super Absorbant Polymeric Spheres

Super Absorbant Polymeric Spheres

[Via: IMGUR]

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