Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Amazing scanning electron microscope pictures

Amazing Scanning Electron Microscope Pictures

All these pictures are from the book 'Microcosmos', created by Brandon Brill from London. 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.

heathland ant01 - A wood or heathland Ant, Formica fusca, holding a microchip

silicon microchip02 - The surface of an Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory silicon microchip

Eyelash hairs03 - Eyelash hairs growing from the surface of human skin

strawberry04 - The surface of a strawberry

human tongue bacteria05 - Bacteria on the surface of a human tongue

Human sperm06 - Human sperm (spermatozoa), the male sex cells

nylon hooks07 - The nylon hooks and loops of velcro

plant and insect08 - 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

nylon stocking09 -The weave of a nylon stocking

humming bird10 - The end of the tongue (proboscis) of a humming bird hawkmoth

mosquito11 - The head of a mosquito

human head louse12 - A human head louse clinging to a hair

eight eyes tarantula13 - The eight eyes (two groups of four) on the head of a Mexican red-kneed tarantula

razor blades14 - Cut hairs and shaving foam between two razor blades

Cigarette paper15 - Cigarette paper

rusty metal nail16 - The corroded surface of a rusty metal nail

head of a Romanesco17 - The head of a Romanesco cauliflower

fungus Aspergillus fumigatus18 - The fungus Aspergillus fumigatus

Mushrooms spores19 - Mushrooms spores

butterfly eggs20 - A clutch of unidentified butterfly eggs on a raspberry plant

Fallopian tube21 - Fimbriae of a Fallopian tube

daisy bud22 - A daisy bud

Calcium phosphate23 - Calcium phosphate crystal

shell of a Foraminiferan24 - The shell of a Foraminiferan

2 comments:

steve said...

needo, man

JIM WILTSEY said...

YOU 'OUGHTA SEE YOUR PILLOW