Sunday, October 24, 2010

Amazing Electron Microscope Shots

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.
 01 — A wood or heathland Ant, Formica fusca, holding a microchip

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

 03 — Eyelash hairs growing from the surface of human skin

 04 — The surface of a strawberry

 05 — Bacteria on the surface of a human tongue

 06 — Human sperm (spermatozoa), the male sex cells

 07 — The nylon hooks and loops of velcro

 08 — 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

 09 —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
21 — Fimbriae of a Fallopian tube
 22 — A daisy bud
23 — Calcium phosphate crystal
24 — The shell of a Foraminiferan

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