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More awesome microscopic close ups

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posted on Oct, 25 2012 @ 10:17 AM
Stumbled across these and knew you guys would like 'em so I've uploaded my favorites. The rest are available here:
Dental floss with a lovely bit of plaque..

Salt & Pepper.. looks kinda like marshmallows and chocolate sprinkles..

Used cotton bud/Q tip or whatever you Americans call it

This one is really cool, needle and thread!

I love playing guitar but I've never seen a guitar string up close like this before!

Now for my favorite.. always wanted to know how Velcro works!!

Hope you enjoyed, rest are here:
edit on 26/10/2010 by TechUnique because: Fixed links

edit on 26/10/2010 by TechUnique because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 25 2012 @ 10:32 AM
The link doesn't work for me and it calls me a dumb ass. :-(

posted on Oct, 25 2012 @ 10:34 AM
reply to post by 03Smoker

My bad, fixed the links now.

posted on Oct, 25 2012 @ 10:50 AM
Remember of course that these are originally BLACK AND WHITE images that some artist has fakingly hand coloured.

The original images are obtained by throwing electrons at the object (in a raster scan) and measuring the amplitude of the electrons coming off and reaching a detector. In many ways, its not actually a real "picture" of the object, more instead a data construst of the electrical properties of it, in a scan.

Here's one I did myself some years back, of a magnesium oxide coating.
Note how boringly black and white it is.

Now of course at this point I could go in and hand colour it to make it pretty, but that makes it less real.

edit on 25-10-2012 by alfa1 because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 25 2012 @ 11:05 AM
I like them all but I think my favorite is the pencil lead

And also the toilet paper (unused thank goodness) lol

Thanks for the link.

posted on Oct, 25 2012 @ 12:03 PM
It's like a completely different world.
Maybe in an even smaller view, the string would look like a tree rather than sticks...

posted on Oct, 25 2012 @ 02:19 PM
reply to post by TechUnique

You are correct: us guys like 'em! Thanks for the post. S&F.

posted on Oct, 25 2012 @ 05:48 PM
The one labeled "Computer Chip Parts" is actually a hard drive read/write head.


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