Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Amazing Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) Photos

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.

An ant, Formicafusca, holding a microchip

Surface of an Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory silicon microchip

Eyelash hairs growing from the surface of human skin

The surface of a strawberry

Bacteria on the surface of a human tongue

Human sperm (spermatozoa)

Nylon hooks and loops of Velcro

Household dust: includes long hairs of cat fur, twisted synthetic and woolen fibers, serrated insect scales, a pollen grain, and plant and insect remains

The weave of nylon stocking fibers

The head of a mosquito

Head louse clinging to a human hair

Eight eyes (two groups of four) on the head of a tarantula

Cut human hairs and shaving foam between two razorblades

Cigarette paper the tobacco is rolled in

Corroded surface of a rusty nail

Mushrooms spores

Clutch of butterfly eggs on a raspberry plant

Calcium phosphate crystal