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Posts marked microphotography

Studying snowflakes - vintage images and diagrams of snowflakes

Sand magnified over 250x by Dr. Gary Greenberg

That’s Like, Whoa’s gallery of Creepy Bugs Under Electron Microscopes is scarier than anything found in a Hollywood monster movie. A plea to all mad scientists: please stop working on that laser/genetic manipulation/radiation dose that might make these huge.

Microscopy by Anne-Cécile Reymann, Manuel Thery, iRTSV in Grenoble, France

Bamboo (Fargesia sp.), polarized light by Eckhard Völcker 

(h/t Microscopic Expressionism)

The Big Picture Extrordinary Microscope Photography gallery features the winners of The Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition, which are currently on display at the New York Hall of Science through August 31. Check it out for more fascinating images like these.

Microphotography from Pitschuni’s Flickr gallery. Click on the images to see what’s pictured.

There are some cool new toys coming out that are about to make capturing the stars or the stuff under your microscope a whole lot easier. Startup Arcturus Labs is in the process of funding a new product called Magnifi, an iPhone case/adapter that allows you to attach your phone to a microscope, telescope, binoculars, or any other optical instrument. Also, Canon has launched its EOS 60Da model with a “modified infrared filter and a low-noise sensor with heightened hydrogen-alpha sensitivity” for astronomy enthusiasts. I hope this is the beginning of a trend.

The 2011 Nikon Small World in Motion Winners have been announced. 

About the competition:

In response to the exciting new trend in digital photomicrography of recording movies or digital time-lapse photography through the microscope, Nikon Small World in Motion was created as a sister competition under the Nikon Small World brand. Movies are judged on the merit of being visually outstanding as well as depicting the intersection of science and art.

Click here to see some amazing things like the pulse of an egg yolk or a Waterflea Daphnia playing with a volvox like it’s a beach ball.

The Guardian has put together a gallery of the winners of the Science magazine 2011 International Science & Engineering Visual Challenge. Apps like Powers of Minus Ten (an app that allows the user to zoom into the human body, exploring worlds at different levels of magnification) look particularly interesting. Check it out here

BevShots is “an intoxicating blend of art and science”. BevShots photographs beers, wines and cocktails under a microscope and features them as modern art and accessories like these:

Hip flask

Black Russian Scarf

Vitamin C using crossed-polars. Photo by Spike Walker.

Vitamin C using crossed-polars. Photo by Spike Walker.

Wing scales of a Urania ripheus (Sunset Moth) (6.25x). Photo by Charles B. Krebs

Wing scales of a Urania ripheus (Sunset Moth) (6.25x). Photo by Charles B. Krebs