Microcosmos

“A collection of images taken with scanning electron microscopes (SEM) has been pieced together by London-based science author, Brandon Broll, into a book titled Microcosmos. The images cover anything from household items to human body parts. Here are a selection of our favourites. This is an amazing image of a wood or heathland ant, Formica fusca, holding a microchip.”

A gallery at The Telegraph has several equally impressive images as the one above: eyebrows growing out of human skill look like saplings bulging through a tree bark; bacteria on the surface of the human tongue resembles a bag of candy; and, human sperm looks like a plate of squid ink pasta tossed with marinara and clams.  The photo of velcro could be my favorite, though.  [via TYWKIWDBI]

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