How much of life do we really pay attention to on a deep level? I don’t mean at the magnification of the images below, but more so, do we find ourselves going about life in somewhat of a robotic state? Moving from point A to point B missing everything beautiful in between? Remember to enjoy each moment. Take a breath, look around, and see all that this world has to offer throughout your day. That being said, below are a series of images taken with an Electron Microscope. Such simple objects are made so profound when you truly take the time to look at them on a deeper level.
1000x zoom-in on a vinyl disc
Looks like mountains and valleys. Somehow, music plays from this!
The larva of a bluebottle fly
I would probably lose my face if I saw this thing coming at me.
Picture: EYE OF SCIENCE / SPL / BARCROFT MEDIA
Computer hard disk read/write head
Magnification: x20 at 6x7cm size. Photo: Power And Syred/Science Photo Library
These clean our teeth.. the relationship with my toothbrush has now changed.
Magnification: x40 when printed at 10 centimetres across. Photo: Steve Gschmeissner/Science Photo Library.
Refined and raw sugar crystals
These look sweet… I tried.
Magnification x85 at 10cm wide. Photo: Power And Syred/Science Photo Library.
The eye of a needle, threaded with red cotton.
Sooo much room to get that thread through that hole.. why is it so hard from normal vision?!
Magnification: x16 at 35mm size; x32 at 5x7cm size. Photo: Power And Syred/Science Photo Library.
I can’t even believe this one. The amount of little hairs and the way the skin looks like plasticine..
Colored scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a suture in a dog’s skin wound. Magnification: x20 when printed at 10 centimetres wide. Credit: STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Instant coffee granule
Pass hot water through these massive boulders and you get the most popular morning beverage in the world.
Instant coffee granule, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). Instant coffee is a dried aqueous solution of roasted coffee. The drying process produces hollow particles of low density by either spray-drying or freeze-drying. Both processes avoid nutritional and functional damage and the resulting beverage usually contains 400 grams of coffee per litre. Magnification x26 at 10cm wide. Credit: POWER AND SYRED/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
The fascinating inner workings of our blood streams. The amount of work that single cell does, imagine you had to instruct the body to do all of this through the mind each day?
Ruptured capillary. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a red blood cell squeezing out of a torn capillary. A capillary is the smallest type of blood vessel, often only just large enough for red blood cells to pass through. Red blood cells (erythrocytes) are biconcave, disc-shaped cells that transport oxygen from the lungs to body cells. Credit: STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
The head of a human flea
Once again, this thing comes at me.. face gone.
Picture: STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/ BARCROFT MEDIA
Blood clot crystals
The body is truly an amazing vehicle. Able to form clots via the crystals to stop bleeding. Wow.
Blood clot crystals. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of crystals of albumin from a blood clot. Albumin is the most abundant protein in the blood plasma. When the skin is cut, small blood vessels are ruptured, releasing blood. Some proteins in the blood plasma (such as albumin) harden in the air to form crystals (pink) over the wound. Credit: STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Good ol’ velcro was discovered by accident.
Magnification: x15 at 6x7cm size. Photo: Power And Syred/Science Photo Library.
Salt and pepper
Looks like we put marshmallows and wood chips on our food to make it tasty.
Ear wax collected on cotton bud fibers
Photo: Power And Syred/Science Photo Library.
These seem too dangerous to put near someones eye
Magnification: x4 at 5x7cm size. Photo: Power And Syred/Science Photo Library
Coloured scanning electron micrograph of a cat flea
..face gone.. again
Picture: EYE OF SCIENCE / SPL / BARCROFT MEDIA
To think of the beautiful sounds this can create.. amazing.
Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of “superwound” guitar string (piano wire design). Magnification: x60 at 6x7cm size. x148 at 8×6″,x78 at 10x7cm master size. Photo: Power And Syred/Science Photo Library.
Dust, magnified 22million times
That weird wiggly/spiky one makes me want to vacuum my whole house right now
… dont even need to say it by now
Picture: EYE OF SCIENCE/SPL/BARCROFT MEDIA
Used dental floss
Lovely purple sludge from between our teeth. You ever tried water flossing? Check it out.
Magnification: x525 when printed at 10 centimetres wide. Photo: Power And Syred/Science Photo Library
50x zoom of human eyelash hairs
I look at this and think of ‘Hunny I Shrunk The Kids’ for some reason.. no idea why.
Thanks to http://www.topdesignmag.com/