28.09.2021

Mind-blowing everyday objects under an electron microscope

Take a peek at some everyday objects through an electron microscope. *Note: Photos are colorized*

Nylon hooks and loops of velcro

Cut hairs and shaving foam between two razor blades

A human head louse (Pediculus humanus capitis) clinging to a hair

Calcium phosphate crystal

Surface of a strawberry

Household dust

Bacteria on the surface of a human tongue

The corroded surface of a rusty metal nail

Eyebrow hairs growing from the surface of human skin

The head of a mosquito

The weave of a nylon stocking

Ballpoint pen

A clutch of unidentified butterfly eggs on a raspberry plant. These eggs have already hatched

Surface of an EPROM (Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory) silicon microchip

The end of the tongue (proboscis) of a hummingbird hawkmoth (Macroglossum stellatarum)

The head of a Romanesco cauliflower (Brassica oleracea botrytis)

Cigarette paper. The crystals (blue) are additives that keep the lit cigarette burning by producing oxygen

The shell of a foraminiferan. Foraminifera are marine single – celled protozoa that construct and inhabit shells composed of several chambers

h/t: Imgur

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