25 Everyday Objects Under an Electron Microscope

    March 13, 2012 at 5:24 am

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    You come into contact with millions of different objects every day. Many of those everyday objects are so small that you don’t even realize you’re interacting with them, but when we look at the world around us on a microscopic level, a whole new universe reveals itself. Fortunately, the photos in this gallery were taken using an electron microscope, which is the most powerful microscope known to man, and with it we can see everyday objects in a way we’ve never seen them before. Here are 25 everyday objects under an electron microscope: 


    1. m Jahangir says:

      it is horrible to see the detailed read face of every day objects. let us leave this job to the researchers and enjoy the pleasant looks

    2. Revolutionary! These must be the first color images from an ELECTRON microscope that anyone has ever seen. All previous generations of electron microscopes had a problem that they couldn’t see colors because the use electrons INSTEAD OF LIGHT, so color information was lost.

      Or… these are just beautiful images from optical microscopes 🙂

      • As I understand it, the color is added in after the photograph has been taken, but most of them attempted to emulate the actual colors of the objects.

        • Lawry says:

          John Ward here in the labs at CSIRO has been making coloured electron microscope images for over 20 years. CSIRO developed an attachment for scanning electron microscopes that assigns colours to regions in the image as it is viewed. Many of Johns images are far better than the above with wonderful colours.
          Having said that many other people post colour the SEM images with software.

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