Photomicrography Captures the Beauty of the Small

Photomicrography is one of the areas where art and science collide, providing us with some truly awe-inspiring images of a largely hidden world. It allows us to see the microscopic play of light over chemical compounds, the unseen patterns contained in our bodies, and the tiny creatures who float undetected through… » 9/28/08 1:00pm 9/28/08 1:00pm

X-Ray Hackers Show Tinest Crystalline Structure Ever Seen

What does this one-micron sized object look like to you? Despite what Freud would say, that boldly thrusting little guy is a microcrystal, once classified as a powder too tiny to be imaged using X-rays. But a bunch of European X-ray fiends have rigged up a special X-ray diffractor at the European Synchrotron Radiation… » 10/04/07 8:42am 10/04/07 8:42am