Microscopic cross-section photo of layers of paint is more spectacular than we ever would have imagined

This photograph may resemble the geological strata of an alien world, but it's actually dozens of layers of paint. Natasha K. Loeblich of the Architectural Research Department of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation photographed a cross-section of the wall paints on an 18th-century theater at 100 times magnification,… » 2/16/13 5:00pm 2/16/13 5:00pm

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