Microscopic views of Alcoholic Drinks

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Alcohol may never look the same again.

This is what champagne looks like through a microscope. About twenty-five years ago, Michael Davidson, a scientist at Florida State University, started putting alcoholic beverages under his microscope and taking beautiful pictures of what he saw. The results are lovely, especially after a few shots…

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Microscopic worms could hold the key to long-term space living

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NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander’s solar panel and the lander’s robotic arm.

Microscopic worms which are biologically very similar to humans may be the key to helping humans colonize other planets like Mars by giving clues on coping with long-term space living, according to British scientists.

 

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Incredible Microscopic Pictures of the Human Eye Revealed

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The human eye is captured in glorious detail by Suren Manvelyan

These pictures are a sight for sore eyes.  For while they may resemble the dramatic surface of the Red Planet they are actually the eye-catching images of the human iris in all its glorious detail – each one as unique as a fingerprint. (Pics)

 

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Amazing Photos Reveal What’s Not Visible to the Naked Eye

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Two human cancer cells sitting next to each other right before they’re about to divide into four cells.

The annual Small World Photomicrography Competition sponsored by Nikon aims to showcase “the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope.” (Pics)

 

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10 Amazing Miniature Works Of Art

10 Amazing Miniature Works Of Art 

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There’s something sort of magical about miniatures, especially when they’re strikingly lifelike. The artists who create these tiny wonders look at life from a different scale than the rest of us, and their work often requires intense patience, concentration and a steady hand. From sculptures too small to be seen by the naked eye to sweaters knitted with needles the diameter of a human hair, here are 10 incredible works of amazingly tiny art. (Pics) (Video)

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Microtool Inspired By Human Hand

Microtool Inspired By Human Hand 

 The gripper closed around tissue.

Using the human hand as a model, scientists at Johns Hopkins University and its medical school have developed a microscopic tool that might one day be used inside the body. The tool, a clawlike gripper less than a millimeter in diameter, could grab cells from tissue for a biopsy, for example.

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