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Wing of dragonfly

Macro or Micro? Test Your Sense of Scale

Macro or Micro? Scientists’ pictures baffle our sense of scale. It began when Stephen Young, a geography professor at Salem State University in Massachusetts, tricked his biologist colleague Paul Kelly into thinking a satellite image was one of hi.

"This cross-section of an anglerfish’s ovary is reminiscent of another sea creature—the nautilus."

animalworld: “ ANGLERFISH Ovary cross-section (Magnified © James E. Hayden When a former colleague sent him a section of an anglerfish ovary, James E. Hayden of The Wistar Institute came up with.

A cross section of the stem of Galium aparine, also known as Sticky Jack.  Photograph by Phil Gates.

This is a cross section of the stem of the plant commonly known as goosegrass or sticky Jack and more scientifically as Galium aparine. Beyond the Human Eye: Sticky Jack

Judy Jernstedt, Stem cross section of Pereskia guamacho

Judy Jernstedt, Stem cross section of Pereskia guamacho. Plant parts beneath the microscope are beautiful and complex!

This cross-section of a mouse intestine is labeled with a spectrum of fluorescent molecules. From the green and magenta digestive enzyme-producing cells to the red mucus-secreting cells, this is one of the most dynamic areas in the mammalian body: Each cell is replaced by another every 3-5 days.

This brilliant gastric image comes just in time for lunch through much of the Western Hemisphere - mouse stomach section with mucous-secreting cells (red) along stomach lining & acid-producing cells (green & magenta).

Plant stem

Plants 'seen doing quantum physics'

Spirogyra, een vrij zwevende filamenteuze vorm van groene algen aan het einde van het conjugatie proces.  Helderveld microscopie.

Microscopy prints would make a great, colorful, abstract series for a wall somewhere. Looks like bamboo.

Most Beautiful Butterflies in the World [Amazing Colors & Shapes]

Top 14 Most Beautiful Butterflies in the World [Amazing Colors & Shapes]

Wood cells of Ilex aquifolium (holly), a tangential section, Micropolitan Museum © Wim van Egmond

Wood cells of Ilex aquifolium (holly), a tangential section, rays are visible. Part of the Collection of the Botanical Garden of the Micropolitan Museum © Wim van Egmond

Polyethylene, the most common form of plastic, that has been permanently deformed.

2002 Small World, Prize - Zdenka Jenikova Czech Technical University - Prague, Czech Republic Specimen: Deformation of a polyethylene folio Technique: Polarized Light

MICROSCOPIC PHOTOGRAPY images | Microscopic photography of insects by Igor Siwanowicz , made with ...

a series of confocal microscope images shows the regular, crystal-like architecture of the eye of a common blue damselfly (Enallagma cyathigerum), an active visual predator and a swift flyer.

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