On a Scope

Yesterday’s post provided a snapshot of the microscopic world in the human body. It’s amazing to think that we transport along a wonderland no matter where we go. So that gave me an idea – another trip journey.

Today’s trip is a bit more advanced because besides regular microscope views, this video offers one of my favorites – electron micrographs. Enjoy the journey. Any favorite stops along the way?

30 thoughts on “On a Scope

  1. Hi,
    Fascinating video. they are obviously using a very powerful microscope, the egg yolk cholesterol was amazing, as was the microscopic pond life and I loved the onion skin that one brought on a smile. πŸ™‚
    Great post.

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  2. I enjoyed looking under the microscope. As I watched it, I kept thinking what an amazing video clip to show children in their life sciences learning. I could imagine their oohs and ahs πŸ™‚

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    • Spiced,
      Good evening from good morning. Oh – the post – the power of capturing images of molecules is unbelievable. Nature sure provides many great designs! Thanks for visiting.

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  3. Frank, truly a spectacular video, each scene is more powerful than the next. Although the bacterial colony looks suspiciously like the room of pods in “Alien” πŸ™‚ I was intrigued by the fact that Dabdoub, the film’s creator, is a musician as well and composed the music for the film. I tracked him back to his YouTube site as well as his Vimeo site, apparently he was quite the musician and violinist. After suffering a brain injury about a year ago, he became unable to play, so he created a recording of Arabic violin playing on some iPhone apps and made a video of it. Here’s the link: http://vimeo.com/23010562

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  4. What amazing micro world… I enjoyed so much. We are a part of this great universe… and we can see/watch around us and also this microscobic world too… But made me to think, should be someone(s) to watch us like that… where are we… do we know exactly… I mean the whole picture of us… My mind went like science fiction stories… πŸ™‚

    Thank you dear Frank, Have a nice day, with my love, nia

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  5. These are just amazing, Frank. I love them! I noticed you tagged the post “Micro Art” and I’m thinking it really is beautiful! I love the more colorful ones, of course, but I ws fascinated with the bacterial colony. I think because of my dad’s infection the visual was riveting, and the accompanying score was so menacing, you do get the point! Bacteria can be a true enemy if left unchecked! I really did enjoy this, so thank you. Debra

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    • Debra,
      As a person who enjoys new age music, I had not thought of the menacing tone – which is obviously has – yet I also hear a fascinating, mysterious tone. Interestingly, Lynn (Composer in the Garden) commented about the composer. How about if I promise more soothing music for tomorrow.

      As for the micro art tag, I did that because I know that nature inspires artists. As for bacteria, interestingly, many more bacteria are harmless than harmful … and some are helpful! Nonetheless, their control is difficult, thus hospitals are so diligent. Best wishes to your dad’s recovery. Thanks for taking the time to drop by.

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    • John,
      I can see how the colors took you back to that period of time. And for the youngins’ who may read this, there were so interesting black light posters back in the day! Thanks for triggering that memory.

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  6. Yes, that’s it! Hopefully the world will put enough enough money into science education and scientific manpower to explore this area before getting surprised by micro-stuff that has a lot more immediate impact on the human race than black holes and expanding galaxies.

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    • Les,
      Great question. I’m not sure. My guess is that some of them involve stains, but others involve some form of color enhancement. On the other hand, depending the the object and the scope, sometimes we may be seen natural colors. Thanks for visiting.

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  7. Wow. Pretty amazing stuff. I liked the coffee and sugar (although I don’t drink coffee, or eat much sugar these days), and the little heart shapes in the aquatic sponge.

    I have an artist friend who bases her artwork on the human body. She’s currently doing family portraits via histograms. Fascinating stuff. (http://jennahannum.com/)

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