Sunday, 2 January 2011

The Bee's Knees

I have just been browsing through a recent book purchase, Bee, by Rose-Lynn Fisher, which is a collection of electron microscope photographs of bee anatomy -- sensational, talk about the bee's knees...

I then came across this site on the web, showing electron microscope photographs of snowflakes. Crikey! They couldn't look more manufactured, so perfectly imperfect. Such pictures always remind me of that moment in Blade Runner, where the maker's serial number is discovered on a perfect but artificial snake scale.

Like images from the Hubble telescope, the revelation of the world at nano-scale is a humbling reminder that there's more to all this stardust stuff we're made of, and walk around in, on and through than we'd like to think.

1 comment:

Martin H. said...

Just visited the website. Wow!