NET PICS: Small World

Science  08 May 1998:
Vol. 280, Issue 5365, pp. 795
DOI: 10.1126/science.280.5365.795c

This micrograph of a waterlily bud (magnified 60 times) comes from The Nanoworld, a Web site run by Duncan Waddell of the Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis at the University of Queensland in Australia (http://www.uq.oz.au/nanoworld/gallery.html). The site features 175 finely detailed images, some color enhanced, from the center's 17-year-old collection of electron-microscopy negatives: a house fly's ornately bristled foot, a staph-riddled chunk of intestine, a mollusk's spiny teeth, and sperm swarming over an ovum. Visitors can also guess the identity of mystery images. Waddell says the gallery will soon grow much larger, as the center can now capture digitized images directly from its microscopes.

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