IMAGES: Electron Visions

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Science  15 Apr 2005:
Vol. 308, Issue 5720, pp. 331
DOI: 10.1126/science.308.5720.331a

Under the electron microscope, the surface of a cat's tongue resembles a doormat, with rows of the backward-pointing tines, known as papillae, that come in handy for primping the creature's fur. The micro world comes into focus at this Web gallery from microscopist and professional photographer Dennis Kunkel of Kailua, Hawaii. The more than 1500 colorized and black-and-white electron micrographs expose a flea's face, the wrinkles on the surface of a stem cell, the bacteria speckling a patch of human skin, and many more hidden details. Teachers and researchers can use the images for free by contacting Kunkel.

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