Category: Microscopy

The Amazing Ultrastructure of Snowflakes

They say that no two snowflakes are alike. But all of them share one thing: They are beautiful at any level of magnification. The Electron and Confocal Microscopy Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture, showcases tons of…


The world’s smallest Christmas card

How wide was the smallest Christmas card you ever got? Maybe 5 – 10 cm? Or even less? Captured by the Beltsville Electron Microscopy Unit, part of the USDA. Sixty Symbols has produced this fantastic video in which they document…


Meet the Microscopes

“You must be the new research technician. Good to have you on board!” If the Brasilian doctor and scientistCarlos Chagas had said these words to you and asked you to look at Trypanosoma parasites with a microscope, it would have…