Did you know...

That an electron microscope has lenses that are magnetic rather than glass


That a scanning electron microscope uses electrons to “illuminate” samples rather than light


Some modern state-of-the-art scanning electron microscopes can magnify over a million times


That a transmission electron microscope (TEM) images by passing an electron beam through a very thin section creating a sort of 2D “shadowgraph” image of the inside of the sample.


That a scanning electron microscope (SEM) makes images of samples by scanning a very finely focused electron beam across the surface of the sample, imaging its external 3D structure.


What a Moth Fly looks like?


That about 60% of the World’s human population has some kind of parasite? View Gallery


Honeybees have hairs all over their bodes, including their eyes, that are adapted to gathering pollen.


Modern MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical) Systems can build motors smaller than a grain of sand.  View Gallery


Some Lunar soil particles look like moons or planets themselves.  View Gallery


A “Cootie” is another name for a parasitic Body Louse. View Gallery


Creatures known as Marine Meiofauna that live in the oceans and ocean sediment, eat bacteria, thus keeping the seas from being overgrown with bacteria and in balance. View Gallery


Tiny creatures known as Tardigrades can be dried out and frozen and then brought back to life by adding a drop of water—amazing!  View Gallery


Jumping Spiders are hunters and have some of the best vision among invertebrates. They don’t hang out in webs, waiting for prey like other spiders. They go out and find it!  View Gallery


When neurons (brain cells) are added to a culture medium, they organize themselves by forming clusters of cells and send out communication links to other nearby cells and clusters, as if becoming ready for some task to execute!  View Gallery