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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Photomicrography competition reveals nanoworld

While we tend to focus on nanotechnology as a provider of new materials, it can also provide design inspiration.

At the Small World Photomicrography Competition website you’ll find an amazing array of images from the nanoworld. Most of the work is at the microscale, an order of magnitude bigger than nanoscale, but it's still a magnificent showcase exposing the beauty of an unseen world.

Pictured is last year’s 3rd prize winner by Stefan Eberhard, revealing the microstructure of crystallized vitamin A

I highly recommend the gallery both for its sheer aesthetic pleasure and as a way to get to know the nanoworld. A picture, in this case, is worth a billion words.


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