Human hair, SEM - Stock Image - P720/0370
Human hair, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). Hair shafts growing from the surface of human skin.
Microscopic Images of Invertebrates. Insekten, Spinnen und anderes
Scanning Electron Micrographs of all kind of small Animals. Kleine Tiere gesehen mit dem Raster- Elektronen- Mikroskop.
Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a red blood cell squeezing out of a torn capillary. A capillary is the smallest type of blood vessel, often only just large enough for red blood cells to pass through.
Sperm Tracked in 3-D—A First
For the first time, scientists have successfully plotted the paths of sperm in 3-D, revealing corkscrew-like trajectories and "hyperactive" swimmers.
Amazing Electron Microscope Images
Everyday things look completely alien under a scanning electron microscope (SEM). Take a fascinating tour of the microscopic world.
Tick feeding on human blood, SEM - Stock Image - Z445/0498
Tick feeding on human blood. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a tick (Ixodes sp. )with its mouthparts buried in the skin of its human host while feeding on its blood.
The gift of sleep
naturalist and Bearwalking recently gave us links to low-temperature scanning electron microscope photographs of snow crystals. (Click to enlarge) Hans Castorp, on Thomas Mann's Magic Mountain, looked at snow crystals on his sleeve and found them "uncannily anti-organic, life denying." The effect was terrifying. Beautiful, yes, but frightening. The cold, aseptic stillness of the inorganic. These are the insignia death wears on its sleeve. But on an even more microscopic scale the crystals…