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October 14, 2010

Pollen grains as seen by a scanning electron microscope โ€” Episode 2

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Episode 1 appeared on August 23, 2010.

From The Telegraph: "A Swiss scientist named Martin Oeggerli, who uses the name "Micronaut" for his art, uses a scanning electron microscope to capture images of pollen grains."

From the top down: 1) pollen from an Albizia (also known as the silk tree); 2) pollen from a forget-me-not (this flower has one of the smallest known grains of pollen: just five one-thousandths of a millimeter in diameter); 3) acanthus pollen; 4) the grey granules are pollen from Viburnum tinus (snowball plant); 5) Pistia pollen; 6) birch pollen; 7) lily pollen; 8) pollen from a Venus flytrap.

[via Milena]

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Just received the book. A great little collection of startling images.

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Oct 14, 2010 7:04:06 PM

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