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The Micro Photo is Meta

This is a high-speed photograph of a water drop refraction by Markus Reugels. Big World in a little drop

I love that the droplet makes the image look like a globe. The map in the background is inverted, because the refraction inverts the image.

IRROYGBIVUV

Pictures of a rainbow, taken in visible, IR and UV

via fine structure

Where the Cicadas Are, 2013 Redux

I went back to cicada-land with my slow-motion camera. I’ve still got a lot of video to edit, but here’s a decent shot at 210 fps.

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I had a pretty good shot at 420 fps, but unfortunately it started out in a shaded area before going into the sunlight, and the camera does not dynamically adjust the contrast once you start shooting. So a lot of it is overexposed. Grrr.

Also got a few stills.

Give These Roses a Little Sniff

These Self-Assembling Nanoflowers Are As Beautiful As They Are Tiny

Harvard researchers grew these lovely microscopic gardens using delicate chemical reactions.

Chinese DIY Inventions

Chinese DIY Inventions

One visible sign of China’s recent economic growth is the rise in prominence of inventors and entrepreneurs. For years now, Chinese farmers, engineers, and businessmen have taken on ambitious do-it-yourself projects, constructing homemade submarines, helicopters, robots, safety equipment, weapons and much more. Some of the inventions are built out of passion, some with an eye toward profit, (some certainly safer than others), and a few have already led to sales for the inventors. Gathered here are recent photos of this DIY movement across China. [39 photos]

Some of these are pretty cool.

Look Very Closely

Microscope images

Show Me Those Pretty Eyes

Amazingly Detailed Macro Portraits of Bugs

Nerdgasm, Check

A peek into the control room of space shuttles

[Photographer Ben] Cooper brings us an insider look at the Flight Decks of the Endeavour, Discovery, and Atlantis space shuttles.

There's Antimony, Arsenic, Aluminum, Selenium …

Flickr: The Elements

Check out all three pages.

Smithsonian Magazine's 2012 Photo Contest

Smithsonian Magazine’s 2012 Photo Contest Finalists

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