Too Cool: Images of Nanospace

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  1. jason_els

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    Just astonishing images from Atomic Force Microscopes and Scanning Tunneling Microscopes.

    Included are images of a virus attacking a cell, the atomic structure of a lotus, E.coli, and human blood cells.

    The Atomic Force Microscope requires actually touching an object to photograph it but to do so, it must be very careful not to crush it. As a result, the AFM can sense forces of up to a few pico Newtons (one trillionth of a Newton: 1 N is the force of Earth's gravity on an object with a mass of about 102 g (1&#8260;9.8 kg) (such as a small apple)).

    The Scanning Tunneling Microscope can actually pick up and move a single atom.
     
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    Makes ya feel kinda ..











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    Very cool. I know it's an overused word, but how else to say it?
     
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