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On seeing the thread title, my first thought was of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy  :)

@Stephen66515: What a superb picture. From an electron microscope, presumably.(?)
-IainB (January 08, 2013, 05:48 AM)
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no, no:
PSYchr 532 points : 1 day ago reply
This image taken by a black and white security camera, then enhanced by advanced CSI technology. For real!-
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-tomos (January 08, 2013, 08:07 AM)
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Ah, thanks! I couldn't see that, because NoScript had blocked the comments. When I temporarily enabled them, I could see it.
I figured that the coulours were probably digitally enhanced, but I didn't know you could get that sort of quality out of microscope lenses. I want one.

^ I've no idea myself.
It does say magnified 22 million times, which (is that possible - I dont think something can be magnified that much!?!) makes me think electron, but I know nothing about this kind of technology.

Related: do you remember those Nikon Small World competitions, let's see,


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