Amazing Electron Microscope Images
Everyday things look completely alien under a scanning electron microscope (SEM). Take a fascinating tour of the microscopic world.
Dust mites feed on flakes of shed human skin and flourish in the stable environment of dwellings. House dust mites are a common cause of asthma and allergic symptoms worldwide.
Snowflakes are groups of 2 frozen ice crystals stuck together which fall through the Earth's atmosphere. They begin as two snow crystals which develop when microscopic supercooled cloud droplets freeze.
Eyelashes are meant to protect the eye from debris and airborne attacks, they perform some of the same function as whiskers do on a cat or a mouse in the sense that they are sensitive to being touched, providing a slight warning that an object is near the eye.
The first thing that happens in pollination is when pollen from one of the Venus flytrap's anthers lands on the flower's stamen.
Mosquitoes have scales on their wings and the females possess a long piercing proboscis.
Some wasps like to use owl butterfly eggs for their own young.