Beauty Through a Microscope


This year, Nikon held a con­test and select­ed the best “pho­tomi­cro­graphs,” essen­tial­ly pic­tures tak­en through the micro­scope. 20 final­ists were select­ed in total, and you can view them on Nikon’s web site, or even more eas­i­ly on Wired’s web site. Among the final­ists, you’ll find the pic­ture above. Nope, it isn’t a Van Gogh. It’s a “10-year old prepa­ra­tion of bar­bi­tal, fenace­tine, val­i­um and acetic acid” cap­tured under a micro­scope.

via @timoreilly

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