We don't have a sense of scale for the very small, and gigapan + microscopes (optical or SEM) can go a huge way towards opening the country of the very small to a wider public.
Richard Feynman wrote There's plenty of room at the Bottom, but even if you have read
that (more than once :-), you still don't get the sense of what
'small' means that you can get from seeing it in a Gigapan.
April 22, 2009 - This is the first pass Nano gigapan unit. Jay designed this to be cut out on the laser cutter at Tech Shop. We found some mat board for this first prototype. You can see all of the burnt edges. There was ash flying all over!