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.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
I had to search my lunch for ideas of things to image, so here is 15 pictures of a piece of an egg shell stitched together. It has been magnified 1000x using the SEM.