Sunday, March 16, 2008

Cashmere 100x

Cashmere 100x, originally uploaded by Marysusan.

When art and science can be a beautiful thing. In Forensic Science class last week, I was teaching my students how to recognize different fibers microscopically. While they were looking at fiber samples through the microscopes, I took some photos of thier best samples. I thought that I would share some of the better ones with you.

I took this with my camera, a steady hand, my students and a microscope. Yes, it is green dyed. If you look at the image in the largest format, you can see the cuticle scales on each fiber.

1 comment:

Caroline said...

Microscope photography is fascinating! And really beautiful and artistic, when you get down to it.