Super close-up zoom into a tooth


32 Responses to “Super close-up zoom into a tooth”

  1. Takuan says:

    oh, that’s s standard Gray control chip. Don’t
    you have one?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Word up.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Neat. I’m amazed how fast the zoom counter goes up. It’s exponential. Aside from that, the tooth is kind of boring to me: Let’s see something more interesting, like hair.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Stumbled this and will definitely show this to my middle school science class. Too bad they can’t blaze and watch. That was incredible.

  5. Diatryma says:

    I wanted a scale bar, especially as things got more spiky– x200 doesn’t mean anything when x1 isn’t the original size of the tooth. Impressive effect, though.

  6. MrCortes says:


  7. Anonymous says:

    I see God!

  8. Bugs says:

    Any guesses on how much of that was real? There was no way that could’ve been a single zoom, going from a visible-light picture of an entire tooth through electron microscopy to what I assume is supposed to be the crystal lattice structure of calcium carbonate. I *think* that last image of the lattice is actually possible, but you’d need (expensive) time on something like an atomic force microscope.

    So my guess is that it’s a series of photos at very different zoom levels, with some very funky graphics work done to create transitions between them. It’s still awesome, just in a slightly different way.

    (I’m not a microscopy expert; I’d love to be corrected by someone who is!)

  9. Anonymous says:

    it makes me really wanna brush my teeth more often. they should show this to kids, or anyone!

  10. Anonymous says:

    10 years ago I made something similar.
    Zoom a leaf.

  11. dculberson says:

    Mojave, it was the Matrix!!

    I think I saw the mark 9906947-XB71 somewhere in there. Not many can afford such quality.

  12. Editz says:

    Has ‘Crystals of Appetite’ been taken as a band name yet?

  13. Anonymous says:

    wowwww!!! that’s amazing … up to the atomic level!!!


  14. jcartan says:

    This video was one of a series of 22 videos produced in 1997 by a French team. The DVD is available at Amazon and elsewhere and is titled “Shapes of the Invisible”.

    They used a mixture of normal camera work and electron microscopy blended seamlessly. Nicely done!

  15. Anonymous says:

    Where can I get a 2,000,000x zoom camera?…that would be great

  16. Anonymous says:


  17. Anonymous says:

    It’s definitely superimposed slides but the presentation method notwithstanding it’s pretty awesome to see something so up close. Check out the rest of the series, too.

  18. bondjamesbond says:

    excuse me, I need to go floss.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Yes, that would have to be a montage of separate images made in a few different ways, zooming on each one, and with a lot of tricks to make it jump from one iamge to another seamlessly. Still, the finished film is way cool!

  20. Anonymous says:

    I have trypophobia and this creeps me out A LOT.

    I couldn’t finish watching. D:

  21. Anonymous says:

    Smoke some weed while watching this. You’ll see a whole nother universe like no teeth you’ve ever seen before :D

  22. zikman says:


    was that down to the atomic level?

  23. Anonymous says:

    now, that was a trip!

  24. fisheggs says:

    That is crazy! No wonder why I get so many cavities. Not compact at all.

  25. Trent Hawkins says:

    I think this may be just super imposed slides rather then actual zoom. Especially the last bit.

  26. Anonymous says:

    now that all of my teeth are removed i can see where i went wrong as a child eating candy. Brushing doesn’t help.

  27. Anonymous says:

    whoa that`s SCARY!

  28. Daemon says:

    “We have no reached maximum magnification” the man says, while it continues to zoom in quite substantially for some time after that statement.

  29. Mojave says:

    What was that very regular grid like structure at the end?

  30. Anonymous says:


  31. Anonymous says:

    Umm, shopped? The shadows were a little wonky.

    Besides that, cool video.

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