Hypnotic film of iridescent crystals growing

In Lattice, artist Maria Constanza Ferreira filmed microscopic crystals growing in a lab, then animated them into a mesmerizing work of art. Read the rest

Gallery of extreme close-up photos

Close ups

Cool gallery of close up photos of a microchip, cigarette paper, human sperm, eyebrow hairs, and more.

Crane fly image by Thomas Shahan - Crane Fly - (Tipula), CC BY 2.0, Link Read the rest

How to make a smartphone microscope

Kenji Yoshino of MAKE shows you how to make a powerful microscope from "the focus lens from a cheap laser pointer or two, and about $10 worth of materials from the hardware store." Read the rest