Artistic microscope slides produced in the Victorian era (1840~1900) by arranging hundreds of tiny diatoms into intricate patterns. This was often accomplished by using a single hair to move the diatoms in a special chamber that prevented disturbance to the slide. The fabrication of these amazing objects must have required incredible patience, attention to detail, and a steady hand.
Whhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazzzzzzzzzzzz a diatom!!?
My sentiments exactly, every, single, year
Check out this mix on @8tracks: “FEBRU▲RY 2012” …if you like me, like living in the past…
There’s no cure, Edvard Munch
Source: Flickr / collageartbyjesse
Here’s the thing always to remember. The crazy changes that we’re seeing now, the—you know, the fact that we broke the Arctic this summer, the fact that the oceans are 30 percent more acid, that’s all that’s all happened when you raise the temperature of the earth one degree. The same scientists who told us that was going to happen are confident that the temperature will go up four degrees, maybe five, unless we get off coal and gas and oil very quickly. And to do that, you know, it’s nice to talk to Washington, but in certain ways Washington has turned into customer service for the fossil fuel industry. It’s time to take on that industry directly.
biocanvas: cut across the central vein of mangrove fern, 28times magnification.
Image by Daphne Zbaeren-Colbourn.
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