Surface of a petal of a marigold flower - Stock Image - B765/0061
False-colour scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the petal of a marigold flower. The petals of most flowers are in fact stamens which have switched roles during evolution from sexual organ to advertising agent.
Moth antenna, SEM - Stock Image - Z355/1873
Moth antenna. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the antenna of a moth.
Image Gallery, amazing images from our customers and our engineers | Thermo Fisher Scientific
View these images captured using Thermo Fisher Scientific Instruments. Many images were taken by our customers. We celebrated the achievements of our customers, not only for its scientific relevance but also for its creativity and beauty.
Crystal structure of graphite, artwork - Stock Image - C009/0192
Artwork of the crystal structure of graphite showing parallel layers of hexagonally arranged carbon atoms. Graphite as used in pencil lead, lubricants, and structural components that need strength and lightness.
Credits/links for images above, from top to bottom: 1) Image: Argonne National Laboratory at Flickr 2) Image: Kenneth M. Bart (many more of his gorgeous microscopy images) 3) Image: via 4) Image: via 5) Image: Stinging Eyes at Flickr 6) Image: via 7) Image: via 8) Image: via 9) Image: via 10) Image: Piotr Rotkiewicz (more of his outrageous beauties) 11) Image: via Image: via. Diatom /ˈdaɪətɑːm/ From Greek diatomos = cut in two. Named because they typically appear to be cut in half. Diatoms…
Ambient Occlusion renders of individual diatoms used in the a-life tests. Their forms were extracted from superformula equation cross checked with known species, while their textures were created using a combination of fractal patterns.