18 X Household Items That Look Very Different Under a Microscope

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Using the Carl Zeiss Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscopes (known as the FIB-SEM) researcher Todd Simpson used the technology to to produced this stunning imagery of common household objects. Zooming in over 3000x gives you a unique look into the structure of objects we see and use everyday.

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Printed Paper
01 - Printed Paper

Ground Black Pepper
02 - Ground Black Pepper

Wood
03 - Wood

Razor Blade
04 - Razor Blade

Salt
05 - Salt

Mustache
06 - Mustache Whiskers

White Sugar
07 - White Sugar

Pepper
08 - Pepper

Cut Hair
09 - Cut Hair

An Old Penny
10 - Surface on an old penny

Ball Point Pen
11 - Ball Point Pen

A Fruit Fly
12 - A Fruit Fly

Nylon Stockings
13 - Nylon Stockings

Coffee Grounds
14 - Coffee Grounds

A Staple through paper
15 - A Staple through paper

Flower Pollen
16 - Flower Pollen

Fabric
17 - Textile

Woven Wool
18 - Woven Fabric