Spectacular Winning Images from The Nikon Small World Photomicrography Contest 2020

A selection of the winning images from Nikon’s 46th annual Small World photomicrography competition. The competition recognises excellence in the world of microscopic image-making. Daniel Castranova, assisted by Bakary Samasa in the lab of Dr Brant Weinstein at the National Institutes of Health, took the top prize for a photo of a juvenile zebrafish.

Spectacular Winning Images from The Nikon Small World Photomicrography Contest 2020
1st Place. Daniel Castranova, assisted by Bakary Samasa while working in the lab of Dr Brant Weinstein at the National Institutes of Health, took the top prize for his artfully rendered and technically immaculate photo of a juvenile zebrafish. The image is a dorsal view of the head of a fish with fluorescently “tagged” skeleton, scales (blue) and lymphatic system (orange), taken using confocal microscopy and image-stacking. 4X (objective lens magnification). (Photo by Daniel Castranova, Dr Brant Weinstein & Bakary Samasa/Nikon Small World Photomicrography 2020) Continue reading »

Vintage Photos Of Two-Faced German Microcar Zündapp Janus From The Late 1950s

Vintage Photos Of Two-Faced German Microcar Zündapp Janus From The Late 1950s

Zündapp was a German manufacturer of motorcycles that was founded in 1917. Zündapp collaborated with Porsche in the development of the Volkswagen car and after WWII the company manufactured one car of its own, the Zündapp Janus. Continue reading »

This Artist Turns Old Pocket Watches Into Miniature Steampunk Worlds, And The Result Is Fascinating

This Artist Turns Old Pocket Watches Into Miniature Steampunk Worlds, And The Result Is Fascinating

Greek artist Gregory Grozos is on a quest to prove that watches can do much more than just tick. They can fit entire worlds inside them. Continue reading »

Miracle – A Cute Micro-Puppy

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A baby Jack Russell and Chihuahua mix has defied the odds by surviving despite its tiny size and being abandoned by its mother. The owners of named the puppy “Miracle” and have taken over the feeding and care of the baby after its four siblings passed away shortly after being born. Owner Kayley-May Coles, age 10, said, “Everyone thinks she is absolutely beautiful. My friends absolutely love her. My teacher thought she might be the smallest dog ever to be born. She is just perfect”.
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Micro Unit House by Julya Grundberg

Micro Unit House by Julya Grundberg

Interior designer Julya Grundberg shows off a fully furnished 325-square-foot studio apartment during an exhibit displaying a transformable “micro-unit” at the Museum of the City of New York during the opening of a new exhibition, “Making Room: New Housing for New Yorkers”. New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled New York City’s first ‘Micro-Unit’ building will have apartments as small as 250 square feet. (AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY) Continue reading »