The Kid Should See This

Plants and Insects Magnified Thousands of Times

German photographer Stefan Diller has made micro worlds into immense and detailed landscapes to fly over. After three years of work, he’s refined a mix of scanning electron microscope (SEM) technology with “micro-movie camera” software. Thousands of photos — 1500 frames for one minute of footage — are taken at different positions around the specimen. These images are then animated together into a video process called Nanoflight, as shown in this rather jaw-dropping video.

And even the still photographs mesmerize. Be sure to check out Diller’s site for SEM images of animals, plants, and materials.

What would you photograph with a scanning electron microscope? And what do you imagine it would look like?

via jtotheizzoe.

This feature is being tested. Saves will disappear if you clear cookies. Find saved videos here.

🌈 Related videos

The Foldscope – A Paper Microscope that Costs $1

Rion Nakaya

Challenges of Getting to Mars: Curiosity’s Seven Minutes of Terror

Rion Nakaya

Para Films’ The Plankton Chronicles

Rion Nakaya

MIT’s inFORM, a shape-shifting 3-D display

Rion Nakaya

You Are Your Microbes – TED Ed

Rion Nakaya

Microworld Unseen: SEM images of the Pale Grass Blue butterfly

Rion Nakaya

The time lapse assembly of wind-power turbines

Rion Nakaya

LEGOscope: A DIY microscope made out of LEGO

Rion Nakaya

Catching Up With Flu: Using the Web as an early warning signal

Rion Nakaya

 
Browse the TKSST Video Collections

Get 7 smart videos delivered every week.

 

Subscribe