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New class of materials discovered: Protein crystalline frameworks

New class of Materials Called Protein Crystalline Frameworks August 2014 Arrangement of protein concanavalin A molecules in protein crystalline framework.

Blood clot. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a blood clot from the inner wall of the left ventricle of a human heart. Red blood cells (erythrocytes) are trapped within a fibrin protein mesh (cream). The fibrin mesh is formed in response to chemicals secreted by platelets (pink), fragments of white blood cells. Clots are formed in response to cardiovascular disease or injuries to blood vessels. Connective tissue (orange) is also seen.

Colored scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a blood clot from the inner wall of the left ventricle of a human heart

MOTH TRAILS AT NIGHT   Photograph by Steve Irvine for National Geographic     In this beautiful long exposure photograph (i.e., the camera shutter is left open for a period of time) by Steve Irvine, we see a group of moths swarming around a floodlight at night. The 20-second exposure lets us revel in…

Moth Trails at Night: Fluttering wings leave lacy trails as moths beat their way to a floodlight on a rural Ontario lawn. The midsummer night’s exposure, held for 20 seconds, captured some of the hundreds of insects engaged in a nocturnal swarm.

Electron micrograph of M. mycoides, the first self-replicating synthetic bacterial cell

Electron micrograph of M. mycoides, the first self-replicating synthetic bacterial cell--I'm pretty sure the zombie apocalypse will be caused by Craig Venter.

Tardigrade is a microscopic animal that lives on moss.

The Tardigrade aka Water Bear. Able to survive the vacuum of space, radiation, intense pressures and years of being dried out and 'dead.

Cell division and morphogenesis in a single-celled green alga called Micrasterias that is found in ponds and lakes.

Cell division and morphogenesis in a single-celled green alga called Micrasterias that is found in ponds and lakes. 2011 Nikon Small World in Motion - Honorable Mention

Giant Mushrooms - There is a giant mushroom in Oregon that is over 2,400 years old, covers 3.4 square miles of land, and is still growing.

There is a giant mushroom in Oregon that is over years old, covers square miles of land, and is still growing - HOWEVER, it is NOT THIS MUSHROOM. The Oregon mushroom looks like many small fungi spread across miles of land.

Myelinated nerves. A section through myelinated nerve fibres and Schwann cells.Myelin (green) is an insulating fatty layer that surrounds the nerve fibre (axon, black), increasing the speed at which nerve impulses travel. #anatomy #microscope #microscopic #medicine #medical #human

Myelinated nerves. A section through myelinated nerve fibres and Schwann cells.Myelin (green) is an insulating fatty layer that surrounds the nerve fibre (axon, black), increasing the speed at which nerve impulses travel. #anatomy #microscope #microscopic #medicine #medical #human

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