December 2010 Archives

Very Small (and temporary) Holiday Greeting

Some folks at the University of Leeds, with a ton of holiday cheer, (and perhaps not enough work to do) have created a video showing how they put a Merry Christmas greeting onto a snowflake. The fine folks at Wired Magazine have the details.

Arsenic Bacteria SEM Image

The big science news of the day is the announcement by NASA that their scientists have found a species of bacteria that thrives in an arsenic rich environment and is unlike any other life forms on our planet. While the ramifications of this announcement are significant, a minor part of the announcement on CNN.com was the use of a scanning electron microscope image on the front page! The link is to the article, but the SEM image was the eye candy used on the CNN main page this afternoon.

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