Migrating cancer cell. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a cultured cancer cell moving (metastasising) through a hole in a support film. Numerous pseudopodia (arm-like), fillipodia (thread-like) and surface blebs (lumps) can be seen. These features are characteristic of highly mobile cells, and enable cancerous cells to spread rapidly around the body, and invade other organs and tissues (metastasis).
Albino Zebra. Photographer Bill Adams captured some incredible photos of a white zebra named Zoe. She is extremely rare, her unusual color is due to her having amelanosis. She has beautiful gold stripes and blue eyes.
Vodka: photos of alcoholic beverages under a microscope uncover the elements that make up some of our preferred tipples. Similar to photos of snowflakes, each and every beverage is unique, while observed below when zoomed about 1, 000 times under a high tech lab microscope.
Iron oxide. Image obtained during the examination of an automotive light bulb to determine the cause of premature rupture of the filament. It shows a layer of iron oxide, involving a tungsten filament. At the bottom, the presence of liquid phase indicates that there was overheating due to short circuit. Courtesy of FRANCISCO RANGEL