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Sarah Richards
Sarah Richards • 2 years ago

Taken by scientists Sung Hoon Kang, Boaz Pokroy and Joanna Aizenberg, from the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the photograph offers an astonishing view of something we take for granted every day: plastic. The image, captured with a high-powered electron microscope camera, shows microscopic plastic fibers that measure just 250 nanometers in diameter (1/500th of a human hair) as they wrap around a plastic green sphere. The image won first prize at the International Science ...