A Grain of Sand: Nature's Secret Wonder by Gary Greenberg

By Gary Greenberg

Here's the area seen inside of a grain of sand, because of the beautiful 3-dimensional microphotography of Dr. Gary Greenberg. to a few, all sand appears to be like alike--countless grains in an enormous expanse of seashore. glance closer--much closer--and your view of sand isn't an analogous. utilising the glorious microphotographic recommendations that he constructed, Greenberg invitations readers to find the unusual and lovely global that every grain of sand includes.

Here are the sands of Hawaii and Tahiti, the Sahara and the Poles, a volcano, every one exquisitely assorted, and every telling a desirable geological tale. purple sand and yellow, white sand and black, making a song sand and quicksand: Greenbergs images exhibit the sophisticated alterations of their shades, textures, sizes, and shapes. And as this infinitesimal international unfolds so does an interesting rationalization of ways each one grain of sand starts off and kinds and unearths itself in a specific position, one among one billion and extraordinary.

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By Gary Greenberg

Here's the area seen inside of a grain of sand, because of the beautiful 3-dimensional microphotography of Dr. Gary Greenberg. to a few, all sand appears to be like alike--countless grains in an enormous expanse of seashore. glance closer--much closer--and your view of sand isn't an analogous. utilising the glorious microphotographic recommendations that he constructed, Greenberg invitations readers to find the unusual and lovely global that every grain of sand includes.

Here are the sands of Hawaii and Tahiti, the Sahara and the Poles, a volcano, every one exquisitely assorted, and every telling a desirable geological tale. purple sand and yellow, white sand and black, making a song sand and quicksand: Greenbergs images exhibit the sophisticated alterations of their shades, textures, sizes, and shapes. And as this infinitesimal international unfolds so does an interesting rationalization of ways each one grain of sand starts off and kinds and unearths itself in a specific position, one among one billion and extraordinary.

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I think of myself as a landscape artist creating images of unimaginable worlds-worlds where reality is seen as abstract form, color, motion, and texture. My passion is to erase the line between science and art. Both are valuable ways to explore nature. Both reinforce one another. Art has always depended upon science and technology; more than ever, science depends upon art to bring information to the people. Art will lead the way in conveying science to the consciousness of twenty-first-century culture.

The sounds only last a second or so, and they are higher pitched, in the range of 500 to 2,500 cycles per second. Here is a firsthand account from a person who experienced singing sands in western Egypt: On two occasions it happened on a still night, suddenly there was a vibrant booming so loud that I had to shout to be heard by my companion. Soon other sources, set going by the disturbance, joined their music to the first, with so close a note that a slow beat was clearly recognized. This weird chorus went on for more than five minutes continuously before silence returned and the ground ceased to tremble.

We developed what was then the only commercially available, high-definition, real-time 3-D light microscope and sold it to research scientists throughout the world. I have been issued seventeen patents for 3-D microscopes, many of which have Three dimensions of information are tracked in this image of a mouse tongue. The red color labels a protein specific to smooth muscle cells, thus the red tubular shape reveals the presence of a tiny arteriole. The yellow striped fibers are muscle cells. The yellow color is created from the combination of two proteins, actin and myosin, found specifically in muscle cells.

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