Astronomical charts from Gujin Tushu Jicheng, a Qing dynasty Chinese encyclopedia.
Diagram from Wikimedia Commons. It’s like op art.
This is how small they’re making machines nowadays: Dwarfed by a spider mite. Lubricated by gases. Photo courtesy of Sandia National Laboratories, SUMMiTTM Technologies, www.mems.sandia.gov
A microscopic image of liquid crystal by Wikimedia Commons user "Minutemen." Happy Easter.
The Guardian is featuring an incredible slideshow of the Wellcome Image Awards 2008. Go, look, be awed.
A deep-water crustacean, captured on film by Flemish marine biologist Lycaon.
A 15th century AD Egyptian diagram kept by the University Library in Istanbul, showing what’s inside a horse.