The Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) announced earlier this week that a Japanese research group has developed a scanning electron microscope (SEM) capable of showing a 3D image in real time.
Even though some of you might be tired of seeing snow at this point, looking at it under a low temperature electron microscope is a whole different thing. Instead of fluffy white flakes, snowflakes suddenly turn into sharp and beautiful crystalline structures. I know you’ve probably seen close-ups of snowflakes before if you’re over the age of eight years old, but it’s always cool. No pun intended I guess.