Pico and ME Sunday Jan 9 01:58 AM
Jan 9, 2011: Closer Look at Snow
Magnified, snow sometimes looks like a caricature of itself, or what snow might look like in a Tim Burton movie...but sometimes it doesn't look like itself at all.
Pico and ME Sunday Jan 9 02:00 AM
xoxoxoBruce Sunday Jan 9 02:24 AM
It looks like snow that's been hanging around the gutter for a few days, all dingy and shit.
SPUCK Sunday Jan 9 06:38 AM
ajaccio Sunday Jan 9 11:50 AM
Very cool photos at that link. Some of 'em look like toys that got left scattered over a playroom floor. Y'all should check out the photos of cocktails under a microscrope that are also featured at that same website. Psychadelic!
footfootfoot Sunday Jan 9 12:54 PM
Sundae Sunday Jan 9 01:14 PM
Gorgeous. But I have spent the weekend trying NOT to get a closer look at the snow here. As in not getting down to pavement level.
wolf Sunday Jan 9 04:02 PM
I likes the snow.
TheMercenary Sunday Jan 9 05:42 PM
Beest Wednesday Jan 12 03:31 PM
I saw this thread yesterday, just as the snow was starting, and sent the images to my colleagues, so we were inspired to have a go.
glatt Wednesday Jan 12 03:36 PM
Pico and ME Wednesday Jan 12 03:41 PM
So, those post/column-like things hold two 'snowflake' crystals together, I suppose.
Beest Wednesday Jan 12 04:46 PM
I was surprised as there are some very simialr in the OP, especially the linked pictures, even the slit down the side.
you can get Little desktop SEM's now, I think they are about $80K.
If you know how to maintain them they often give the old ones away, I knew a guy who had one in his garage.
Lamplighter Wednesday Jan 12 05:08 PM
Down memory lane... As a student I created mnemonic devises to help understand some things.
kerosene Wednesday Jan 12 07:12 PM
Those are cool. That first one looks like one of those bank containers you use at the drive up window.
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Jan 13 01:14 AM
Thanks for the pictures, Beest, we like to keep those French honest.
SPUCK Thursday Jan 13 06:44 AM
Beest; How can you do this with an EM, doesn't the flake melt instantly?
Beest Thursday Jan 13 10:11 AM
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Jan 13 10:22 AM
I should think a vacuum would make it change state very quickly.
glatt Thursday Jan 13 10:22 AM
SPUCK Friday Jan 14 06:28 AM
Thanks Beest. I thought the beam currents were way higher. Prolly new sensors need way less.