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Old 03-29-2014, 11:10 AM
 
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Another cool series of images from Wired @ Sand Looks Unbelievably Cool Under a Microscope | Wired Design | Wired.com
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Old 04-03-2014, 09:29 PM
 
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I love looking at things, especially natural objects, under a microscope! It's like looking in on another world, which is at the same time part of the one we live in. Sand is especially cool-- maybe because you think it's just really finely-pulverized rock, until you take this close of a look and see the huge range of marine detritus that actually makes it up...

/geekrant :"P

(thanks for the link, btw )
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:34 AM
 
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I love looking at things, especially natural objects, under a microscope! It's like looking in on another world, which is at the same time part of the one we live in. Sand is especially cool-- maybe because you think it's just really finely-pulverized rock, until you take this close of a look and see the huge range of marine detritus that actually makes it up...

/geekrant :"P

(thanks for the link, btw )
And every sample is astonishingly different depending upon where you take it from.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:48 AM
 
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And every sample is astonishingly different depending upon where you take it from.

Yeah! I didn't realize that until recently. On the surface one might think "sheez, it's just sand", but it makes total sense that it would be comprised of local minerals/fossils/shells/etc. So that makes it another great way to garner greater understanding of a natural area.

Wouldn't this be the best job ever-- collecting, examining, and cataloguing local samples? I'd be all over it! (Barring minor factors such as not having an advanced degree in science, etc. )
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Old 04-05-2014, 02:15 PM
 
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Another neat thread @ Castles Etched On Grains Of Sand And Other Amazing Images From This Week | Popular Science
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Old 04-05-2014, 03:11 PM
 
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woah.

Very cool article, and the site itself got bookmarked with a quickness. Thanks!
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Old 04-06-2014, 05:21 PM
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Yeah, cool. Like snowflakes, no two alike. Here's some more:

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Old 04-07-2014, 08:14 AM
 
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Truly amazing. Thanks for the link. I never knew what sand actually looked like. I assumed it all looked very similar. Boy was I wrong!
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