USA Science and Engineering Festival


While this image may look like a creature from a science fiction movie, it’s actually a hydrothermal worm marine organism viewed on an electron microscope from festival sponsor FEI Company, a world leader in the production and distribution of electron microscopes, including scanning electron microscopes (SEM), transmission electron microscopes (TEM), DualBeam™­ instruments, and focused ion beam tools (FIB), for nanoscale research. See this recent Huffington Post article for more information on the image.

What microscopic organisms would you like to photograph through an electron microscope?

Come see more cool mages like this (and even take some yourself) at the Expo!


  1. #1 Stacy Jannis
    July 25, 2011

    Cool bug!!! if you like this check out all the great pix out there of tardigrades AKA waterbears ( a bit more cuddly than the wee monster worm)

  2. #2 Kandy Collins
    July 25, 2011

    Thanks for your suggestion!

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