This is just really really cool and even though it is not about microbes, since it is about the built environment I thought I would share it here:
The article is about the work of Daniel Kariko at East Carolina University. Kariko refers to the work as Suburban Symbiosis: Insectum domestics – photos of the insects with which we share our homes. And the photos are just incredible.
From the CNN article:
Since 2012, Kariko has been creating amazing portraits of tiny monsters many Americans live with every day, including boll weevils, carpet beetles, moths, wheel bugs, ants and earwigs.
His equipment isn’t what you’d expect. He mashes up art and science by using equipment from a university lab: a stereoscopic microscope and a sophisticated scanning electron microscope.
I am not sure about whether it is OK to embed the pictures here so I am not going to do it but you have to just trust me. Go check out the pics.
- Suburban Symbiosis: Insectum domestics
- Meet your invisible roommates by Thom Patterson on CNN.Com.