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Date: 10/19/10 11:47 AM

59 Responses to Magnified Snowflake [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18830 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 11:48 am
    Link: Magnified Snowflake - Like magnets, how do they work?
  2. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
    3076 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 11:54 am
    :-O that`s awesome!
  3. Profile photo of tedgp
    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 11:58 am
    it`s frozen water except frozen at high altitude where instead of freezign as we know it , due to the lack of air and pressure, it crystallizes. Thats how it works.
  4. Profile photo of Gortrok
    Gortrok Male 18-29
    773 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 11:59 am
    It`s MAGIC!
  5. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7468 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 12:05 pm
    i never knew i wanted to see a magnified snowflake until there was one in front of my face. now i want to go even further. lets get to a .1nm and i will be happy.
  6. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
    4809 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 12:06 pm
    Things like this fascinate me and I never get bored of looking at this stuff.
    Makes me feel like a giant.
  7. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
    4809 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 12:07 pm
    @ blazephemist .... FAILURE on every level.
  8. Profile photo of IWMSGAN
    IWMSGAN Female 18-29
    113 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 12:08 pm
    This is amazing
  9. Profile photo of I-IS-BORED
    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
    2419 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 12:10 pm
    @fancy
    Snowflakes
  10. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 12:14 pm
    Scrolling down, I was waiting for TENSO!
  11. Profile photo of MissTokyo
    MissTokyo Female 18-29
    82 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 12:14 pm
    Did someone actually just post `first`?
    I am truly horrified O_o
  12. Profile photo of MrYouKnow
    MrYouKnow Male 13-17
    1081 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 12:19 pm
    Enhance that image!
  13. Profile photo of Dead_Herring
    Dead_Herring Male 18-29
    51 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 12:20 pm
    I was expecting the last picture to be a "yo mama" or something.
  14. Profile photo of IRockYeah
    IRockYeah Male 40-49
    2619 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 12:26 pm
    Caine: "Zoom further into the image.
    There, in the victims eye.
    Flip the image.
    Enhance.
    Rotate it 67%.
    Enhance.
    Zoom in on the killers retina.
    Enhance.
    Remove solar radiation.
    Negate the image.
    Gentlemen, we have our killer. Right in the eye of the storm"

    YEEEEEAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
  15. Profile photo of TheEsentials
    TheEsentials Male 18-29
    3 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 12:30 pm
    because nature is awesome!
    fantastic pic
  16. Profile photo of DeathToLems
    DeathToLems Female 18-29
    1435 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 12:30 pm
    and go closer and you see some micro graffiti god etched on there for the lolz.
  17. Profile photo of grapehead
    grapehead Male 18-29
    408 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 12:37 pm
    cool
  18. Profile photo of PPPenguin
    PPPenguin Female 18-29
    16 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 12:39 pm
    That`s nice.

    But we need to go DEEPER.
  19. Profile photo of DixxyRarr
    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 12:40 pm
    Even though the snowflake is so tiny and insignificant, it makes me feel tiny and insignificant... but in a good way.
  20. Profile photo of Inter237
    Inter237 Male 18-29
    2441 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 12:45 pm
    I love nature
  21. Profile photo of beccab86
    beccab86 Female 18-29
    347 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 12:53 pm
    Not to be a Negative Nancy, but couldn`t they have just done the same thing with an ice cube once you get past a certain point of recognition?
  22. Profile photo of AnImbroglio
    AnImbroglio Male 30-39
    838 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 1:07 pm
    That is... pretty amazing, actually.
  23. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 1:27 pm
    What exactly is it zooming it on and why ?
  24. Profile photo of NitroJunkie
    NitroJunkie Male 70 & Over
    758 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 1:41 pm
    Hey, it`s like a fractal.
    Fractals become some of the most amazing things when you`re high.
  25. Profile photo of Lixa123
    Lixa123 Female 18-29
    579 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 1:58 pm
    That was amazing, until the final few images, at which point I started getting freaked out. Magnified images SCARE me.
  26. Profile photo of flmumb
    flmumb Male 18-29
    32 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 2:06 pm
    @beccab86

    Learn 2 science.
  27. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 2:08 pm
    Damn nature, you pretty
  28. Profile photo of ardystic
    ardystic Male 18-29
    1083 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 2:17 pm
    oh. i see it.
  29. Profile photo of Piepig
    Piepig Male 13-17
    1524 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 2:27 pm
    It`s crazy what technology can do! Wow!
  30. Profile photo of danky
    danky Male 18-29
    559 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 3:36 pm
    that`d be funny if it was just zoomed-in pixels
  31. Profile photo of SmilinSam
    SmilinSam Female 18-29
    3599 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 3:43 pm
    how is that fractal at all? it is not the same pattern every time it zooms in...
  32. Profile photo of SPARTAKITTY
    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
    2120 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 4:20 pm
    Miracles n sh*t.
  33. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 4:37 pm
    that was ordinary!
  34. Profile photo of littlepete50
    littlepete50 Male 18-29
    1358 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 4:38 pm
    hydrogen bonding n sh*t.
  35. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 4:54 pm
    @beccab86-
    maybe, but I`m guessing that the micro-structure of an ice cube would look different. After the shape of a snowflake doesn`t come from a mold- it is the product of the arrangement of the frozen water molecules.
  36. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9308 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 5:29 pm
    Nature`s awesome.
  37. Profile photo of WalkinAftr12
    WalkinAftr12 Female 18-29
    169 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 5:56 pm
    We have to go deeper
  38. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 6:08 pm
    I`m guessing these pictures were taken with a scanning tunneling electron microscope, Those are pretty incredible machines themselves.
  39. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    32794 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 6:14 pm
    MMmmm atomic theory! Yum yum!
  40. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    32794 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 6:16 pm
    and go closer and you see some micro graffiti god etched on there for the lolz. - DeathToLems
    Lolz! It`ll read:

    "Hey Atheists, explain this! - Jehova"
  41. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 6:21 pm
    Not to be a Negative Nancy, but couldn`t they have just done the same thing with an ice cube once you get past a certain point of recognition?
    (Nerd, sorry) Nah, the reason they grow into a perfect crystal form is that they have space to grow into, as opposed to being compressed. Like quartz crystals will grow into a geode or void with perfect form, but not so in a body of granite.

    I`m guessing these pictures were taken with a scanning tunneling electron microscope, Those are pretty incredible machines themselves.
    Not sure crakr, from the magnification, could just be an SEM (scanning electron microsope).

    "Hey Atheists, explain this! - Jehova"
    Hehe, I like it. ;-)
  42. Profile photo of darkgear6
    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
    1378 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 7:43 pm
    Not long til they attack us again
  43. Profile photo of jendrian
    jendrian Male 18-29
    2516 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 8:09 pm
    awww it`s missing its pawie ...
  44. Profile photo of xxsmudgexx41
    xxsmudgexx41 Male 18-29
    55 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 8:34 pm
    i was expecting a midget to appear on the last frame
  45. Profile photo of Wizard77
    Wizard77 Male 40-49
    582 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 8:48 pm
    Everyone knows that all internets stuff are fake.

    You can tell by the pixels.
  46. Profile photo of ROK9
    ROK9 Male 18-29
    1834 posts
    October 19, 2010 at 10:59 pm
    cool
  47. Profile photo of entwife
    entwife Female 18-29
    536 posts
    October 20, 2010 at 12:51 am
    pretty ^__^
  48. Profile photo of Smokeylove11
    Smokeylove11 Female 13-17
    290 posts
    October 20, 2010 at 6:03 am
    :D Awesome!
  49. Profile photo of Froggybuster
    Froggybuster Male 13-17
    122 posts
    October 20, 2010 at 6:08 am
    They work by hydrogen bonding.

    You did ask...
  50. Profile photo of Flashpacker
    Flashpacker Male 18-29
    699 posts
    October 20, 2010 at 8:03 am
    the spammers ruined the awesomeness of snowflakes
  51. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
    9237 posts
    October 20, 2010 at 9:48 am
    That`s awesome!
  52. Profile photo of RyanHake
    RyanHake Male 18-29
    2690 posts
    October 20, 2010 at 9:51 am
    I want more!
  53. Profile photo of Uthrax
    Uthrax Male 30-39
    77 posts
    October 20, 2010 at 11:58 am
    replicators
  54. Profile photo of skirjames
    skirjames Male 18-29
    109 posts
    October 20, 2010 at 12:10 pm
    @WalkinAftr12
    That`s what she s...yeah.
  55. Profile photo of mogman45
    mogman45 Male 18-29
    224 posts
    October 20, 2010 at 4:42 pm
    rough surface could be imperfections in the metallic coating. I doubt ice is that rough (porous too?? looks porous)
  56. Profile photo of softpuppy
    softpuppy Female 18-29
    323 posts
    October 20, 2010 at 5:27 pm
    I thought I was supposed to see a face as I scrolled down.
  57. Profile photo of adia1228
    adia1228 Female 30-39
    83 posts
    October 20, 2010 at 8:08 pm
    Snowflake, at werks!
  58. Profile photo of aersixb9
    aersixb9 Male 18-29
    26 posts
    October 21, 2010 at 1:23 am
    Needs more zoom.
  59. Profile photo of riotDX
    riotDX Male 18-29
    600 posts
    October 21, 2010 at 5:54 am
    As water hardens into ice, the molecules begin to form an irregular crystalline structure (google if you don`t know what this means), so yes, any form of ice (including a snowflake) would appear to be irregular and porous if you zoom in far enough.

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