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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Just for fun: Beautiful sand

Gary Greenberg, the director of the Microscopy & Microanalysis Laboratory at the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy in Maui, HI, is a sand artist.  No, he doesn't make elaborate sculptures out of sand.  Instead, he photographs sand grains using a high definition, 3D light microscope he invented as a professor at the University of Southern California.  The results are surprisingly beautiful.  In fact, he published a book about them, called A Grain of Sand.

Hat tip:  Cathy Earle.