This is the world’s smallest snowman - at 10 micrometres across, it’s only 1/5th the width of a human hair. The tiny guy was made from two tin beads used to calibrate electron microscope astigmatism. The eyes and smile were milled using a focused ion beam, and the nose, which is under 1 µm wide (or 0.001 mm), is ion beam deposited platinum.
The Resolution of the Human Eye
In an age of ever-improving technology, the question of the human eye’s resolution is more interesting than ever. Resolution is the ability to see two sources very close together, and is measured in arcminutes, with 60 arcminutes in a degree. The further away two objects are, the smaller the angle separating them—for example, the Hubble Space Telescope has a resolution of 0.0008 arcminutes, which means that if two stars are closer together than that, they appear as a single object. The resolution limit of the human eye varies from person to person, but if you had 20/20 vision your resolution would be 0.6 arcminutes. Our vision isn’t like an image, though; it’s more like a constant video stream, with our eyes moving rapidly and constantly updating the images we see, so the resolution of the human eye is far greater than any camera—it’s the equivalent of 576 megapixels. Potentially, a 576 megapixel image could fool our eyes into thinking it was the real thing, but only if you covered one eye—as soon as both eyes move, you’d be able to detect that the image was flat, not 3D. Intriguing stuff.
You thought your Canons were something, we got 576 MP!
so this is what space mountain actually looks like. incredible.
This set of long exposure shots show the International Space Station as it orbits our planet with a background of vibrant star trails in these magnificent astrophotographs.
Tomat design | http://tomatdesign.com
Tomat design is a small team of multidisciplinary designers based in Moscow.
The studio was set up in December 2005. Specialized in concept, art direction, branding, typography, illustration and graphic design.
Manual | http://manualcreative.com
Manual is a design and visual communication studio. Our work strives to uncover the intangible essence of a brand and express it through unique visual solutions. Through our process of conceptual design thinking, we help businesses and organizations articulate their unique offering, giving them more value and distinction. While we are passionate about design and continually push ourselves and our clients, we like to be collaborative and flexible in our approach. Manual practices its craft in San Francisco, California.