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These Microscopic Images Reveal The Amazing Engineering In Nature

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Engineers have always borrowed ideas from nature since nature is the best engineer. Compared to our engineering, nature’s engineering has always been more efficient and less taxing on the resources.
To celebrate nature’s ingenuity, we have a collection of microscopic images of things that we see or use in everyday. Which one is your favourite? Let us know in comments!

Vinyl Disc Surface
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Velcro Strip

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Red Blood Cells

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Dental Floss After Use

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Bulb Filament

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Toothbrush Fibers

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Tissue Paper

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Spider’s leg

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Sutures

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Split Hair End

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Spider Skin

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Snowflakes

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Salt And Pepper

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Salt

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Lice On Hair Strand

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Ends of Postage Stamp

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Pollen

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Pencil Lead

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Orange Juice

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Needle And Thread

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Instant Coffee

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Human Sweat Gland

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Human Eyelash

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Guitar String

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Foot Of A Gecko

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Jersey

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Face Of Flea

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Dust

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Chocolate

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Chalk

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Clot Of Blood

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Banana Slice

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13 Comments to These Microscopic Images Reveal The Amazing Engineering In Nature

  1. I believe that the image of the “BANANA SLICE” could be wrong…
    I think it is actually the image of a “BANANA TREE TRUNK”.

    But then again… I’m pretty sure

  2. But engineering is an elegant example of evolution – from a simple concept, a ‘design’ evolves in small increments. An analogy could be the creation of the Airbus A380. The Wright brothers could not have conceived a design like that – it has taken thousands of tiny incremental improvements to reach current technology. Each improvement has improved function; or economy in fabrication and operation. Aircraft with outdated technology become obsolete. New designs have evolved to fit different functions/niches. I admit this not a perfect analogy for evolution – mostly because it actually involves designers!
    But if you replace the design team with a mechanism for change – mutation; and a mechanism by which these changes move in the right direction – natural selection (In nature this process probably occurs in phases, as new ecological pressures arise), then the idea becomes plausible. I think it’s an elegant concept and well worth deeper consideration Joe. At the very least it will enable you to make better informed comments!

    Cool pictures!

    Cheers,
    Peter

  3. Umar Hashmi

    Allah is the greatest Engineer … He is capable of doing all this in such a small scale and Large scale. So , we should thanks to Allah for all that he provided us .. Alhamdulillah .
    But i cant understand still many people say that it is simply from none i.e created by self … how is this possible ..?????????
    Not possible .. but Someone made this happen and HE is ALLAH .

  4. …just as we wouldn’t look at the suture and say…wow that wire just happened to form in a not right over top of a cut, we should look at the spiders leg and say wow those claws that allow it to cling onto things just happened to form in the perfect spot on the end of that appendage by chance.

  5. It is cute to personify nature and to attribute ingenuity to the universe and its phenomena. However, as engineers and critical thinkers we should realize that nature does not possess this capability. We could say that the process of natural selection has narrowed down characteristics in nature to those that are useful, however as we are in awe of the features of this natural world we should recognize that there is a great amount of intelligence and design in it.

    • If nature doesn’t, how do engineers (also composed of nature)? How did an organism grow to be so learned that it calls its Mother stupid? Try growing up without everything that Nature provides, and we’ll see.

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