Photographing the Impossibly Small

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 12:04 PM

The vinyl grooves of the Beatles's The vinyl grooves of the Beatles's "Eleanor Rigby" (Felice C. Frankel)

Ready for an extreme close-up?

Felice C. Frankel has spent 20 years photographing objects outside the range of conventional microscopes -- bits of matter 1/100,000th the size of a baby’s eyelashes.  Nanoscience is one of the frontiers of technology, and with her book No Small Matter (co-written by Harvard chemist George Whitesides), Frankel hopes to inspire exploration and understanding of the nanoscale.

Studio 360's Sarah Lilley produced a short piece about Frankel and her work for last weekend's show -- but she realized that some of this stuff had to be seen to be believed.

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