Gecko lizard toe hairs inspired the design of medical adhesives Copyright Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc. This up-close look at a gecko's foot shows some of its or so toe hairs, each of which is about one-tenth the thickness of a human hair.
The Peacock Mite (Tuckerella sp) This tiny beautiful little creature is mostly a threat to citrus crops. Next time you take a vacation to the tropics, know that this fella probably has been on your shirt at some point.
MICROSCOPIC HAIRS IN INNER EAR: Inner ear help divers know their up down orientation in water. Sounds under water are magnified. When we hear sounds (whether under water or above) microscopic hairs in our inner ears vibrate.
frontal-cortex: Scanning electron microscope picture of a nerve ending that has been broken open to reveal the synaptic vesicles beneath the cell membrane. Image by Tina Carvalho. The Cell: An Image Library