Fabrication is moving to the nanoscale, aided by a super-hard tip 10,000 times smaller than a pencil point that could be used for microscopic biosensors and optical probes.
Start-up Joule Unlimited is at the forefront of a wave of researchers and companies using genetic engineering to make biofuels.
Take another look and it's not hard to see these images standing alone as works of art. Though backed by scientific concepts, these beautiful colors and shapes are written in the world around us.
A GigaPan robotic platform for creating images is hooked up to a scanning electron microscope at NASA, giving a close look at the ultra-small.
Scientists at Harvard and MIT are mapping the microwiring of the human brain to create a circuitry diagram.
The top 20 winning images in Nikon's annual Small World photomicrography contest.
Heretofore unseeable smallness is now visible due to recent microscope innovations.
Scientists at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland spun a man-made sphere of calcium carbonate at 600 million revolutions per minute.
A marine biology student has created an astonishing macro time-lapse showcasing the delicate beauty of Australia's Great Barrier Reef.