Tuesday, January 12, 2010

From Coffee Bean to Carbon Atom

Coffee beans are bigger than carbon atoms.

The rod photoreceptors of the eye are somewhere between - but where?

From the University of Utah comes a slick visualization of scale ranging from coffee beans to carbons atoms. And yes it includes a rod photoreceptors part of the way through.



A nice educational demo listing metric units and lots of other labeled examples. Thanks to Tim for the forward.