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Photomicroscope Images Make Snow Look Cool

 - Dec 10, 2008   Updated: Jun 8 2011
References: newscientist
I've always heard that no two snowflakes are alike. Kenneth Libbrecht of CalTech demonstrates this with his photos of snow crystals (aka, snowflakes) that “fell to earth in northern Ontario, Alaska, Vermont, the Michigan Upper Peninsula, and the Sierra Nevada mountains of California.”

Mr. Libbrecht used a specially-designed snowflake photomicroscope to capture the basic shapes of snow and to show their lifecycle, if you will.

Implications - The beauty of nature has greatly been under-discussed by mass culture in the past. However, with the rise in the environmental movement, nature is receiving a resurgence of praise by many. Businesses that promote the beauty of nature and embrace green initiatives will continue to be regarded as socially beneficial and vital.