TED Talk Thursday – Big beauty in tiny things: Dr. Gary Greenberg at TEDxMaui

According to TEDxTalks: “A scientist, artist and inventor, Dr. Gary Greenberg uses high-definition, three-dimensional light microscopes to reveal the secret beauty of the infinitesimal, and photograph spectacular landscapes hidden from everyday perception. Dr. Greenberg developed these remarkable microscopes at Edge-3D, a company he cofounded; he holds eighteen U.S. patents. Greenberg shows us that the miracles of nature are tangible, and they can be seen directly through the microscope.”

“Recorded at TEDxMaui 2012, held on January 22, 2012 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.”

You think you know what sand looks like? Wait until you see it magnified! What does moon sand look like?  You’ll see that here, too. Please enjoy these amazing images.

For those of you not familiar with TED Talks here is a brief summery from www.ted.com:

“TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK each summer — TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and Open TV Project, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize”

“In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)”


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