11 Oktober 2009

15 Amaaaaaazing body Shots!!!

Assalamu3alaikum wbt...

Today, how about we try to use English? hoho... Since when I wrote articles in English..? Hmm.. Forget about that.. Let's continue to our main topic today!

ALMOST all of the following images were captured using a scanning electron microscope... Incredible details of 0.2nm [nanometer] in size can be detected!!! Imagine, how tiny they are! In electron microscope, a magnification is achieved that is about 1,000 times greater than the maximum manification achieved using a compound microscope! That's mean, the object can be magnified up to approximately 1 million times! Huhu...

1. Red Blood Cells
They look like little cinnamon candies here, but they're actually the most common type of blood cell in the human body - red blood cells [RBCs]. These biconcave-shaped cells have the tall task of carrying oxygen to our entire body; in women there are about 4 to 5 million RBCs per micro liter [cubic millimeter] of blood and about 5 to 6 million in men. People who live at higher altitudes have even more RBCs because of the low oxygen levels in their environment. This is due to adaptation to the enviroment.

2. Split End of Human Hair
Regular trimmings to your hair and good conditioner should help to prevent this unsightly picture of a split end of a human hair. How do you feel? Yuck? Haha.. For me, it's look like a broken branch.

3. Purkinje Neurons
Of the 100 billion neurons in your brain. Purkinje [pronounced purr-kin-jee, I guess=.=] neurons are some of the largest. Among other things, these cells are the masters of motor coordination in the cerebellar cortex. Toxic exposure such as alcohol and lithium, autoimmune diseases, genetic mutations including autism and neurodegenerative diseases can negatively affect human Purkinje cells.

4. Hair Cell in the Ear
Here's what it looks like to see a close-up of human hair cell stereo cilia inside the ear. These detect mechanical movement in response to sound vibrations. Interesting huh?

5. Blood Vessels Emerging from the Optic Nerve
In this image, stained retinal blood vessels are shown to emerge from the black-colored optic disc. The optic disc is a blind spot because no light receptor cells are present in this area of the retina where the optic nerve and retinal blood vessels leave the back of the eye.

6. Tongue with Taste Bud
This colour-enhanced image depicts a taste bud on the tongue. The human tongue has about 10,000 taste buds that are involved with detecting salty, sour, bitter, sweet and savory taste perceptions.

7. Tooth Plaque
Brush your teeth often because this is what the surface of a tooth with a form of plaque looks like. Yuck, disgusting!

8. Blood Clot
Remember that picture of the nice, uniform shapes of red blood cells you just looked at? [I bet you still remember it] Well, here's what it looks like when those same cells get caught up in the sticky web of a blood clot. The cell in the middle is a white blood cell.

9. Alveoli in the Lung
This is what a colour-enhanced image of the inner surface of your lung looks like. The hollow cavities are alveoli; this is where gas exchange occurs with the blood.

10. Lung Cancer Cells
This image of warped lung cancer cells is in stark contrast to the healthy lung in the previous picture. So, don't ever smoke! Allah SWT reminds us in Al-Quran:

And spend of your substance in the cause of Allah, and make not your own hands contribute to (your) destruction; but do good; for Allah loveth those who do good. [QS 2:195]

11. Villi of Small Intestine
Villi in the small intestine increase the surface area of the gut, which helps in the absorption of food. Look closely and you will see some food stuck in one of the crevices.

12. Human Egg with Coronal Cells
This image is of a purple, colour-enhanced human egg sitting on a pin. The egg is coated with the zona pellicuda, a glycoprotein that protects the egg but also helps to trap and bind sperm. Two coronal cells are attached to the zona pellicuda.

13. Sperm on the Surface of a Human Egg
Here's a close-up of a number of sperm trying to fertilize an egg. Look how tiny they are! In Quran:

Verily We created Man from a drop of mingled sperm, in order to try him: So We gave him (the gifts), of Hearing and Sight. [QS 76:2]

And also:

And made his progeny from a quintessence of the nature of a fluid despised [QS 32:8]

And from these tiny creature, we are made into men and women:

That He did create in pairs,- male and female,

From a seed when lodged (in its place) [QS 53: 45-46]

14. Human Embryo and Sperm
It looks like the world at war, but it is actually five days after the fertilisation of an egg, with some remaining sperm cells still sticking around. This fluorescent image was captured using a confocal microscope. The embryo and sperm cell nuclei are stained purple while sperm tails are green. The blue areas are gap junctions, which form connections between the cells.

15. Coloured Image of a 6 day old Human Embryo Implanting
This what we called 3alaqoh in arabic. In Quran:

Proclaim! (or read!) in the name of thy Lord and Cherisher, Who created-

Created man, out of a (mere) clot of congealed blood [QS 96: 1-2]

Hopefully, we can improve our iman based when we see something like these. Insya-Allah and Wallahu a3lam~

2 ulasan:

arebichan berkata...

subhanallah~ interesting! XD keep it up jaq!

JaQ berkata...


tetamu yg jarang!

insyaAllah~ hee~ smentara masih free, leh la nak tulis..