Two weeks ago I profiled Harvard chemist George Whitesides's effort to devise effective, low-cost point-of-care diagnostics to improve health care delivery in undeveloped and developing nations. That post is here.
Since then, I've come across his new book No Small Matter: Science on the Nanoscale, co-written with science photographer Felice C. Frankel, senior research fellow, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University. The book, published by Harvard's Belknap Press (November 2009), contains gorgeous photographs and illustrations of micro- and nanostructures — hidden reality at its most minute scale.
Take a look at 17 images from the book, presented in a slideshow here, and consider the wonder of what we don't see: the art in science.
Whitesides was awarded the 2009 Benjamin Franklin Medal from the Franklin Institute. A video interview with the recipient is available here.