For those who have ever wondered what everyday household objects look like under a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), look no further than these incredible images by retired scientific photographer Steve Gschmeissner. The image above shows what dental floss looks like up-close. Click here to see them all.

The SEM picks up basically where the normal light microscope finishes. And it takes it so much further by magnifying the specimen by up to a million times.

[via DailyMail]

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