Yes, those are the tiniest explosions you've ever seen. Taken with an electron scanning micrograph by Fanny Beron from the École Polytechnique de Montréal, it just (understandably) won first prize in the "Science as Art" competition. It's simultaneously beautiful and mindblowing.Pretty impressive.
Scientific art: exploding nanowires
Posted on Sunday, Jan 06 2008 @ 00:20 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Gizmodo published a photo of exploding nano-wires: