X-ray ‘eyes’

Movie directors cast tiny molecules in starring roles for their ultra-small-scale films

By Kathryn Hulick , 10:29 AM November 22, 2013

Look through a microscope at a drop of pond water. One-celled amoebas or other microbes will quickly swim into view. Tiny as they may be, these organisms are massive, hulking giants compared to the building blocks of their bodies — single atoms and groups of atoms bonded together, called molecules.

Atoms and molecules dance inside every part of our world — from squirrels and clouds to peanut butter and bicycle tires. Such atomic jiggles and jumps play a major role in the chemical reactions and...

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