The Beautiful Nano Details of Our World

Walking down the beach, most people spend most of their time looking out on the horizon for ships, marine life and airplanes sky-writing. Bees flying among the flowers, buzzing in our direction are seen as pests; while ants, crawling on flowers and in gardens are seen as intruders. The lack of attention to these finer details, leaves us at a slight disadvantage to the world around us.

In this TEDTalk, Gary Greenberg, photographer and biomedical research, describes a unique point of view on the mirco and nano world around us. Greenberg has looked into the composition of sand from around the universe and while most people think of sand as ordinary, each grain is extraordinary in its uniqueness.

Check out his talk in the video panel at right.