11. Glasswork

11. Glasswork

California-based glass artist Loren Stump specializes in a form of glasswork called Murrine, where rods of glass are melted together and then sliced to reveal elaborate patterns and forms. Source and more info

12. Owl

12. Owl

Cross sectioned great grey owl specimen showing the extent of the body plumage.

13. Grill

13. Grill

Burgers on a grill over a charcoal fire

14. Lens

14. Lens

Leica camera lens. They are expensive for a reason.

15. Boeing 747

15. Boeing 747

Boeing 747 jet airliner.

16. Bullets

16. Bullets

Left: HK DM11 Penetrator Ultimate Combat, a German cartridge, designed for the MP7 firearm, this bullet can penetrate the NATO CRISAT target at more than 300 meters. It is designed to minimize weight and recoil while increasing penetration of body armor. It features a bottlenecked case and a pointed, steel-core, brass-jacketed bullet.

Center: 5.56mm XM216 Flechette, a bullet designed specifically for the Special Purpose Individual Weapon (SPIW) needlegun, which fires a small fin-stabilized metal dart. The purpose of this gun and ammo was to eventually replace the military’s M16 (an idea had around the 90s), since it was lighter weight and had less recoil (being that it just shot a litter arrow), however, this plan never manifested. Interestingly, the name of the bullet ‘Fletchette’ is actually French for ‘little arrow.

Right: 7.62/.220 Salvo Squeezebore projectile, a triplex bullet which, when fired, are separated by compression into three separate projectiles in a circular dispersion, increasing hit probability. Projectiles were designed to be lethal to at least 400m and disperse in a pattern that would ensure at least one hit on a man-sized target at 400m.

17. Tree

17. Tree

Tree of Life, 1891,

18. Cables

18. Cables

Cross section of a number of different cables.

19. Oak

19. Oak

Fossilized petrified log at the Petrified Forest National Park. Of the 9 identified species present in fossil form in the park, all are extinct. The fossils were formed some 225 million years ago.

20. Nissan GTR

20. Nissan GTR

Nissan GTR.

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