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A Microbe's-Eye View of Beer

timothy posted more than 10 years ago | from the little-tiny-goggles dept.

Biotech 177

fjordboy writes "After a hard days work and a couple of beers, don't we all really wonder what our draft would look like under thousands of times magnification? Maybe not, but after nine years of work and five million dollars, Michael Davidson of Florida State University has created a website of microscopic proportions that will satiate anyone's curiosity. His site, has galleries full of images of ordinary materials under extraordinary magnification. The list of materials includes beers from around the world, popular cocktails, snoopy and many more. The site has a wealth of images that are well worth a look. CNN has a brief description of the site and the work that went into it, but feel free to skip that and just gaze at an Irish favorite." Some pretty new galleries since the last time we mentioned it.

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#Teens4Christ presents: (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8222510)

Beers, steers, and queers.

Alcoholics (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8222833)

How many articles will Slashdot post concerning beer? Malda dosen't need to project his alcoholism onto others, especially with such a wide audience.
#teens4christ fun

pah. (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8222513)

my beer does not look like that. that is a close up of a parrot.

Re:pah. (3, Funny)

DrMrLordX (559371) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222753)

Is it pining for the fjords?

Aaah the simple pleasures in life (-1)

Piethon (748147) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222514)

How my life is fulfilled by seeing this.... HEY WAIT! That one microbe looks an aweful lot like cowboyneal...

So when one looks *reeeeally* close... (5, Funny)

0x0d0a (568518) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222520) realizes that beer is actually LSD?

Re:So when one looks *reeeeally* close... (3, Interesting)

Gyan (6853) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222674)

No. When you looks really close, everything looks like it does [] on acid.

Re:So when one looks *reeeeally* close... (4, Funny)

jms (11418) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222747)

It's amazing how, when viewed microscopically, everything on the entire site looks like a 1990s screen saver.

Litany of Beer (5, Funny)

s20451 (410424) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222743)

I must drink beer. Beer is the mind-killer. Beer is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my beer. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. When the beer has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.

reference []

Re:Litany of Beer (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8222867)

Beer will keep the local systems in line! Beer in this battle station!

Re:Litany of Beer (1)

cliffy2000 (185461) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222933)

Does that mean that Adam Freeland's epic song from Rez is now named "Beer"? "Beer... beer is the mind-killer, the mind-killer..."

Tasty yet morally ambiguous (1)

YellowYahoo (702348) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222945)

And truly the antidote [] to the daily grind.

It is a goddamned DUPE (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8222788)

Jump into the Wayback Machine(tm) and read your own damned submissions!!!!!!

I hear... (4, Funny)

TexVex (669445) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222522)

I hear that you can split the beer atom and get unlimited energy!

Re:I hear... (2, Informative)

TykeClone (668449) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222670)

Isn't that what Young Einstein did - split the beer atom to produce energy (and bubbles)?

Re:I hear... (1)

Mister Moose (733702) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222831)

ironically the energy makes you very sleepy

Slashdotting comming soon (0, Funny)

ixplodestuff8 (699898) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222525)

"His site, has galleries full of images"

Heh, heh wonder how long the server will survive ;)

Obligatory mirror (3, Informative)

Mizery De Aria (554294) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222557)

can be found here [] before the server gets /.ed to microscopic proportions

Re:Obligatory mirror (-1, Offtopic)

Uber Banker (655221) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222594)

A lawyer finds out he has an inoperable brain tumor. It's so large, they have to do a brain transplant. His doctor gives him a choice of available brains. There's a jar of rocket scientist brains for $10 an ounce, a jar of regular scientist brains for $15 an ounce, and a jar of lawyer brains for the sum of $800 an ounce. The outraged lawyer says, "This is a ripoff! How come the lawyer brains are so damned expensive?" The doctor replies, "Do you know how many lawyers it takes Submited By: JokeLoad. re not going to change my mind -- either you book me in to be castrated or I'll simply go to another doctor." Submited By: JokeLoad. Bill Clinton and Senator Hillary Clinton... Bill Clinton and Senator Hillary Clinton were at a Yankees game. Before the game began a secret service man came up to him and whispered in his ear. Bill Clinton suddenly picked up Hillary and threw her out on the field. use, I can't grant you a divorce from Minnie!" Mickey Mouse was stunned and asked, "Why not??!!" The Judge said, "I've reviewed all the information you gave to the court, but I can't find any evidence at all to support the grounds that she is crazy!" Mickey Mouse says, "Your Honor! I didn't say she was CRAZY, I said she was fucking Goofy!" Submited By: JokeLoad. UNKULUNKULU; OR, THE TRADITION OF CREATION AS EXISTING AMONG THE AMAZULU AND OTHER TRIBES OF SOUTH AFRICA. UNKULUNKULU is no longer known.1 It is he who was the first man;2 he broke off3 in the p. 2 beginning.4 We do not know his wife; and the ancients do not tell us that he had a wife.5 We hear it said, that Unkulunkulu broke off6 the nations from Uthlanga.7 p. 3 It is said he sent a chameleon; he said to it, "Go, Chameleon, go and say, Let not men die." The chameleon set out; it went slowly;8 it loitered in the way; and as it went, it ate of the fruit of a tree, which is called Ubukwebezane.9 At length Unkulunkulu sent a lizard10 after the chameleon, when it had already set out for some time. The lizard went; it ran and made great haste, for Unkulunkulu had said, "Lizard, when you have arrived, say, Let men die." So the lizard went, and said, "I tell you, It is said, Let men die." The lizard came back again to Unkulunkulu, before the chameleon had reached his destination, the chameleon which was sent first; which was sent, and told to go and say, "Let not men die." p. 4 At length it arrived and shouted, saying, "It is said, Let not men die!" But men answered, "O! we have heard the word of Abantu the lizard; it has told us the word, 'It is said, Let men die.' We cannot hear your word. Through the word of the lizard, men will die."11 p. 5 Unkulunkulu gave men Amatongo;12 he gave them doctors for treating disease, and diviners; he gave them medicines to treat diseases occasioned by the Itongo.13 Unkulunkulu said, "If a man is being affected by the Itongo, you shall kill a bullock and laud the Itongo; the man will get well if he has been affected by the Itongo." p. 6 He said, "You will see also by night, you will dream; the Itongo will tell you what it is it wishes." He said, "It will also tell you the bullock it would have killed." The Itongo dwells with the great man; he who dreams is the chief of the village; it says "Should you kill a bullock, the man will get well." The bullock which the Itongo mentions is killed; and although people were thinking that the man would die, he gets well; and so it is clear that the man was affected by the Itongo. The gall-bladder is taken from the bullock, and the man has the gall poured on him; they give praise and say, "In order that we may see that it is the Itongo, let us see him get well this very day; and at the very dawn of tomorrow eat meat; so we shall see that it is the Itongo. On the other hand, we shall not admit in our hearts that it is the Itongo; we shall say, it is disease only; there is no Itongo in his body. If we see that it is the Itongo, we shall see it by his getting well, and so we shall give thanks. Then we will kill many cattle, and laud the Itongo, and see that the Itongo of our house is good." UGUAISE MDUNGA (an Ilala). p. 7 THE old men say that Unkulunkulu is Umvelinqangi,15 for they say he came out first; they say he is the Uthlanga from which all men broke off.16 The old men say that Unkulunkulu is;17 he made the first men, the ancients of long ago;18 the ancients of long ago died; there remained those who had been begotten by them, sons, by whom we hear that there were ancients of long ago who knew the breaking off of the world.19 They p. 8 did not know Unkulunkulu; they did not see him with their eyes; they heard it said that Unkulunkulu was. He came out where men broke off from Uthlanga. He begat the ancients of long ago; they died and left their children; they begat others, their sons, they died; they begat others; thus we at length have heard about Unkulunkulu. It was our ancestors who told us the accounts of Unkulunkulu and of the ancients of long ago. Tell me if at the present time there are any who pray to Unkulunkulu? There are none. They pray to the Amatongo; they honour them that they may come and save them. Who are the Amatongo? The Amadhlozi, men who have died; when they have died, they change again and become Amatongo, and crawl on their belly, and so the old men call a dead man so changed an Itongo. It is called a snake; Inyandezulu20 is the name of the snake. When a man is ill, they go to a doctor to divine; and it is said, "The Amatongo have come to ask for cattle, that a bullock should be p. 9killed." The flesh of the slaughtered bullock is put together in a hut, that the Amatongo may eat; the door is shut, and the people do not eat the meat at the time, but on the morrow. In the evening boys sleep in the hut and watch the meat. In the morning the flesh is boiled, and men assemble to eat the head. They then separate and go to their own villages; and those of the family where the bullock has been killed remain. Then the breast is boiled, which will be eaten by the chieftainesses and by the people of the family. All the bones of the bullock are collected, and the owner of the cattle burns them, that wizards may not take them, and apply medicines to them and injure the man who was sick, and he become ill again.21 IT was said at first before the arrival of missionaries, if we asked, "By what were the stones made?"--"They were made by Umvelinqangi." It is said that we men came out of a bed of reeds,22 where we had our origin.23 p. 10 When we asked, "By what was the sun made?" they said, "By Umvelinqangi." For we used to ask when we were little, thinking that the old men knew all things which are on the earth; yet forsooth they do not know; but we do not contradict them, for neither do we know. When we were with the Dutch they did not tell us that there is a Lord above; but they said that we black people should be burnt; and that we have no spirit,24 but are like a dog, which has no spirit. The ancients used to say before the arrival of the missionaries, that all things were made by Umvelinqangi; but they were not acquainted with his name.25 But they lived by worshipping26 snakes; and they still worship them; they do not yet hear; and even now p. 11 when the missionaries speak, they say, "It is a fable; a plaything." They do not admit that what is spoken is the truth. When they slaughter cattle, they first praise the snake, and then the bullock is killed. When it is killed they skin it; and a little of the fat27 is taken, and put in the upper part of the hut on a sherd; and fire is placed on it. When the flesh of the bullock burns, the Amatongo eat (if they do come to eat the flesh of a bullock). The flesh of the bullock is taken and put in a house. One man stays in the house where the flesh is put, for it is said the Amatongo will come and eat flesh. But in the morning we do not see where the Amadhlozi have eaten; we see the limbs of the bullock all there, and the meat that was on the sherd has not been eaten by any thing; it remains just as it was; we do not see any that has been eaten.

Re:Obligatory mirror (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8222612)

That's awesome.

Re:Slashdotting comming soon (2, Interesting)

OtakuHawk (682073) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222751)

Hey! It's still up! Last time it failed around post 30.

Re:Slashdotting comming soon (1) (450073) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222909)

Well, here on the east coast of the US, (at this moment in time) is just about 11:30 on a Sunday night. The Timezones behind that are all fast asleep for the most part, and America is not far behind.
If I was still still drinking, I'd probably be passed out cold from the weekend by now.

Oh no.. (4, Funny)

DrEldarion (114072) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222526)

Microscope: Basics and Beyond (50 pages; 20.7 Mbytes)

This can only end in a webserver crying.

Re:Oh no.. (3, Funny)

bendelo (737558) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222564)

Crying into its beer no less

Re:Oh no.. (5, Informative)

NewWazoo (2508) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222574)

Having worked with Mike a few years ago, all I can say is that he is used to getting slashdotted... give it your worst. Those servers can take it. ;)


Eh?? (5, Funny)

slashdot2004 (750446) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222527)

Beer AND science? Sign me up!!

After a night of Guinness (5, Funny)

TimeForGuinness (701731) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222530)

...I tend to see those colors as well. Oh well, time for another.

Re:After a night of Guinness (5, Funny)

easter1916 (452058) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222679)

Even more spectacular is the absence of color in your stools the morning after a night spent drinking Guinness. As they say in Ireland, "Drinking gin makes you feel that the bottom has fallen out of your world. Drink Guinness and the World will fall out of your bottom!"

Re:After a night of Guinness (1)

Blorgo (19032) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222682)

Ah, yes, after a night of Guiness... This site gives new meaning to the term Technicolor Yawn! []

CNN needs to learn what a hyperlink is (0, Offtopic)

Jjeff1 (636051) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222532)

I read this piece earlier today there and they went on and on about the site, but never mentioned the URL.

Re:CNN needs to learn what a hyperlink is (1)

Peyna (14792) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222542)

You need to learn to read a little better; they provided several links along the side of the article. I know, because I read the article a few days ago and visited the sites they spoke about.

Re:CNN needs to learn what a hyperlink is (1)

krayl (209847) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222899)

They did mention the site, however they didn't put in an href for it. Do you remember non-hyperlinked text?

To be more on-topic, they did at least have more of an option for the desktop pattern packages than Windows, which is commendable.

All a geek really needs.... (4, Funny)

elid (672471) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222535) this [] .

Re:All a geek really needs.... (5, Funny)

kasper37 (90457) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222562)

All THIS geek really needs is this [] .

Can I patent caffeinated beer? (4, Funny)

NotQuiteReal (608241) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222932)

...a method for increasing more um, creative, work from geeks...

Makes me wonder... (0, Offtopic)

inode_buddha (576844) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222537)

possible uses of nano-tech to track the chemistry of various things throughout digestion. And also identify what brand/year of truck radiator was used to distill the cheap stuff. If you drink anything that had sugar in the mash, yer *not* on my friends list, FWIW. Think Jack Daniel's or a fine scotch, straight no ice. And no fake ID required.

Re:Makes me wonder... (1)

Scott Wood (1415) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222724)

Would that be the beginning of the mash, or the end of the mash? Technically, maltose is a sugar. And even if it's the beginning, I guess that means no beer with crystal malt in the mash?

Re:Makes me wonder... (1)

inode_buddha (576844) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222834)

End of the mash, but intended for corn or rye; whiskey IOW. You can work the yeast and increase the yield that way.

In other news.... (4, Funny)

Gmalloy (668764) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222538)

still no cure for cancer

Re:In more other news.... (4, Funny)

geekoid (135745) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222577)

still no cure for he humor impaired.

Re:In other news.... (2, Funny)

slashdot2004 (750446) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222593)

Wait, what are you doing on Slashdot, then? Get to workin' on that cancer!

Re:In other news.... (1)

conan776 (723791) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222745)

>Get to workin' on that cancer! I for one can only smoke so many packs a day. Oh, wait... cure?

Re:In other news.... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8222620)

Maybe instead of posting your bitching to Slashdot, you ought to be spending your time developing a cure for cancer. There is nothing insightful about your post. Just because you don't see any value to the topic at hand doesn't mean there isn't any. It also doesn't give you the right to go dismiss the work as pointless just because you don't have the intelligence to understand it. People like you make me sick.

Re:In other news.... (4, Funny)

lambent (234167) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222628)

Yeah, that was great. Especially when I saw it on fark.

In other news, "Originality and creativity surrender"

Sound familiar?

Re:In other news.... (3, Interesting)

Wyatt Earp (1029) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222756)

I had it, I'm cured.

Twice and cured twice.

haven't i seen this before? (1, Informative)

sardiax (607493) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222544)

didn't somebody mention this in the post about valentine's day gifts for geeks?

Re:haven't i seen this before? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8222832)

Yup. I read it there too. This sounds like a case of karma whoring to me.

funny bar joke (5, Funny)

0xfc (737668) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222548)

A man comes into the bar and wants a beer. He asks the bartender how much and he says 5 cents. The man asked the bartender how he could afford to stay in business. Well the bartender says he won the lottery and always wanted to sell a drink at a reasonable price. Spend his last days enjoying the company of his customers.

Well the man takes a long pull of his beer and looks around and asks the bartender who those group of people at the end of the bar were. It appeared they were not drinking.

The bartender said with a scowl on his face, oh them, they are high school teachers.

The man asks why did that matter?

The bartender says they are so cheap they are waiting for happy hour.

Re:funny bar joke (5, Funny)

Narcissus (310552) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222757)

An Irish man in New York walks into a bar one afternoon and orders 2 pints of Guinness. He sits down with the two pints and slowly drinks them both by taking a drink from one, then the other, and back to the first.

After he finishes them, he orders another two. The barman mentions that by buying two at a time they'll both be getting warm by the end, and suggests that he just bring the second over to the guy when he's almost finished the first.

"Oh no," says the Irish man. "You see, I have to drink them like that. Many years ago my brother and I used to both sit down for a couple of pints everyday after work. Now that I've moved away, I drink this way so as to remember drinking with my brother, and my brother does the same each day, too."

The barman is impressed with this mans love for his brother, and serves up the two drinks.

For months the man comes in every day and performs this ritual. However one day, he orders just the one pint with a tear in his eye.

The barman is shocked, but gives him the one.

"I'm sorry about your loss," says the barman.

"What are you talking about?"

"Your brother," says the barman. "I assumed by only ordering one pint, and the sorrowful look on your face that your brother has passed away."

"Oh that," says the Irish man. "No, it's just that I've had to give up my drinking."

Just make sure... (0, Offtopic)

centralizati0n (714381) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222550)

Just make sure that some specific slashdot trolls NEVER EVER come into communication with him.

What, no Stella Artois? (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8222571)

Stella Artois [] , now that's what I call a beer!

Re:What, no Stella Artois? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8222770)


I like Duval

It's for the Beast(ie) inside us.

Re:What, no Stella Artois? (0)

cujo_1111 (627504) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222885)

They don't call it 'Wife Beater' for nothing...

Re:What, no Stella Artois? (1) (643709) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222915)

well, stella is certainly drinkable, but it is certainly not best beer ever. and i know beers :o) after all i am from the country, where are best beers made

Re:What, no Stella Artois? (1)

easter1916 (452058) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222934)

You're Belgian? Pleased to meet you!

Intel QX3 (2, Interesting)

detritus` (32392) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222573)

I'd love to know what modifications they did to this cool little toy, does anyone have any info on this? i searched the site but all they mention is the different light sources and filters they used, nothing about lenses and diffraction rings and such

Guiness (3, Funny)

kmahan (80459) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222582)

It always scares me to look at Guiness and see it staring back at me with those red eyes and fangs.

Re:Guiness (4, Funny)

AndroidCat (229562) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222639)

Really? I didn't see any red eyes [] . You might want to check again.

Re:Guiness (1)

TimeForGuinness (701731) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222649)


...apparently you have had a few too many Guinness tonight.

Re:Guiness (1)

easter1916 (452058) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222650)

You might want drink less of it. I think you're experiencing delirium tremens... ;-)

Re:Guiness (2, Funny)

drudd (43032) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222750)

I'm far more disturbed by Bass [] .... nothing like the image of a load of sperm to leave a bitter (or should I say salty) taste in your mouth.


American beer pictures indistinguishable (4, Funny)

GonzoDave (743486) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222583)

from urine samples. Plus ca change etc

Re:American beer pictures indistinguishable (1)

_Pinky_ (75643) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222936)

Well I'm sure on some nights my urine had some liver cells in it...

Is it bad when your urine the next morning is darker then the beer you were drinking??

So it's a dupe... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8222585)

but because you put this "Some pretty new galleries since the last time we mentioned it." that makes it all okay, and we can't gripe about it? Okay, I won't gripe :-)

Re:So it's a dupe... (2, Informative)

fjordboy (169716) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222611)

last time it was mentioned, the beer and cocktail galleries weren't posted. This isn't about the silicon artwork nearly as much as magnified beer.

Beer Makes jESUS cry ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8222642)

Something thus single could say it ErConde, jeje We let us go thread offtopic more lady's man is having left!

beer imaged at miniscule dimensions... (3, Interesting)

simonharvey (605068) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222587)

it just makes you wonder what there is to research when academic instutions are paid millions to take pictures of things at micro-miniscule dimensions.

Re:beer imaged at miniscule dimensions... (3, Insightful)

gid13 (620803) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222746)

To quote Einstein (or at least some web site that claimed he said this, consider this my revenge against profs that try to get me to properly reference things), "research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing."

However, if it was put that way to the public it probably wouldn't raise those millions, so they will often put it differently. When it comes to things like taking pictures at a "micro-miniscule" scale, it seems likely to me that the methods of magnification need research, and even after implementation need to be compared for relative benefits and weaknesses in different situations. So this research may not be as useless as it first appears.

Another thing: some research has no practicality at all. Other research initially has none, but develops it later (non-Euclidean geometry). It's difficult to distinguish between the two ahead of time.

Zoom into everyday objects (3, Interesting)

bhny (97647) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222590)

This site [] is great for zooming in on everyday objects

no beer, but check out the tooth

Why alcohol? (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8222591)

What is so great about alcohol? Don't the bad effects outweigh the good?

Why is everything about the alcohol?

Self-Organizing Systems? (4, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8222595)

Anyone have any idea why, when photographed, the various drinks appear to have some amount of order ? They all appear to have some order when you would think that fluid dynamics of a drink implies chaos, why the sudden transitions? why the crystal pattern? anyone care to enlighten me, since I'm a bit too drunk (read: bad with physics) to look anything up right now?

Re:Self-Organizing Systems? (4, Funny)

cybermace5 (446439) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222706)

Things that contain water often look crystalline when, oh, I don't know, they're frozen?

Re:Self-Organizing Systems? (4, Informative)

meowsqueak (599208) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222813)

Well, if you did take the time to read the article, you'd learn that these alcoholic mixtures are crystallised (mostly by freezing from what he seems to say) and then polarised light is directed through the crystals in a particular orientation to generate the pretty pictures.

Guinness is overrated (3, Insightful)

kevin_conaway (585204) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222604)

There [] are [] plenty [] of [] better [] stouts []

Re:Guinness is overrated (4, Funny)

TimeForGuinness (701731) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222685)

...Yes, but Guinness gives you Strength []

F'n Horhay!!!! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8222619)


men is ting greatest can do! TODAY MY HEAD IS DAY QUANDO GREEN MONKEYS INHABITE!What happens is that they are a ball of suffered because they have not invited


Why magnify... (1)

Cyno01 (573917) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222646)

When you can get a squishy giant beer microbe [] ...

Home page a bit long? (2)

victor_the_cleaner (723411) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222655)

I guess his home page content is not microscopic. 68.3K?

Beck's (2, Informative)

koi88 (640490) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222671)

Beck's - This Octoberfest beer...
Octoberfest beer???
I guess the local breweries from Munich would be very angry if you could buy Beck's there...
It's like serving Bourbon at an Scottish Pub... it will not happen.

Not really microbe's-eye (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8222698)

Microbes would have to have developed some form of microbial aircraft or hot air balloons to get perspectives like those.

Re:Not really microbe's-eye (1)

Scott Wood (1415) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222801)

Not to mention needing to develop eyes...

Costs (1)

Shadwell (709447) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222702)

Looks like he can add bandwidth costs to that 5 million dollars.

Its amazing... (4, Insightful)

iammaxus (683241) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222722) a badly organized, hard to navigate website, can make its content seem so much worse.

Extra Stout from SJG? (2, Informative)

ahaning (108463) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222778)

On the page regarding Guinness, they say that it is Extra Stout and from St. James Gate. However, all of the Extra Stout that I've ever been able to get here in the States is from Canada and is brewed by Labatt (according to my favorite local general store). It's the "Guinness Draught" that comes in the "nitro" bottles that seems to have been actually brewed in Ireland.

With that, they did choose the better of the two. More expensive, but better.

Slashdoted server (1, Funny)

RoadkillBunny (662203) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222789) has galleries full of images of ordinary materials under extraordinary magnification.
Now they can add magnification of a slashdoted server to their gallery!!!

TEXT!!! THE LABEL! Read people... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8222798)

Says it's "Text from the bottle label.." That's not the beer. God, there are some stupid /.'ers!

Bud Ice (4, Funny)

Goldfinger7400 (630228) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222805)

Anybody notice that looking at Bud Ice under that microscope thing shows nothing? That must be why it goes down so smooth...

I have some of these ties... (3, Funny)

justMichael (606509) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222809)

You can see some info here [] , I have had these things for years. It's cool to see more info, it looks like the Guinness Stout [] would make a wild tie, if they don't already have one.

I currently have Scotch, Vodka and Light beer and since I haven't had to wear a tie on a daily basis in 5 years I probably wont be getting any more.

As far as the ties go, the Light Beer looks cool, but if it's time for drinks it Vodka, Scotch then Light Beer (not all in the same night).

Re:I have some of these ties... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8222926)

For awhile, those ties were licensed and sold nationwide. I have a great scotch tie that I wear whenever my father-in-law starts starts getting all ethnic on me.

Re:I have some of these ties... (1)

ejdmoo (193585) | more than 10 years ago | (#8223008)

That's the first thing I thought of when I saw this story. Then I realized that the two were linked. I've had the beer tie (I think it's beer...) as well as an umarked one for years now. :)

Times like these... (0)

w00t_sargasso (744186) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222814)

It's times like these I feel I should start drinking water...

Then I think of all the blue-green algae in the water, and consider giving up drinking once and for all...

Have to say it.... (1)

njord (548740) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222824)

I missed the original posting about this website, but I just have to say that it is definitely worth checking out if you're into science at all.

The stuff on DSP alone is really educational. (Watch out!)


Well sure, you can see it... (4, Interesting)

DynaSoar (714234) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222838)

...but what IS it?

Consider the fact that all alcohol is yeast excrement. That means that when you drink beer, you're participating in the "circle of life" at a very fundamental level.

Next Gallery Feature... (1)

bobbinFrapples (598252) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222878)

...Exhibit "A" from the Denver law suit...

best beer missing (1) (643709) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222898)

how is it possible that the original budweiser budvar (czech, not that american horribble thing) is missing? it is like writing about text editors not mentioning emacs :o)

Most interesting drunk story... (1)

inode_buddha (576844) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222940)

... I *ever* saw is here []

Now *that's* some serious detox...

I dont get it.. (2, Insightful)

Niacin (700561) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222947)

...why on earth would it take $5 million to get images of magnified beer?

Re:I dont get it.. (1)

east coast (590680) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222960)

I don't get it either... I was expecting something much more interesting. Sadly it all looked like reject tie-dyes that they sell for 5 dollars at the Dead concerts... and about as interesting.

Is it just beer? (2, Funny)

romit_icarus (613431) | more than 10 years ago | (#8222982)

Is it just me, or does the guiness [] look heavily laced?!
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