What Is It? #2


What Is It? #2

What Is It? #2 (Click to enlarge)

It’s that time again – time for us to ask you to get your thinking caps on, your imaginations fired-up and your brain in gear. Go on, do it!

Done that? Excellent – just in time for the good Prof. Dowling and his trusty electon microscope to send another in-depth snap your way. All you have to do is tell us: What Is It?

Leave your best guesses below, and answers next week.

Last week we showed you this photo and asked you what it was. The correct answer was – paper. Specifically, a piece of 60 gsm paper –  roughly 60% hardwood and 40 % softwood with some filler. Kudos goes to Gittins for the fastest correct answer.

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  1. #1 by AJ on January 28, 2010 - 13:57

    Has he left the lens cap on?

  2. #2 by Gittins on January 29, 2010 - 15:18

    It’s the triple blades of a very well used Gillette mach 3 turbo razor.

  3. #3 by MossMan on January 29, 2010 - 17:16

    I see wires soldered to each side of the slab-thing, with some kind of film underneath and another wire along the back. There seem to be a row of these slabs and it looks a bit dusty or dirty…

    I would guess some kind of sensor (thermal, stress/strain, acoustic), phone keyboard or piezo-electric speaker.

    And that isn’t taken with an “electon” microscope, it’s just a plain old optical image…

  4. #4 by Michael on January 30, 2010 - 14:40

    Yes

    It is an optical microscope and the image has been cropped as to not give the ‘game away’. Marsh never reads his email’s his degree was in pidgin english anyways. Regards Prof

  5. #6 by Gareth Binks on January 31, 2010 - 20:47

    I mentioned on facebook i thought it was plastic with adhesive on the back….I’m probably wrong! lol

  6. #7 by Marsh on January 31, 2010 - 21:25

    Ah, cheers for correcting me, Prof – been a busy week for us here at the MSS, what with the whole attempted-non-suicide and all. But happy to be corrected!

    Also, nobody’s quite got it yet…!

  7. #8 by Jon D on February 2, 2010 - 14:35

    Three wires – Transistor?

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