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Monthly Archives: July 2008

31 Jul

A Loupe is a type of magnifier that will enable the user to scrutinize even the smallest details by increasing the focus to a closer distance when being viewed by the eye. Loupes are a form of a tailored microscope. … Continue reading

30 Jul

If you have a sample that you cannot see under the microscope such as a cell; it is because most cells appear transparent under the microscope. Stains are used to illuminate certain parts of a specimen under a slide. They … Continue reading

29 Jul

Hey kids! Try this one for your next Science Fair project! Do you own a light microscope? If so this will be the experiment for you! You will need to purchase a container of plain yogurt with active cultures, some … Continue reading

28 Jul

In light microscopy, oil immersion is a technique used to increase the resolution of a microscope. This can be accomplished by submerging the objective lens and the specimen in a transparent oil of high refractive index, increasing the numerical orifice … Continue reading

25 Jul

A Microscope slide was originally called a “slider” first made of ivory or bone, containing specimens held between disks of transparent mica (a rock forming mineral). These were popular in Victorian England until the Royal Microscopical Society introduced the standardized … Continue reading

19 Jul

Polarized Light are light waves which are uniformly aligned in one direction. Polarized microscopes improve image contrast and quality. A perfect microscope for a quantitative , transmitted, polorized light application is the LOMO POLAMtm-L 213 Series Microscope. This microscope can … Continue reading

18 Jul

Full featured double rainbow in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Alaska Source: English Wikipedia Polarized light is; an electromagnetic wave which travels through the vacuum of outer space. Light waves are produced by vibrating electric charges. An electromagnetic wave is a … Continue reading

15 Jul

Photomicrography is; the process of documenting images on film as seen through a microscope. One of the leading manufactures of a microscope used for Photomicrography is LOMO. The LOMO Laboroscope models LA-MI-AL-2000 and LA-MI-AL-3000 are perfect examples of microscope technology … Continue reading

14 Jul

A Binocular microscope is a microscope with a head that has an eyetube for each eye. A Trinocular microscope is a microscope with a head that has two eyepieces and a photo port. A Monocular microscope is a microscope with … Continue reading

11 Jul

A binocular microscope has one optical path starting at the microscope objective. The optical path is split into two paths that are then brought to your eye. If your microscope has two eyepieces and one standard objective then you have … Continue reading