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16 Sep

Writing on the Nano Scale with STEM

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Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a way to write on the nano scale using a scanning transmission electron microscope, STEM.  The scientists at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, CNMS - a DOE Office at ORNL, carried out … Continue reading

17 Aug

Forensics and the Stereo Microscope

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The Leica EZ4 W microscope is being used by the US Department of State in the fight against drug trafficking.  Stereo zoom microscopes like the EZ4 W are uniquely appropriate for forensics studies because they image in 3D.  Three dimensional … Continue reading

28 Nov

Digital Microscopes Make Great Gifts

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Digital microscopes come in different forms. The professional digital microscopes have eyepieces and dedicated cameras. There are microscopes which look like a regular compound microscopes but have an LCD screen instead of eyepieces and can also have their images sent … Continue reading

28 Nov

Digital Microscopes Make Great Gifts

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Digital microscopes come in different forms. The professional digital microscopes have eyepieces and dedicated cameras. There are microscopes which look like a regular compound microscopes but have an LCD screen instead of eyepieces and can also have their images sent … Continue reading

21 Nov

Educational Gift

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This year your kids are old enough to want a gift they can learn from, a microscope. A good compound microscope will teach the skill of microscopy. Digital microscopes are great fun but unless there are eyepieces to look through … Continue reading

14 Nov

Bug Microscope

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It’s that time of year again. You are looking for a gift that will last over time and be useful for many years to come. You are tired of plastic toys which are discarded a week after the Holidays. A … Continue reading

27 Dec

HPLC Method Development

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Trial and error is not the only way to develop an HPLC Method. There is simulation software available for method development. This software will save time by simulating changes in the chromatogram due to changes in mobile phase polarity, column … Continue reading

13 Dec

Microscope Slides

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A microscope slide and a coverslip (cover glass) are all that is needed for an examination of pond water using a slide microscope. For the beginning and intermediate observer any microscope slide and coverslip will work. There are specialized slides … Continue reading

07 Dec

School Microscope

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So your student needs a microscope for high school biology class. If the student is looking at slides they will need a compound light microscope. There are 3 important things to look for. The first is good optics. With optics … Continue reading

29 Nov

Microscope Magnification Fun

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How about a digital microscopes for the kids this year. When it comes to science for kids a digital microscope is one of the best tools for exploration. A digital microscope makes microscope pictures and short videos which can be … Continue reading

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