MICSCAPE
(ISSN 1365 - 070x)

Exploring the miniature world

Issue 138: April 2007.
Next update May. 13th. 

 

Image left: Manuel del Cerro encourages the study of freshwater life in-situ in an aquarium, using a simple but effective set-up such as that
shown.

 


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    In focus:  

    'The secret life of plant crystals' 'Microscopic view of plant tissue reveals a hidden world of calcium oxalate crystals of diverse shapes' by Ivan Amato in Chemical and Engineering News (Feb 6, 2006 issue) with 'Botanic Crystal Fashion Show' image gallery. With thanks to Micscape contributor Élan Mikel Sudberg for drawing it to our attention and who has some images in the gallery.

    Micscape contributors 1995 - 2007: We have recently just welcomed our 200th contributor since the venture began, so this is a good time to reemphasise Maurice Smith's and my very sincere thanks to everyone who has or does contribute. Although Maurice and I look after the admin of the site, without regular contributors, many of them very dedicated, the venture would not have been successful. David Walker, voluntary Micscape Editor.

     

    New monthly feature:  Introducing 'The Adventures of Stinky and Sticky'. We don't think microscopy as a hobby should be taken too seriously, so we are delighted to welcome Jon Cantin's cartoon on the antics of these two amoeba. For a background to their characters please visit the author's website where the author also shares his other interests.

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External links. Below are some of our favourites, which includes sites with extensive links and/or resources for the optical microscopy enthusiast.

External Microscopy forums:
Places to discuss the hobby or to raise queries.

www.photomacrography2.net forums, galleries, articles on macroscopy and photomicrography.

Newsgroups
sci.techniques.microscopy

Yahoo groups: a 'P' denotes current and archived messages are public i.e. not limited to members.
'Microscope' P (>1500 members, very active)
'Microscopes'
'Microscopehobby'  P (started Apr 2005)
'RealMicroscopy'  P
(started Sep 2005)
'
Microscopio' for Spanish speakers

'Wild M20 microscope'
'Nikon Coolpix photomicro and macrophoto'
'microcosmo'  (for Italian speaking enthusiasts)
'CombineZ' P stacking software forum created by the software's author

Mikroskopie-Treff.de
(Extensive German microscopy forum; some English categories.)

Mikrobiologische Vereinigung München e. V. wide range of articles and resources in German.

Other sites
Clubs / Socs (Pro/Am) Mic-UK links page
Light Microscopy Forum links and articles
Little Imp Publications public domain books on CD, 'The Amateur Diatomist' paper magazine
Mikroskop Museum German website with resources on microscopes / makers.

Molecular Expressions awesome optical microscopy resources
Dennis Kunkel's SEM images stunning images
Microscopies online magazine and Forum  for French speakers
Micrographia articles, projects for the enthusiast
Microscopy Today
paper journal with online archive
Modern Microscopy
online journal by McCrone Group
Fun Science Gallery projects, articles on optics
G. Couger's microscopy links extensive links
Society for Amateur Scientists resources and support
www.viewsfromscience.com projects e.g. chilled stage for crystal growth studies and LED fluorescence
www.amateurmicrography.net  articles and other resources

Web rings
Lightscapes polarised light macroscopy/microscopy, both artistic and scientific.

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