MICSCAPE
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Exploring the miniature world

Issue 158: December 2008.
Next update January 13th. 

     

Image right: the striking design of the Steindorff 'Microbe hunter; image by Martin Mach.

 

 


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Issue 158 - December 2008 : Articles this month


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    Micscape World: Contributors showing aspects of the areas where they live.

    Outdoor photography with the Sony K800i mobile phone - Ian Walker (UK) finds that the competent performance of a modest camera phone which is always in the pocket, provides 'an antidote to the lots and lots of pixels' of most dedicated consumer digital cameras.

    www.viewsfromscience.com On this invaluable site, the webmaster Ely Silk shares the techniques which he has developed, including using LEDs for fluorescence studies with compound microscopes.
    Ely has recently added an article summarising his studies on '
    Hybrid silver staining technique. Suitable for both light microscopes and SEMs'. The hybrid technique he has developed is valuable for imaging bacterial flagella beyond the limit of the light microscope. A staining protocol for optical microscopy studies is included.

    With thanks to Ely for letting us know of his work.

We are delighted to receive contributions small or large from microscopy enthusiasts whether a novice or expert. If you have an image, tip or article, why not share it, this magazine is what you make it! Have a chat with us , to see how we can help share your interests. Submission guidelines .

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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.amateurmicrography.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.
'Amateur Microscopy ' P (started November 2008)
' Microscope ' P (>1500 members, very active)
' Microscopes '
'Microscopehobby'  P (started Apr 2005)
'RealMicroscopy'  P
(started Sep 2005)
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Óptica Roma foro Microscopía' 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.  W ide range of articles and resources in German.
Le Naturaliste French based forum and image gallery for micro / macro but open to non French speaking international contributors.

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

Molecular Expressions awesome optical microscopy resources
Dennis Kunkel's SEM images stunning images
Leitz museum an illustrated resource compiled by Robert Allen

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
A Cabinet of Curiosities attractive and valuable resource on Victorian microscope slides
www.viewsfromscience.com projects e.g. chilled stage for crystal growth studies and LED fluorescence

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

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