MICSCAPE
(ISSN 1365 - 070x)

Exploring the miniature world

Issue 140: June 2007.
Next update July 13th. 

 

Image left: The diatom Trigonium dobreeanum var. novazealandiae; one of the many attractive diatoms that can found at the famous diatom site at Oamaru. Photo by Richard Carter.

 


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    Also see our new monthly cartoon by Jon Cantin below.

    June 14th: The free downloadable version of the June issue is now online. See Archive section below.

     In Focus:

    Software: Micam version 8.0 is now available written by Marien van Westen. It now supports webcams up to 1.3 Mpixels and is capable of stills and video capture as well as measurements after calibration. The Editor can vouch that it works well with his 1.3 Mpixel webcam and even the Moticam 1000. Thank you to Marien for this information.

    'Antarctic 'treasure trove' found': BBC News website article describing how over 700 new species have been found in waters off Antarctica.

     

    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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