father of modern science and an unsung hero -
Robert Hooke -
article "in tribute to his genius and
dedication to experimental science and creative
thought... and his pioneering contributions to
microscopy!" By Maurice Smith, UK.
movement through a plant -
a beautifully illustrated introduction to how the
cellular and larger features of plants help
transport water. By Anne Bruce, UK.
in dark-field, Part II -
Roland Mortimer, Brazil shows some further
examples of local diatoms which look particularly
stunning in dark-field illumination.
thaw collecting -
Richard Howey visits the lakes near his Laramie
(Wyoming, US) home, and describes the fascinating
variety of micro-organisms that can be found at
this time of year.
variants, diffuse lighting -
Paul James, UK looks at the use of diffuse
lighting at low to medium powers, and describes
some of the benefits of this lighting.
complete student microscope set from 1965 -
Guido Santacana, Puerto Rico shares a fine
example of his toy/student microscope collection,
from an era when toy microscopes were well made,
equipped and usable.
the talents and enthusiasm of Brian Darnton, UK
and Wim van Egmond, Netherlands join forces to
create this stunning illustrated article on the
marvels of Foraminifera.
repair of broken coverslips on paper covered
Brian Darnton, UK shows how an old damaged slide
can be repaired with care and by using simple
why do geraniums smell and nettles sting? A
fascinating look at hair structures and their
role for some common plants. By Jean-Marie
fiber optic illumination -
Rudolf Baumueller, US describes techniques for
using this versatile form of illumination, with
illustrated examples from microscopy and
trials using a two megapixel camera for
Dave Walker, UK takes some piccies with a
borrowed Nikon Coolpix 700 and compares the
results with those from another popular image
capture route; video stills from a 'C' mount