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Exploring the miniature world

Issue 43: May 1999. Next update June 13th.


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Image right: a tiny fragment of conifer wood (image ca. 80mm wide) from a rock sediment. Photo' from a lacquer peel impression by Keith Abineri, UK

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Articles this Month

Microbe Movie Stars - a new multimedia feature showing high quality animated gifs of attractive microscopic creatures. This month, the rotifers Brachionus and Limnias. By Wim van Egmond, Holland. Shell seekers of the North Tirol - a look at the Foraminifera that can be found in larger shells; a UK / Austrian collaboration prompted by an earlier Micscape article. By Brian Darnton, UK.
Batrachospermum - an illustrated look at an attractive algae found in streams. By Gary Baird, US. Words, words, words - a humorous but challenging look at scientific jargon. Or why can't scientists write in plain English! By Richard Howey, US.
Video gallery: 'dance of the Spirochaetes' - bacteria are demanding subjects to video. Edward Cowen, UK shows his phase contrast video studies of these tiny bacteria. 'Image grabbing' at Plymouth - a report of a meeting in Mike Morgan's home in the UK to show the 'grabbing' and manipulation of microscopy images.
Microscopic fragments of Mesozoic conifer wood found in the Kimmeridge Clay and Purbeck sediments - the types of wood found in sediments can reveal an insight into the vegetation million of years ago. By Keith Abineri, UK. Image gallery: protozoa portraits - a selection of high quality images of protozoa taken with electronic flash. By James Evarts, US.
Hunting for 'bears' in the backyard - where to find 'water bears' in the garden. A fascinating aquatic organism and one of the 'toughest' creatures known. (Includes a video clip). By Dave Walker, UK. We are delighted to receive contributions small or large, from novice to 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 work.


Featured web sites: a new occasional item.

Image Quest 3D: a growing site offering a specialist slide library of marine and plankton images, feature articles and other resources.
Steve Durr's home page: a selection of illustrated articles and features providing valuable information for the microscopy enthusiast interested in photomicrography.

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