Compunix BlogMicroscope World Blog http://www.microscopeworld.com/x-rss.blog.aspx?sectionid=516Microscope World Blog 2010http://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3976-how-to-take-pictures-through-a-microscope.aspxHow to Take Pictures Through A MicroscopeWhat are the options for capturing images through the microscope. How can you view a live image on a computer or a monitor? Learn more here...Thu, 19 Sep 2019 23:24:38 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3976-how-to-take-pictures-through-a-microscope.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3942-what-microscope-magnification-should-i-start-with.aspxWhat Microscope Magnification Should I Start With?When you first look through a compound microscope, which magnification should you start out using? Is more magnification better? Read more to find out...Thu, 05 Sep 2019 20:33:15 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3942-what-microscope-magnification-should-i-start-with.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3658-types-of-microscopes.aspxTypes of MicroscopesLearn about the different types of microscopes and their uses here.Mon, 15 Jul 2019 17:20:53 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3658-types-of-microscopes.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3649-using-a-c-mount-adapter-to-increase-digital-measuring-capability.aspxUsing a C-Mount Adapter to Increase Digital Measuring CapabilityLearn how you can use a microscope c-mount adapter with no formatting lens in order to increase digital measuring capabilities.Tue, 02 Jul 2019 17:28:17 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3649-using-a-c-mount-adapter-to-increase-digital-measuring-capability.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3648-understanding-stereo-microscopes.aspxUnderstanding Stereo MicroscopesStereo microscopes are quite different from compound microscopes and are used for different applications. Learn more here when and why you might need to use a stereo microscope.Mon, 01 Jul 2019 22:51:16 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3648-understanding-stereo-microscopes.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3568-5-tips-to-properly-care-for-your-microscope.aspx5 Tips to Properly Care for Your MicroscopeFollow these 5 tips to properly care for your microscope and ensure years of use.Mon, 17 Jun 2019 22:31:20 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3568-5-tips-to-properly-care-for-your-microscope.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3561-how-to-use-a-microscope.aspxHow to Use a MicroscopeHow to use a microscope? Learn precautions when using a microscope and safety tips for cleaning microscopes and handling the microscope.Mon, 10 Jun 2019 22:59:28 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3561-how-to-use-a-microscope.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3484-led-ring-light-versus-polarizing-led-ring-light.aspxLED Ring Light versus Polarizing LED Ring LightIn microscopy, why would you want to use a polarizing LED ring light versus a regular LED ring light? Read more to find out...Tue, 04 Jun 2019 22:52:58 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3484-led-ring-light-versus-polarizing-led-ring-light.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3471-tartaric-acid-under-the-microscope.aspxTartaric Acid under the MicroscopeTartaric acid under a polarizing microscope.Wed, 10 Apr 2019 22:51:10 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3471-tartaric-acid-under-the-microscope.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3470-what-is-a-compound-microscope.aspxWhat is a Compound Microscope?What is a compound microscope? And what exactly is a compound microscope used for? This article explains everything you want to know about compound microscopes.Tue, 09 Apr 2019 23:52:04 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3470-what-is-a-compound-microscope.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3468-microscope-resolution-explained-using-blood-cells.aspxMicroscope Resolution Explained Using Blood CellsResolution is an important part of microscopy. This article uses images of blood cells to explain resolution under the microscope.Fri, 08 Mar 2019 00:39:53 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3468-microscope-resolution-explained-using-blood-cells.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3463-what-kids-microscope-should-i-buy-for-my-child.aspxWhat Kids Microscope Should I Buy for my Child?There are many types of children’s microscopes on the market and it can be frustrating trying to figure out which one is best. Here are a few things to consider when purchasing a kids microscope.Wed, 06 Feb 2019 01:15:20 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3463-what-kids-microscope-should-i-buy-for-my-child.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3458-how-changing-magnification-affects-field-of-veiw.aspxHow Changing Magnification Affects Field of VeiwWhat exactly can you view size-wise under the microscope at different magnifications? And how does changing microscope magnification affect microscope field of view? Read more to find out...Mon, 17 Dec 2018 19:16:01 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3458-how-changing-magnification-affects-field-of-veiw.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3456-stereo-microscope-versus-metallurgical-microscope.aspxStereo Microscope versus Metallurgical MicroscopeWhat are the differences between using 100x on a stereo microscope and a metallurgical microscope? Read more to find out...Tue, 11 Dec 2018 20:11:38 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3456-stereo-microscope-versus-metallurgical-microscope.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3417-stereo-microscope-polarizing-led-ring-light.aspxStereo Microscope Polarizing LED Ring LightWhat are the differences between a standard LED ring light and a polarizing LED ring light? When can using one be helpful? Read more to find out...Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:48:43 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3417-stereo-microscope-polarizing-led-ring-light.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3412-microscope-cover-slips.aspxMicroscope Cover SlipsUnderstanding the thickness of microscope cover slips to use (if any at all) can be helpful when obtaining a clear microscopy image at high magnification. Learn more about cover slip differences here.Tue, 30 Oct 2018 18:19:13 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3412-microscope-cover-slips.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3391-stereo-microscope-225x-myth.aspxStereo Microscope 225x MythThe myth of the 225x stereo microscope broken down.Mon, 15 Oct 2018 17:07:31 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3391-stereo-microscope-225x-myth.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3390-filter-patch-inspection-explained.aspxFilter Patch Inspection ExplainedHow to use a filter patch microscope to keep large machinery operating at full capacity and find foreign particles before they cause machinery to break down.Fri, 28 Sep 2018 16:21:39 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3390-filter-patch-inspection-explained.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3388-using-microscopes-for-surface-roughness-inspection.aspxUsing Microscopes for Surface Roughness InspectionThe automotive industry uses microscopes to inspect surface roughness and perform quality control. Learn more about this process and which microscopes work best.Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:45:03 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3388-using-microscopes-for-surface-roughness-inspection.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3384-plant-stomata-under-the-microscope.aspxPlant Stomata under the MicroscopeLearn how to view plant stomata under the microscope and what the stomata can tell you about the plant's habitat.Wed, 12 Sep 2018 19:48:25 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3384-plant-stomata-under-the-microscope.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3380-how-to-avoid-microscope-repairs.aspxHow to Avoid Microscope RepairsLearn some simple steps you can take to maintain your microscope and avoid repairs.Mon, 10 Sep 2018 18:57:35 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3380-how-to-avoid-microscope-repairs.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3378-microscopy-polarization-explained.aspxMicroscopy Polarization ExplainedLearn about how and why polarization is used in microscopy.Wed, 22 Aug 2018 17:58:29 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3378-microscopy-polarization-explained.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3377-andrology-semen-analysis-microscopes.aspxAndrology Semen Analysis MicroscopesLearn about microscopes used in andrology for semen analysis.Tue, 07 Aug 2018 18:17:42 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3377-andrology-semen-analysis-microscopes.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3375-how-to-calculate-microscope-on-screen-magnification.aspxHow to Calculate Microscope On-Screen MagnificationLearn how to calculate the magnification of the microscopy image you are viewing on your computer monitor. Read more to learn the calculations to perform...Mon, 06 Aug 2018 13:52:54 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3375-how-to-calculate-microscope-on-screen-magnification.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3372-microscopy-digital-camera-image-stitching.aspxMicroscopy Digital Camera Image StitchingLearn how to use a microscope digital camera to perform image stitching. This software feature allows capture of a sample that does not fit in the entire field of view under the microscope.Thu, 02 Aug 2018 14:30:24 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3372-microscopy-digital-camera-image-stitching.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3359-how-to-adjust-focusing-microscope-eyepieces.aspxHow to Adjust Focusing Microscope EyepiecesLearn how to properly set up and parfocal the microscope's focusing eyepieces.Mon, 25 Jun 2018 15:49:32 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3359-how-to-adjust-focusing-microscope-eyepieces.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3358-food-analysis-under-the-microscope.aspxFood Analysis under the MicroscopeMicroscopes are used to analyze food ingredients and additives as well as any undesirable substances in or on food such as mycotoxins, heavy metals or pesticides. Additionally, microscopes are used to examine different types of starches. Learn about about which microscopes are used for food analysis and some of the procedures.Tue, 12 Jun 2018 14:35:01 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3358-food-analysis-under-the-microscope.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3357-fabric-knit-under-the-microscope.aspxFabric Knit under the MicroscopeMicroscopic fabric analysis can allow you to look at the weave of a fabric up close. Microscope World recently analyzed a fabric weave under the stereo microscope utilizing different auxiliary lenses and illuminators. Take a look at what we found!Mon, 04 Jun 2018 16:59:02 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3357-fabric-knit-under-the-microscope.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3349-hair-analysis-under-the-microscope.aspxHair Analysis under the MicroscopeMicroscopic hair analysis can allow you to look at the health of a shaft of hair. We put the microscope to test here in order to examine the shafts of several pieces of hair. Take a look at the results!Wed, 23 May 2018 17:52:06 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3349-hair-analysis-under-the-microscope.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3343-fiber-analysis-under-the-microscope.aspxFiber Analysis under the MicroscopeThe American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists has developed numerous standards for the performance of test methods related to the textile industry. Test Method 20 and Test Method 20A are two methods dealing with fiber analysis which require the use of a microscope. We explore these methods in more detail here.Thu, 10 May 2018 13:16:46 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3343-fiber-analysis-under-the-microscope.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3342-tips-for-optimizing-microscope-illumination.aspxTips for Optimizing Microscope IlluminationThere are four areas to check when adjusting your microscope illumination: the rheostat, a light filter, the aperture diaphragm, and the field diaphragm. Read more about how to accurately set up your microscope's illumination here.Fri, 04 May 2018 16:15:18 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3342-tips-for-optimizing-microscope-illumination.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3341-microscope-c-mount-field-of-view.aspxMicroscope C-Mount Field of ViewConnecting a digital microscope camera with a microscope requires the use of a c-mount adapter. However, figuring out how to maximize your field of view can be tricky. Learn more about which camera sensors pair best with which c-mount adapters.Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:15:16 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3341-microscope-c-mount-field-of-view.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3340-microscope-beam-splitter.aspxMicroscope Beam SplitterThe microscope beam splitter directs light either to the eyepieces, to the camera, or sometimes both at the same time. When purchasing a microscope it is a good idea to know what functions the beam splitter will provide. Learn more in this article.Tue, 17 Apr 2018 12:57:42 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3340-microscope-beam-splitter.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3339-tracking-alaskan-fish-with-a-microscope.aspxTracking Alaskan Fish with a MicroscopeThe Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game's William Jack Hernandez Sport fish Hatchery uses a microscope to study how size at release of their fish changes return in fish size and numbers. Read more about their process and view some images under the microscope.Tue, 13 Mar 2018 19:14:58 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3339-tracking-alaskan-fish-with-a-microscope.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3338-vinyl-record-under-the-microscope.aspxVinyl Record under the MicroscopeEver wonder what a vinyl record looks like under high magnification?  We put one of our records under the microscope - take a look!Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:31:51 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3338-vinyl-record-under-the-microscope.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3337-paramecium-microscope-project.aspxParamecium Microscope ProjectViewing paramecium under the microscope is a great project for kids and adults! Learn how to grow your own paramecium and prepare samples to view under your microscope.Fri, 09 Feb 2018 14:54:09 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3337-paramecium-microscope-project.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3336-microscopes-for-developmental-biology.aspxMicroscopes for Developmental BiologyDevelopmental biology is the study of the process in which animals and plants grow and develop. Learn more the microscopes best suited for developmental biology.Wed, 24 Jan 2018 18:42:52 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3336-microscopes-for-developmental-biology.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3335-microscopes-for-reproductive-medicine.aspxMicroscopes for Reproductive MedicineLearn more the microscopes best suited for in vitro fertilization (IVF), Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and Intracytoplasmic morphologically-selected sperm injection (ISMI) in reproductive medicine.Wed, 29 Nov 2017 17:49:37 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3335-microscopes-for-reproductive-medicine.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3334-mushrooms-under-the-microscope.aspxMushrooms under the MicroscopeLearn more about mushrooms and toadstools and view images of mushroom spores captured under a digital microscope here.Mon, 27 Nov 2017 17:46:24 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3334-mushrooms-under-the-microscope.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3333-high-school-wifi-microscopes-put-to-use-in-ohio.aspxHigh School WiFi Microscopes Put to Use in OhioLearn how a high school in Ohio put WiFi microscopes to use and captured some beautiful images while learning about osmosis.Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:35:23 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3333-high-school-wifi-microscopes-put-to-use-in-ohio.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3332-pap-smear-under-the-microscope.aspxPap Smear under the MicroscopeLearn more about the Pap Smear test that screens for cervical cancer, different testing methods, and view images under the microscope.Thu, 09 Nov 2017 18:32:14 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3332-pap-smear-under-the-microscope.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3331-viewing-polymers-under-the-microscope.aspxViewing Polymers under the MicroscopePolymers are larger molecules composed of many repeated subunits. Both synthetic and natural polymers often need to be analyzed under a microscope in industry and manufacturing. Learn more about examining polymers under the microscope here.Tue, 07 Nov 2017 14:34:55 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3331-viewing-polymers-under-the-microscope.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3330-zeiss-stemi-305-stereo-microscope-images.aspxZeiss Stemi 305 Stereo Microscope ImagesView images captured with the Zeiss Stemi 305 Stereo zoom microscope.Wed, 01 Nov 2017 16:03:54 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3330-zeiss-stemi-305-stereo-microscope-images.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3329-dog-kidney-disease-under-the-microscope.aspxDog Kidney Disease Under the MicroscopeKidney disease affects about ten percent of dogs and there are a variety of different causes. Learn more about kidney disease in dogs and view a dog's kidney under the veterinarian's microscope.Wed, 25 Oct 2017 17:25:59 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3329-dog-kidney-disease-under-the-microscope.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3328-woody-stem-under-the-microscope.aspxWoody Stem Under the MicroscopeWoody plants produce wood as their structural tissue - usually either trees or shrubs. Click here to view a cross section of a woody stem under the microscope and learn more.Tue, 10 Oct 2017 17:15:32 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3328-woody-stem-under-the-microscope.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3306-daphnia-under-the-microscope.aspxDaphnia under the MicroscopeDaphnia are commonly called water fleas because their swimming style resembles the movement of fleas. Learn more here.Wed, 27 Sep 2017 16:10:49 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3306-daphnia-under-the-microscope.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3301-koehler-microscope-illumination.aspxKoehler Microscope IlluminationWhy would you want Koehler illumination on your microscope and how to obtain it.Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:40:51 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3301-koehler-microscope-illumination.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3299-zeiss-stemi-508-stereo-microscope-images.aspxZeiss Stemi 508 Stereo Microscope ImagesView images captured with the Zeiss Stemi 508 Stereo zoom microscope.Thu, 07 Sep 2017 14:33:09 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3299-zeiss-stemi-508-stereo-microscope-images.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3297-how-to-obtain-darkfield-in-microscopy.aspxHow to Obtain Darkfield in MicroscopyDarkfield microscopy can be performed with a stereo microscope or a biological compound microscope. Learn more about how to use darkfield with your microscope and why you might want it.Wed, 06 Sep 2017 14:08:43 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3297-how-to-obtain-darkfield-in-microscopy.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3293-zeiss-primo-star-hd-digital-microscope-images.aspxZeiss Primo Star HD Digital Microscope ImagesWe captured a bunch of images using the Zeiss Primo Star HD digital microscope. Take a look, some of them are pretty spectacular!Thu, 31 Aug 2017 13:59:35 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3293-zeiss-primo-star-hd-digital-microscope-images.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3291-human-cardiac-muscle-under-microscope.aspxHuman Cardiac Muscle under MicroscopeUnlike other types of human muscle, the cardiac muscle (found only in the heart) never gets tired. This muscle works automatically and constantly without ever pausing to rest.Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:03:21 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3291-human-cardiac-muscle-under-microscope.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3287-microscope-c-mount-adapters-explained.aspxMicroscope C-Mount Adapters ExplainedUnderstanding microscope c-mount adapters, how to use them correctly and how to match the camera chip size with the correct c-mount adapter for proper camera magnification.Fri, 04 Aug 2017 19:36:04 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3287-microscope-c-mount-adapters-explained.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3282-larva-of-long-spined-tropical-sea-urchin.aspxLarva of Long-Spined Tropical Sea UrchinView the larva of a long-spined tropical sea urchin Diadema Antillarum under a phase contrast microscope.Tue, 18 Jul 2017 18:07:34 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3282-larva-of-long-spined-tropical-sea-urchin.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3281-microscopy-cameras-and-foam-under-the-microscope.aspxMicroscopy Cameras and Foam Under the MicroscopeCapturing images in low light can be complicated. We discuss some different microscope camera options that we used for capturing images of foam under the metallurgical microscope.Tue, 18 Jul 2017 17:03:54 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3281-microscopy-cameras-and-foam-under-the-microscope.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3280-silverfish-under-the-stereo-microscope.aspxSilverfish Under the Stereo MicroscopeWe captured some images at different magnifications of a silverfish under a stereo microscope using a 5 megapixel microscope camera. Take a closer look!Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:33:03 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3280-silverfish-under-the-stereo-microscope.aspxhttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3279-microscope-ergonomic-work-station.aspxMicroscope Ergonomic Work StationA proper ergonomic work station when using your microscope can reduce the risk of occupational injuries.  UCLA Ergonomics suggests the following tips to maintain a safer environment when using microscopes:Thu, 13 Jul 2017 14:44:54 GMThttp://www.microscopeworld.com/p-3279-microscope-ergonomic-work-station.aspx