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October 13, 2015

Color infidelity: Why using a light source incorrectly is cheating on your data

Knowledge is power when minimizing error in imaging Maybe you are one of the people who engaged in arguments about whether the dress is white and […]
September 30, 2015

What do you call a Drosophila who likes to drink? A bar fly!

Long hours under the microscope are no joking matter! The thought of a Drosophila headed to the local bar for a drink creates a funny joke, […]
September 16, 2015

Megapixel meltdown: Canon’s 250 megapixel sensor

Megapixel Meltdown: Cannon announces the release of a 250 megapixel sensor With the recent release of a 250 megapixel sensor, the world of microscopy will never […]
August 24, 2015

Sony announces CCD production to end

Sony announces end of life for CCD production: The CCD zombie apocalypse is upon us! Just in time for the mid-season restart of AMC’s The Walking […]
August 13, 2015

sCMOS v CCD – adversaries or partners?

Scientific CMOS cameras: Arch rivals to CCD or partners in crime? When building a microscope system, there are many important components to consider, such as the […]
August 4, 2015

Using Köhler every day

Using Köhler every day: Tips you will not want to flush down the toilet Although most people are familiar with the word “Köhler” because of the […]
July 28, 2015

Digital microscopes… with eyepieces?

I wanted a digital microscope, but you brought me one with eyepieces! I had a conversation with a customer recently who asked about “digital microscopes.” To […]
July 21, 2015

“The Count” on Digital microscopes: You are having too much fun with numbers!

Since the days of Antonie van Leeuwenhoek and his custom microscopes, the most exquisite detector was used for critical observations – the human eye. The human […]
July 16, 2015

My microscope stinks! The misunderstood 40X correction collar lens.

When consulting on an inverted microscope purchase, one question I always ask is whether the lab intends to use coverslip bottom dishes or plastic vessels. In […]
July 8, 2015

Yokogawa confocal scanning unit (CSU) – Has the competition caught up?