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January 10, 2021

Everyday food items under a microscope

The holiday season is finally over. For some that is a welcome relief, especially if the weight of planning all those holiday meals fell on your […]
January 10, 2021
Spirogyra fragment in darkfield microscopy. Source: Wikimedia Commons

What is darkfield and brightfield microscopy?

What is darkfield and brightfield microscopy? It sounds like something out of Star Wars! But, unfortunately neither gives us special powers. That doesn’t mean that darkfield […]
January 4, 2021

How to connect your microscope and iPad

These days it seems like everything can connect to your smart devices. Some seem practical: you can connect your car, your home cameras, and your lights […]
December 14, 2020

Microscopes and Imaging for Cytopathology

Tried and true research methods are our best resource in advancing medicine. A phrase that has stuck with me over the years is “you can’t improve […]
December 9, 2020

Who invented the microscope?

Prior to 1590, the smallest thing humanity could see was probably no smaller than the width of a hair. As a result, an entire world of […]
November 16, 2020

Stereo vs. Compound Microscopes: A Beginners Guide

If you’re new to the world of microscopy, it can feel as though there are a lot of things to learn. For example, you may have […]
November 16, 2020

The best college and university microscopes

The challenge with buying microscopes for college and university students is balancing affordability, durability, and quality all in one product. You need to find an option […]
October 20, 2020

Three Accu-Scope products for microscope super users

The world of microscopy is vast, and sometimes it feels like there is so much to learn. But, even experts need to start somewhere, and that’s […]
October 13, 2020

Microscopes that shine bright for jewelry and engraving

It is finally July. Or is it August? No, it’s already October, and November isn’t far away. Time has felt quite irregular since COVID-19 has become […]
October 6, 2020

A curated selection of microscopes perfect for museums and art conservation

Summer vacation is here, and you may have been daydreaming of your next vacation destination. Some might like to catch some sun at the beach or […]
June 26, 2020

Best products for fluorescence imaging

Learn more about fluorescence imaging and the best microscopes to use.
June 4, 2020

9 tips to keep your microscope clean during COVID-19

Clean Regularly The same recommendation for your personal health applies to microscopes: clean regularly. Not only can the surface areas of microscopes become contaminated from frequent […]