December 22nd, 2016

Once considered a speed king, sCMOS is showing its versatility

In the early days of sCMOS technology, manufacturers touted only the readout speed of the sensor. One of the first entry's into the market, Hamamatsu released the Flash 2.8 with promises of speed – but what it offered in speed it lacked in low light sensitivity. Now with sCMOS sensors offering quantum eff ...


April 6th, 2016

Color infidelity: Why choosing the correct camera is being faithful to your data

Many microscope users dismiss the color microscope camera as mundane and do not consider the technology with as much thought as a READ ARTICLE

March 3rd, 2016

You’re not fully clean until you’re ISO 16232 - fully clean!

Manufacturing is just catching on to what bath soap companies have known for years – cleanliness sells product! In a never-ending quest for superior product and reliability, manufacturers, particularly in the automotive industry, are turning to the ISO 16232 standard to hold manufacturing ...


February 15th, 2016

All the King’s horses and all the King’s men lacked 3D reconstruction to put Humpty back together again

The original Mother Goose nursery rhyme pretty much described the difficulty in reassembling a delicate and complicated 3D structure:

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;
All the king's horses and all the king's m ...


January 4th, 2016

Microscope Marco Polo: Why the 0.7X lens on your DMi8 C helps you find what you are looking for

For years metallurgists have preferred inverted microscopes for ...