The process of identifying cancer—from taking a sample of a tumor to getting the results back from a laboratory—can be long-winded. When there isn’t time for all that, this new hand-held microscope could help doctors identify cancer cells in just a few moments.
The easiest way to be a lazy human with bad hygiene is to not change your toothbrush every so often. Maybe after watching this enlightening video from Applied Science, we all can change that. Using a powerful microscope, we get to see the difference between a brand new toothbrush and an old toothbrush. The new one is…
The existence of bubbles is the world telling people that life is silly and fun is worth having and moments, no matter how short they may be, are worth remembering (until they pop and the sadness settles in). I never knew the existence of bubbles also encouraged us to trip the hell out too. Because when you look…
BoingBoing says this crazy zooming GIF is that of an amphipod. Or well, it starts with an amphipod and then moves into diatom and then reveals the bacterium. Which, well, cool. But also totally gross to imagine all the little invisible critters and germs on any given surface at any given time.
These stunning macro photos–micrographs–captured by Dutch photographer Maurice Mikkers are going to show you a whole new world, which still seems familiar on many levels.
What does a tear look like at the microscopic level? It’s more interesting—and beautiful—than you might expect.
I don’t care that I supposedly understand how vinyl records work because I still totally think they’re the work of at least some low level sorcery. Trapping sound and music and voices? Come on! Anyways, my disbelief aside of analog technology aside, here’s a cool microscope view of vinyl records being played.
This beautiful piece of shiny scientific instrumentation is a brand new class X-ray microscope sitting inside a vacuum chamber at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Things have sure changed since we were at school.
This year's Oxford University season's greetings explores different Christmas items throught the lens of a microscope. From the hard fur of a reindeer to the iconic Santa's wool cap. Not surprisingly, everything looks gorgeous under the microscope. Christmas too.
The Olympus BioScapes Competition never fails to disappoint. This year's winners, unveiled today, are a gorgeous and alien look at the microscopic world of vampire moths and butter daisies and many things in between.
In the aftermath of our annual ritual for receiving the newest and shiniest iPhones, let's not forget that even our slightly outdated phones are pretty nifty devices. With a cheap glass bead, a 3D-printed clip, and the camera of an old phone, scientists have made a powerful microscope with up to 1000x magnification.…
We can cry because we're happy. We can cry because we're sad. We can cry because we're cutting onions. We can cry just because we need to cry. They're all completely different emotions... but are they different tears? Photographer Rose-Lynn Fisher wanted to find out in her series The Topography of Tears. She put dried…
There is no nugget on a chicken. There are breasts, there are wings, there are thighs, there are drumsticks. But there are no nuggets. So what is the chicken nugget made of then?
We've seen ways to turn your iPhone into a DIY microscope before, but they always require buying something kind of exotic, like a ball lens, or an actual microscope. This new take from Yoshinok on Instructables just requires $10 bucks, a shitty laser pointer, and little bit of makin'.
This may look like your last bad trip, but in fact you're looking at a sample of damaged blood cells which is over 5,000 years old.
You might think that a museum adding 2000 new exhibits would need to build a whole new wing. But the latest additions to London's Grant Museum of Zoology all fit into a space the size of a large wardrobe: they're vintage glass microscope slides, bearing specimens taken from everything from fleas to whales.
This might just look like a microscope image of some strange, small life-form. But actually its a view of a massive 281-gigapixel image of a zebrafish embryo, which can be zoomed in on to show sub-cellular levels of detail.
Watch this trippy video of microscopic creatures to make up for all those times you've looked through a microscope and been disappointed.
Every year, Nikon's Small World in Motion Competition rounds up the best microscopic videos from scientists across the world. The results are strange but beautiful, and the winner will make you think about your breakfast in a completely different light.Some of the other entries are worth a watch, too. Scooping…
UC-Davis researchers developed a lens that'll turn your iPhone or any camera-enabled smartphone into a 350X microscope. The mod is a simple 1-mm ball lens mounted in rubber that's taped to your phone's camera. It costs about $30.