This episode of “Cool Stuff Under the Microscope” focuses on Activated Carbon, which is a compound used for many different purposes, it can be used for air sampling to collect chemicals for later analysis, or alternatively can be used in filtration to absorb chemicals removing them from the environment be it water, air or otherwise….
I HATE self portraits, but really wanted to have a try at a low-key image but didn’t have a model to try this with. In the end they were underexposed (and i look like a serial killer), but how did you think I went?
Polarized light microscopy brings out incredible colors in chemicals. Have a look at Bromine under the microscope.
In March i visited New Zealand for a combination of work and a holiday. Although the trip was short it was fairly packed with a total travel distance of around 800kms in four days. This map by OpenStreetMaps highlights the journey.
the second part of the trip involved a visit to Wanaka before stopping overnight at the Lake Hawea Hotel. The actual lake itself (Hawea) is located in the Otago region at an altitude of around 348 metres. The lake itself is named in Maori and is thought to be named after a local tribe, however, at the time no information was available as to the actual meaning of the name.
Sunset over lakeside Pakenham on the 30th of December, 2015 with a lovely orange glow :).
Uluru is a sacred formation within the Northern Territory which is estimated to be some 500 million years old
I noticed outside a number of jumping spiders, and having had some success with a black porcelain tile I thought it would be worth another try but with a different spider (last time was a flower spider). There are plenty of jumping spiders outside my house so I safely collected one, put it on the…
The Meerkats are a family favorite at the Werribee Zoo, located right need the cafe (aptly named Meerkat Cafe).
In Victoria, Australia the 19th of December was a stinking hot day, with a maximum of around 41 Degrees celsius being reached during the day. This was one of a number of days of hot weather, and towards the late afternoon, we got a great storm come through Pakenham. The storm including heavy rain, wind…
The penguin’s (Spheniscidae or the Little Penguins) have the whole cuteness thing down pat, and are a regular staple be it at Phillip Island or the Melbourne Zoo. Huddled in a group they seemed hesitant to enter the water at the start, perhaps because of the people around watching but as soon as they jumped…
The Arteries and Veins can be considered the vital plumbing of the body. Arteries are responsible for taking oxygenated blood away from the heart, whilst veins are responsible for taking de-oxygenated blood back to the lungs for re-oxygenation.