On a recent work trip I visited Queenstown for three days for a conference, part of the trip related to work but thankfully there was a bit of time to do some sightseeing and of course (as I always do) capture some photos.
Resorcinol is a benzenediol used in some chemical and medical fields; Have a peek at it under the microscope.
The Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens located in Sherbrooke contain lovely mountain ash tree’s, complete with a Lake and boat house.
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.
The Clique Photography Group ran a night photography workshop at Docklands early in August, it was a fantastic night full of fireworks and great tips!
Have a look at a section of an earth worm under the microscope.
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….
Have a look at a pine leaf cross section under the microscope.
Have a look at (clean) toilet tissue under microscope, where you can see the fibres.
I love microscopy, I think there are so many cool things around in everyday life that seem fairly simple at first glance but when you get the opportunity to look at them in greater detail they just look so different to what you would typically expect. Since I have now set up, I wanted to…
Have a peek at Spirogyra under the microscope, a relatively common green algae found in bioactive fresh waters.
Ever wonder what absorbant wipes look like under the microscope, well wonder no more 🙂