This episode of “Cool Stuff Under the Microscope” is focused on Silica Gel, which is a material used in air sampling to absorb chemicals which are later desorbed for analysis by specific analytical techniques. A piece of Silica was placed on a Microscope slide and analysed under the Radical microscope (More info here) with a…
A panorama of the sun setting over the Mater Hospital in Brisbane.
Have a peek at Spirogyra under the microscope, a relatively common green algae found in bioactive fresh waters.
Salicin is a chemical which is produced by the Salix Willow bark and functions as an anti-inflammatory agent in the human body. This chemical was the initial origin of aspirin and is chemically related to Aspirin. As a tongue twister, the IUPAC name for Salicin is (2R,3S,4S,5R,6S)-2-(Hydroxymethyl)-6-[2-(hydroxymethyl)phenoxy]oxane-3, 4,5-triol.
The Meerkats are a family favorite at the Werribee Zoo, located right need the cafe (aptly named Meerkat Cafe).
Developing photographic techniques can be difficult, and there are often few places at home that give a good opportunity to master techniques. A trip to the Melbourne Zoo gave some inspiration, and I came across the Mandrill. This colorful creature almost enjoyed showing off (in my opinion) and alternated between turning towards me and…
Have a look at Cardiac muscle under the microscope :).
This episode of Cool Stuff Under the Microscope focusses on Red Blood Cells, a vital cell within the body whose function is to transport oxygen.
The Australian Mountain Boarders Group were at the Berwick Show recently doing some performances and demonstrations, see the pictures and a full writeup.
The Giraffe is one of the most magestic animals at the melbourne zoo, and was a very popular attraction…
Sunset from the Housing estate off Pakenham Road, on the 30th September 2016.
The Gorilla from the Werribee Zoo