Some creatures have incredible stinging apparatus, makes me happier I am not at the end of that!
Ever wondered what a peppercorn looks like under the microscope, almost like an alien landscape if you ask me!
Have a look at Cork under the microscope, fairly strange looking structure but interesting nonetheless :).
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…
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….
Between June and July Docklands in Melbourne ran a winter festival known as the Firelight Festival. This was run around the Quay and consisted of a number of art installations from Fire Twirlers through to a giant status which was set alight and of course fireworks.
This has been one of my favorite Under the Microscope segments, mainly because the item is so abstract that it is very difficult to determine what it is; the coco pop, also known as the Cocoa Krispie
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!
Urea (or carbamide) displays some cool birefringence under the microscope, have a peek!
See my numerous 360 interactive panorama’s of Gardens By the Bay in Singapore, taken both during the day and also at night.
I am passionate about many things, and Microbiology is most definitely one of them. There is something fascinating about the world that exists right in front of us, but we are not quite able to see. Me being a passionate Nerd / Geek (not a bad thing) I actually have a microscope at home, and…
The Australian Mountain Boarders Group were at the Berwick Show recently doing some performances and demonstrations, see the pictures and a full writeup.