Antonie van Leeuwenhoek was a 17th century Dutch businessman and scholar who is widely regarded as the “father of microbiology” by modern scientists. Van Leeuwenhoek made his own microscopes that were up to 10 times more powerful than those of his contemporaries, and capable of producing detailed images of a quality that had never been seen before. With the help of his remarkable inventions, van … [Read more...] about Researchers Solve 350-Year-Old Mystery of Microscopy
What’s the Difference Between Stereo and Compound Microscopes?
Are you in the process of shopping around for your first microscope? Congratulations! A microscope can allow you to experience our world from a fascinating new perspective. But before you decide which microscope to buy, it’s important to make sure you find the one that’s best suited to your needs. During your search, you’ve probably noticed that there are two distinct categories of … [Read more...] about What’s the Difference Between Stereo and Compound Microscopes?
Choosing a Microscope for Educational Applications
In addition to being powerful scientific instruments, microscopes can also serve as valuable educational tools in a classroom setting. After all, there’s no better way to learn about the structure of minerals and biological specimens than by taking an up-close look at them. That’s why microscopes are common features of classrooms and home science labs all over the world. But before you invest in a … [Read more...] about Choosing a Microscope for Educational Applications
Using a Microscope for Engraving Work
A quality stereo microscope makes it much easier to see whatever you’re working on, and that’s especially true with engraving work. Eye strain and fatigue are common for engravers, especially when working without a microscope or with one that offers inferior magnification. Fortunately we offer high-quality stereo microscopes that can help make engraving work easier than ever. Quality It is … [Read more...] about Using a Microscope for Engraving Work
Get Ready for the Solar Eclipse on August 21!
In just a little less than a month, audiences throughout the country will be able to witness a historic total solar eclipse that will pass across North America all the way from Oregon to South Carolina. Although solar eclipses are actually quite common here on Earth, it’s exceptionally rare for one to traverse the entire length of the Contiguous United States. Likewise, American astronomy … [Read more...] about Get Ready for the Solar Eclipse on August 21!
Reducing Eye Strain Starts With Maintaining Your Microscope
Let’s say that you have been using your microscope on a regular basis for years with no issue until suddenly your eyes start bothering you every time you finish looking through your ‘scope. Is it just that you are getting old? Probably not. The cause of your eye strain is likely due to misaligned optics in your microscope. Unfortunately, misaligned optics can’t be fixed at home, but Absolute … [Read more...] about Reducing Eye Strain Starts With Maintaining Your Microscope