Sometimes the view through a microscope is too good to keep to yourself.
Fortunately, it turns out that smart phones, with their integrated cameras and high-resolution screens, make pretty good devices for sharing microscope images— all you need is the right adapter to align the optics.
Du Cheng, a Rockefeller M.D- Ph.D. student, has created just such an adapter.
With telemedicine, the absence of medical staff with a particular specialization in field locations is not a barrier to the best possible care for patients. Consultants can analyze photomicrographs and make an expert, remote diagnosis.
The three adaptors tested by Doctors Without Borders were the Bresser, the Syvu and the iDU. The testing team consisted of medical and laboratory experts and through rigorous trails, each adaptor was tested and assessed.
All free-living life forms are made of cells. The majority of life forms on the planet are microscopic and unicellular – meaning that the entire organism consists of only one cell, and is too small to be seen with the naked eye.
These organisms are intrinsically fascinating and often visually stunning.
Pondlife is an effort to document these organisms as the complex living creatures that they are and make them accessible to as many people as possible.
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