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May. 02, 2011

Bug Bytes Podcast -- Ode to the Microscope

by The Bug Chicks

Listen now:

The microscope is an essential tool and scientists are pretty devoted to them. Learn a bit about the history of the scope and why looking through the lens can be an eye-opening experience. (original post November 2010)

Photos and Cool Links:

Molecular Expression at FSU
http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/anatomy/introduction.html
http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/optics/olympusmicd/galleries/butterfly/index.html
http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/micro/gallery/beer/beer.html

Make your own Leeuwenhoek Microscope!
http://www.cartage.org.lb/en/themes/sciences/physics/optics/OpticalInstruments/Microscope/Leeuwenhoeks/Leeuwenhoeks.htm

Dennis Kunkel (World Famous Photo-microscopist)
http://www.denniskunkel.com/

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