Xerox Enlargement Microscopy (XEM) is a cheap, simple, if poor, way to make large images of even the tiniest objects. One uses a photocopy machine, repeatedly. The technique was introduced in an article in the March/April 1995 issue of the Annals of Improbable Research.
The Microscopy Society of America provides (via its journal Microscopy Today) a platform for microscopists to ask pertinent questions – and have them answered by their columnist Herr Abbe. [pictured left] “We are at our wit’s end! We are still using film and making wet prints in our EM [Electro-Microscopy] lab. We’re not happy with […]
The idea of a molecular wheelbarrow was first raised [Improbable believes] in 2002 by C Joachim, H Tang, F Moresco, G Rapenne and G Meyer in the journal Nanotechnology, Volume 13, Number 3: ‘The design of a nanoscale molecular barrow’. Later, as described in Surface Science Letters, 584, 2005, L153 – L158, a research team […]
Join us on a highly-magnified “[…] exhilerating [sic] journey through an apple.” [courtesy MeBioS, KU Leuven, The Netherlands] “This movie shows the microstructure of an apple and was rendered from (microfocus) CT images of an apple. The images of the entire apple were obtained with an X-ray CT system at K.U.Leuven (MTM) and the images […]
Jane Richards has some quibbles in her review (in the July 1980 issue of the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners) of the book Why Suffer? Periods and Their Problems, Lynda Birke and Katy Gardner, Virago, London (1979), 68 pages): I wonder who the authors intend should read this handbook? It is an […]