All you need is a steady hand…

The lab course I am teaching at Coker College does not have access to the newest and fanciest equipment for microscopy imaging (nor should it*). If your drawing skills are not up to snuff, however, a smartphone camera, a steady hand, and a bit of patience can provide a useful substitute for standard light microscopy.

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Stained bacteria photographed with an iPhone 5

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The Science is the Art

by Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg (Public Domain)

The images Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg made of microscopic organisms in the mid-1800s are both art and ground breaking science. They should be appreciated as both. A massive collection of his specimens, images, and records reside at the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin.

Found via David Orr pointing to The Caledonian Mining Expedition Company.