Category: imaging

Microscope camera handles colour and monochrome

A NOVEL dual-sensor microscope camera from Olympus will produce both high-sensitivity monochrome (black and white) images and high-quality colour images, without the need to switch cameras. The Olympus DP80 has two separate CCD sensors, making it a versatile device which…

Zebrafish image scores Nikon prize

THE WINNING image in the 2012 Nikon Small World photomicrography competition is an image of the blood-brain barrier in a live zebrafish embryo, submitted by Dr Jennifer Peters and Dr Michael Taylor of St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.   This is…

When should you use radiation resistant lenses?

CONVENTIONAL optical elements like lenses and prisms can suffer from degradation when exposed to high energy radiation, with the glass they are made from gradually turning brown or grey in colour, reducing their optical transmittance.   These ‘browning’ issues may be…

Ultra high-speed video at high resolution

THE LATEST ultra high-speed video camera from Specialised Imaging will, the company says, deliver high resolution 924×768 pixel images at up to two million frames per second for the most demanding of high speed imaging assignments.  The new Kirana camera…

Winning micrograph image scores seal of approval

THE EUROPEAN Microscopy Congress, EMC2012, held last month in Manchester, UK, was used by Agar Scientific to host two competitions related to microscopy imaging.   The company supported the biennial International Micrograph Competition organised by the Royal Microscopical Society, which awarded…

Cooled CCD camera gives fast images in low light

A NEW CCD camera which exploits thermoelectric cooling to give rapid imaging in low light conditions, for use in Raman spectroscopy, chemiluminescence, and microscopy, has been launched by Artemis CCD.  The QS14 camera is designed primarily for imaging in very low…

Confocal microscope gives enhanced imaging of living specimens

RESEARCHERS seeking more sensitive live cell imaging along with high-speed measurement capability will find the Olympus FluoView FV1200 confocal laser scanning microscope meets their needs, says the company. Offering ultra-high sensitivity along with fluorescence measurement, this instrument is designed specifically…

3D imaging solves mouse genome puzzle

SCIENTISTS in Canada and the USA have used 3D imaging techniques to settle a long-standing debate about how DNA and structural proteins are packaged into chromatin fibres. A paper published in Embo Reports shows that the mouse genome consists of…

Microscope camera needs no PC connection

FOR THE first time, the Olympus DP26 microscope camera can be operated in standalone fashion without the need of a PC connection. This new facility will streamline the image capture process and save valuable space in the laboratory, says Olympus.…

Ballistic imaging at ultra-high resolution

THE SUCCESSOR to Specialised Imaging’s popular Sir2 high-speed camera, the Sir3, can acquire two separate full resolution images to provide displacement and velocity data on tracked objects. Mainly aimed at harsh environments associated with military proving grounds and industrial installations,…