Category: imaging

Instant, PC-free, microscope imaging

A NEW standalone controller for the five megapixel Olympus DP26 microscope camera makes it possible to view samples and capture images directly on a monitor screen with no need for a dedicated computer.   This means that microscopy images can be captured…

Take control of CO2 mixtures during live cell imaging

THE OKOLAB Bold Line CO2 controller, available in the USA from distributor Warner Instruments, give the scientist full control of atmospheric gas concentrations during imaging work on live cells.   This full digital gas controller adds CO2 to air or N2,…

High-sensitivity thermal imaging for scientific research

PROMISING the highest sensitivity on a portable thermal imaging camera for scientific research and development, Flir Systems says its SC650 and SC450 camera packs offer ‘no-compromise’ flexibility.  With its uncooled vanadium oxide (VoX) micro­bolometer detector, the Flir SC650 generates 640×480…

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…