Tag: video

Weekly news: the power of scientific video

I’VE ALWAYS been a sucker for scientific imaging competitions, which is just as well as this seems to be one of the main growth areas in science today. Every month seems to bring along a new competition for scientists to…

New microscope is half price of old model

THE NEW entry-level inverted microscope from Olympus, the IX53, was launched this week at the European Microscopy Congress – EMC2012 – in Manchester, UK. It replaces the old IX51 model, promising improved performance and a modular, ‘future-proof’ configuration, yet it…

Cern video confirms ‘new boson’ has been found

IN AN apparently accidental leak on the Cern website, the discovery of a new boson has been revealed. The scientific community is widely expecting an announcement of the discovery of the Higgs boson, sometimes referred to as the God particle,…

96-channel pipette demonstration now online

THE FULL benefits of the Viaflo 96 handheld electronic pipette are demonstrated in a new four-minute video, now available on the LabHomepage YouTube channel (and embedded below). Integra says the Viaflo 96 facilitates the fast and precise transfer of 96…

Invisibility cloak promises spectroscopy on a chip (video)

WHILE the general media are agitated by the far-fetched possibilities of Harry Potteresque camouflage from today’s announcement of a so-called invisibility cloak, here at the LabHomepage we’re much more excited about the prospects for massively-multiplexed spectroscopy on a single chip…

Who needs the giant lab exhibitions? (video)

WE’RE just back from our visit to the Scientific Laboratory Show, and found that this smaller event on the laboratory exhibition circuit is every bit as appealing as the giant trade fairs found overseas. Held every two years at the…

Beetle video wins prize

PROFESSOR Javier Alba Tercedor, of the department of zoology at the University of Granada, Spain, has been awarded the Best Film of the Year at the SkyScan Micro CT Meeting in Brussels, Belgium. His one-minute film, ‘Micro-CT anatomical study of…

Lab life, in cartoon motion

HATS off to Life Techologies, for the latest in its excellent series of promotional videos. The tale of PhDiva and the Mystery Band has just been released on YouTube, and has already scored a few thousand views. This clever animation…

You’ve heard of table dancing…?

NOVEL versions of the periodic table are everywhere these days, with Mendeleev’s grid being used to classify everything from social networks to bloggers, to comic books, and even heavy metal music. It’s all good pointless fun, and is something we…