"Microbiologists started taking pictures through their microscopes as soon as photographic techniques were discovered. A microscope is like a multi-stage magnifying lens, and microbiologists found they could modify or replace the eyepiece and attach a camera to a microscope."
"A microscope is like a good car, it should be powerful and strong. Unlike a car, however, a good
microscope needs an assortment of accessories which, in some cases, may be more expensive than the
microscope itself. Many simple accessories may be assembled from everyday items and most microscope
users improvise in one way or another."
"In many industries, a scanning electron microscope is like a wrench or a screwdriver, because it's an integral part of the engineering process," he said. "It's an opportunity for WCU students to get acquainted with a state-of-the-art tool to prepare them for their careers, and it lets them see objects at a level the naked eye never will."
"In our discussion about his early brain excavations, he told me that looking through the microscope is like entering a cathedral."
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