infocus is the Royal Microscopical Society’s Magazine for members. It provides a common forum for scientists & technologists who use any form of microscope and includes all branches of microscopy
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Mechanical properties of cells and tissues have been shown to play a crucial role in development and disease, but standard techniques for probing them are usually invasive and limited to the sample’s surface.
What does it mean for a scientist and artist to work together to create works that are a true fusion of their research and how can this experience feed back into broadening an appreciation and understanding of the world around us?
The samples used in this article are from electronic circuits used in industry and heavy engineering. They consist of various capacitors, diodes, resistors and the micro circuits they are joined to. Sizes vary from 25mm diameter down to 2mm.
In Euclidean geometry, perimeter is a defined and readily measured property of shapes. In the real world, and especially in digitised images of real world objects, it is less well defined and much less readily measured, in spite of the fact that practically all image analysis programmes report numeric values, and use them in shape
Dr Adrian Burden writes about some of his experiences of engaging the public in the world of microscopy, highlighting how the Royal Microscopical Society has supported these activities, and encouraging readers to get involved or undertake similar activities in their own local community.