Auramine O

STUDENT:Shilpashree.S COLlEGE:CMR National PU college, ITPL,Bangalore I along with my fellow students at CMR IT, Bengaluru, observed auramine O under a foldscope on the 25th of September,2018. Auramine O is a diarylmethane dye used as a fluoroscent stain. In its pure form, Auromine O appears as yellow needle crystals. It is very soluble in water…

Determination of leaf pigments by using UV-Visible Spectroscopy and leaf structures of Medicinal Plants by using Folds-cope: An Innovative Research Tools.

Leaf pigment content provides a valuable information about the physiological performance of leaves. We have determined pigments in the leaves of Ficus religiosa (Peepal), Azadirachta Indica (Neem) and Ocimum tenuiflorum (Tulsi) by using UV-Visible spectroscopy and leaf structures of two medicinal plants (Tinospora cordifolia, Origanum majorana) with folds-cope. The images have been taken by connecting…

Potassium Dichromate

Potassium Dichromate. observed during the workshop at Manu Academy, Vivek Vihar, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, India.

Cotton thread under foldscope

A cotton thread looks like a single strand but it’s actually tightly twisted and made up of strands having equally balanced twist producing a circular cross section.This can be clearly seen in the picture taken through foldscope.

Foldscope for all #indiafoldscopephase1

Dr. Aruna Mohan ..SCIENCE TEACHER and Resource Persons for development of NCERT Science kits, Video Audio Guide ...learning how to use Foldscope Miss Neema Bisht JRF from ICGEB and Dr Aruna Mohan excited to see enhanced  image resolution of Foldscope after connection with smart phone Professor Dinesh Kumar, Professor RK Parashar, Professor Sunita Farakya ,...

Salt crystals

Copper sulphate crystals image under the Foldscope. See the colored crytals. Guess the shape of the copper sulphate crystals?

silk fabric fiber

brief look at silk Silk was dug up in  8,500 year old Chinese tombs.  In  3630 BC  silk fabric was used at the YangShao Neolithic(5000 BCE -3000 BCE) culture site excavated in 1921 in Henan province.  Silk was rugged and withstood ravages of time due to material properties. We owe the process of making fabric and…

Potassium bitartrate

Potassium bitartrate is a product of wine production. It has culinary uses such as in baking, uses as a cleaning product and can be mixed with henna to activate it. It can also be used as a primary reference standard for a pH buffer. The picture was taken with polarizing filters and plane polarized light.TartrateFoldscope

Blood: Red cells, white cell and B-cell on stained slide

To push beyond the foldscope-eye limits  try to team it with a high definition smart phone.     A RBC is shaped like a mint lifesaver. The outer edge is thicker than the middle. When viewing with the smart phone zoom in to reveal the 2-micron edge. The normal RBC can be distinguished from an abnormal…

Twinning with CMRIT Bangalore and viewing magnetic nanoparticles

College name : CMR Natiinal PU College, ITPL, Bangalore Twinning with CMRIT Bangalore Students of CMR National PU college visited CMRIT to observe magnetic nanoparticles under foldscope. Students observed nanoparticles of FeSO4 under foldscope and had an amazing experience of observing the behavior of magnetic nanoparticles in water in presence of magnet.  

Twinning with CMRIT and observation of magnetic nanoparticles under foldscope

College name : CMR National PU college, ITPL campus, Bangalore Twinning with CMRIT for observation of magnetic nanoparticles using foldscope Students of CMR National PU college ITPL had an opportunity to observe magnetic nanoparticles under foldscope. They were fascinated to see the magnetic properties of particles of FeSO4 as it moved towards the magnet even…