Rotifer

I found them in water with algae

Cells: The Fundamental Units of Life

Cell is the unit of life. All living organisms are constructed from cell Reference: Essential Cell Biology. 4th Edition 2013; Photos experment when I have learned General Biology Labwork for 1 year.

Perception on the Use of Foldscope as an Alternative Conventional Microscope (Philippines)

ABSTRACTThis study aimed to determine the feasibility of Foldscope to be an alternative microscope. This study also utilized a quantitative non-experimental correlational research design and employed purposive quota and availability sampling technique to senior high school students taking up Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) strand.Specifically, this study answered the following questions: (1) What is…

How I met your Mother – Kombucha Edition

SCOBYs under the microscope Introduction With origins dating as far back as 300 BC in northeast China, Kombucha tea has recently grown in popularity as a delicious and bubbly probiotic drink with many acclaimed health benefits. While you can typically find it available from grocery stores for $2/ pint, few people know that kombucha is…

Microscopic image of Deodorant

The chemical composition of deodorant has varied over the years and is a well-studied field. The purposes of deodorant can be the reduction of sweating, the elimination of bad odors (masked by good odors), and even the elimination of bacteria. Alcohol-only-based deodorants have the possibility to induce sweating and therefore several more complex chemicals (often…

Elements of Remote Life

An exploration of quarantine hobbies and products Introduction 2020 has been one big learning experience- for individuals all across the world and for us as a society. Amongst this whole pandemic, one of the many affected populations has been that of students and teachers. Getting valuable educational experiences over zoom, in a remote setting, has…

Observaciones de plantas

Hola soy Rocío, vivo en Xalapa Veracruz y me estoy capacitando en Join the Node y esta es la observación que hice. Lo que creí que se podría ver desde los pétalos de la flor eran unas células en forma de bolitas, como si fueran cristales. Miramos una hoja de trébol, cuando pudimos verla notamos…

Visualizing an eggshell membrane

In this post, I want to discuss my findings from observing the membrane of an eggshell using the Foldscope. The primary function of the membrane in the egg is to prevent invasions by microorganisms. In recent times, however, eggshell membranes have become a popular dietary supplement because of its high concentration of protein, primarily fibrous…

‘Hair’ Goes Nothing!

Intro Growing up, I always had short hair. It was barely ever longer than a classic buzz cut. I swam all the way through college, so having shorter hair was just easier since it was always getting exposed to absurd amounts of chlorine. Cue COVID, graduating college and finishing my swim career, and living with…

Observing Micro-Bubbles

I was curious to see if the Lipid Shell Micro-Bubbles we’ve been using in our lab as a contrast agent for Optical Coherence Tomography will be visible with the Foldscope. The Micro-Bubbles I examined had a C3F8 gas core, wrapped in a lipid shell, and their diameter ranged from 0.6 micron to 1.2 micron. Approximately…

A closer look at Fasciated Haworthia

This is the plant we will be imaging: The Haworthia succulent is akin to aloe vera. It has a similar spine-like structure, which is filled with a jelly-like substance. To image this plant, the following materials were used: The leaf, shown in the image above, was prepared on a glass slide. The glass slide was…

Something

Planning to post tomorrowI N Kalso imma just show you the oldest picture in my gallaryH A I R

Arthropoda and Nature Journaling

We are working on Nature Journaling of Arthropoda and today I found some white insects on my beach plum leaves. One larger white insect had a long proboscis that I could see very well under the Foldscope. Another organism which was very tiny and could not be seen by the naked eye, looked like a…

Hair Follicle

I wanted to see how my hair looked like using the Foldscope, particularly as I have not cut it over the past year in half. I wanted to observe if there were noticeable differences between different strands and thought it would be a good exercise for familiarizing myself with the Foldscope. It was interesting to…

Roasted seaweed snack

Presented are the methods and experimentally obtained images of a roasted seaweed snack under magnification via a Foldscope. This exercise was performed as part of Stanford’s BIOE 301C: Diagnostics Devices Lab. Methods. A Foldscope was obtained and assembled using the typical procedure. To hold the sample, the paper slides with rectangular windows (Fig. 1) was…