Category Archives: Don’t try this at home

On a drop of water

One of these days, I’ll treat myself to a proper camera attachment for my microscope. In the meantime, here’s what we can achieve by pointing the iPhone at one of the oculars. And a movie: Here’s the little guy at … Continue reading

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On the road

Protein Dimerization and Oligomerization in Biology is a textbook that can be yours for the princely sum of £126. I know this because last week I received an email from a cove in India wanting a copy of a chapter … Continue reading

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What’s yours called?

(This is a repost from the GranularIT Blog.) I couldn’t stand it no more. After my latest timelapse experiment (a frame every minute for three days; over 3 GB of photos), not to mention mucking around with stop-motion, I decided … Continue reading

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On cell porn and laser beams

As you might have gathered, I’ve got a bit of a thing going for lasers. Seeing as I’m a certified biologist—or biochemist, at least—what better way to celebrate Occam’s first birthday than by writing about a combination of the two? … Continue reading

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