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Stereo-Microscopes--A-Comprehensive-Guide
Lab Basics
January 20, 2020

Stereo Microscopes: A Comprehensive Guide

Microscopes are sophisticated instruments used to see and analyze small specimens. With impressive optical and mechanical features, microscopes provide three-dimensional enlarged images of small objects and structures. They are used across a variety of settings, such as medicine, forensics, education, and geology. Depending on the research goals, microscopists can choose…
Refracting-Telescopes--A-Complete-Guide
Lab Basics
January 20, 2020

Refracting Telescopes: A Complete Guide

Given the mysterious beauty of the endless cosmos, there’s no doubt that telescopes are among the most fascinating instruments in the field of science. Telescopes are essential devices that have enabled the study of the universe by providing magnified images of distant objects and structures. Interestingly, telescopes have undergone significant…
Reflecting-Telescopes--All-You-Need-to-Know
Lab Basics
January 20, 2020

Reflecting Telescopes: All You Need to Know

The history of telescopy is fascinating. The first telescope was invented in the 17th century. Note that it was spectacle-maker Hans Lippershey, who was credited as the inventor of the first refractor telescope and Galileo Galilei, who pointed the telescope towards the skies. Early refractor telescopes, however, suffered from chromatic…
Portable-and-Handheld-Telescopes--All-You-Need-to-Know
Lab Basics
January 20, 2020

Portable and Handheld Telescopes: All You Need to Know

Telescopes have undergone significant transformations since the 17th century - or when the first refractor telescope was invented. Note that spectacle-maker Hans Lippershey was credited as the inventor of the telescope and Galileo Galilei as the scientist who pointed the telescope towards the skies. In 1668 Sir Isaac Newton created…
Magnifiers--All-You-Need-to-Know
Lab Basics
January 20, 2020

Magnifiers: All You Need to Know

Magnifiers are defined as instruments that enlarge the size of images. Interestingly, the phenomenon of magnification was highly valued in the ancient world. In Ancient Egypt and Rome, for instance, people used crystals and gemstones to view small objects or images; the magnifying glass was also used to ignite paper.…
Digital-Microscopes--A-Complete-Guide
Lab Basics
January 20, 2020

Digital Microscopes: A Complete Guide

From full-size units to pocket models, microscopes are complex tools that facilitate the analysis of small objects and structures across various settings, such as medicine, education, engineering, and manufacturing. Microscopes are based on the phenomenon of magnification, highly valued in the ancient world. Note that it was in the 13th…
Catadioptric-Telescopes-A-Complete-Guide
Lab Basics
January 20, 2020

Catadioptric Telescopes: A Complete Guide

While both reflecting and refracting models continued improving over the years, advancements in lens technology outside the field of telescopy led to the development of the catadioptric telescope - a combination of refracting (lenses) and reflecting (mirrors) optics. To provide an example, in 1820, physicist Augustin-Jean Fresnel developed the prominent…
Binoculars
Lab Basics
January 20, 2020

Binoculars: A Complete Guide

Binoculars are versatile tools that provide enlarged images of distant objects. Note that binoculars are made of two telescopes mounted on a single frame, which allows the use of both eyes. The design of binoculars has evolved significantly over the centuries. Although the phenomenon of magnification was highly valued in…
The-Life-Cycle-of-a-Grant
Grants and Funding
January 20, 2020

The Life Cycle of a Grant

The grant life cycle is an overview of an extensive and complicated process of research funding mechanism that involves everything in its entirety from proposal solicitation, application, and submission to administration. A grant life cycle is significant to comprehend otherwise complex research policies and procedures required to identify funding opportunities,…
Resubmitting-Application-for-a-Rejected-Grant
Grants and Funding
January 20, 2020

Resubmitting Application for a Rejected Grant

Writing a grant application is not an easy feat, but successfully qualifying for one is an even tall order. Professor Nicholas Graves from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) estimated grant success by surveying samples from several applicants. He calculated that writing grant applications took 38 person-days of work each, and given the…
Why-do-We-Need-Data-Science
Science
January 20, 2020

Why do We Need Data Science

Data science is an emerging field of science that has multiple aspects – for one, it studies and examines a huge amount of data; for another, its branches extend in almost every field. The data we work on is not simple; it is complex data that is structured in many…
Understanding-the-Terminology-of-Data-Science
Science
January 20, 2020

Understanding the Terminology of Data Science

Data Science, to put it simply, is the catalyst of all the transformations that are driven by data. It is the theory as well as the practice behind the data revolution that we are seeing across every field today. From NASA satellite data to big data guide for the global climate…
Datification-–-Heart-of-Data-Science
Science
January 20, 2020

Datification – Heart of Data Science

With an increase in technological integration in our lives, we now rely on data to enhance the performance and efficiency of things around us. Datification is the process of converting our daily life behavior, choices, characteristics, and aspects into data. Datification is the heart of data science since the whole…
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