The parts of a binocular microscope are the eye piece (ocular), mechanical stage, nose piece, objective lenses, condenser, lamp, microscope tube and prisms. Each part plays an important role in the microscope's function. More »

Microscopes change lives by allowing scientists to gain a better understanding of the physical world as well as the human body and the nature of various illnesses, allowing for improved technologies and innovations in th... More »

According to About.com, the TEM microscope was co-invented in 1931 by Germans Ernst Ruska and Max Knoll. In 1986, Ruska received half of the Nobel Prize for Physics for his part in the invention. More »

In light microscopy, lower magnification objective lenses are further from the specimen and survey a larger area, meaning more light enters the microscope, explains How Stuff Works. More magnification means the lens is c... More »

To use a microscope, one moves the revolving turret so that it is at its lowest magnification setting and puts the sample into the stage clips. The focus knobs and the revolving turret are used to focus and magnify the i... More »

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Ear wax removal via suction is performed by an ear, nose and throat specialist, or an otolaryngologist, using a microscope and a small metal tube connected to a suction device. Suction is recommended only in clinical set... More »

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A periscope is an optical tool that uses two mirrors or prisms to redirect light through a tube. This allows the viewer to look over or around obstacles. More »

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