A binocular microscope is any microscope that possesses two eyepieces for viewing a subject that needs to be studied at a high degree of magnification. Binocular microscopes are commonly used in educational and laborator... More »

Ignazio Porro invented the first binoculars around 1854. Since then, they have been an essential tool for outdoor use, creating a more exciting experience for the viewer. More »

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J.P. Lemiere invented the first "binocular telescope" in 1825. A binocular is an instrument that provides a magnified view of far-away objects and consists of two similar telescopes, one for each eye, mounted in a single... More »

Biological magnification is characterized by the concentration of toxic substances increasing within each of the food chain's successive links. The organisms on the lower levels of the food chain accumulate smaller amoun... More »

A transmission electron microscope can reach magnifications of up to 500,000 times that of a human eye and a thousand times the magnification of a compound microscope. The transmission electron microscope does not use a ... More »

The diameter of the field of view of a typical compound microscope that uses a low power objective at 10x magnification is approximately 2 millimeters, or 2,000 micrometers. One millimeter is roughly equivalent to 1/25th... More »

To determine the total magnification of an image viewed through a microscope, multiply the power of the eyepiece or ocular lens by the power of the objective lens. If the magnification power of the ocular lens is 10x and... More »