The Olympus BioScapes Competition never fails to amaze. This year's winners, unveiled this week, are a gorgeous and alien look at the microscopic world of vampire moths and butter daisies and many things in between
Water and smartphones aren’t normally a marriage made in heaven; apart from the new Asian waterproofphone invasion we’re waiting for of course. But a single water droplet can turn your crummy phone camera into an instant microscope for absolutely free.
Every year, Nikon's Small World in Motion Competition rounds up the best microscopic videos from scientists across the world. The results are strange but beautiful, and the winner will make you think about your breakfast in a completely different light.
UC-Davis researchers developed a lens that'll turn your iPhone or any camera-enabled smartphone into a 350X microscope. The mod is a simple 1-mm ball lens mounted in rubber that's taped to your phone's camera. It costs no more than £25.