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The Case of the Lindbergh Kidnapping: How a Microscope Changed the Course of a National Investigation

The Lindbergh kidnapping is an important moment in history for crime-solving. Discover how the use of microscopes enhanced forensics during this case.

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How Forensic Teams Are Solving Crimes with the Help of Microscopic Algae

Microscopic algae are important pieces of evidence for investigations. Find out why forensic scientists look at diatoms and what these algae reveal about a crime.

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Forensic Ballistics: Changing the Way Gun Crimes Are Solved

Technological advancements in forensic ballistics are transforming criminal investigations. Learn about these different ways ballistics is improving.

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An Introduction to the Comparison Forensic Microscope

The comparison microscope has become a crucial tool in the field of forensic science. These microscopes are the ideal tool to use when comparing samples or specimens side-by-side, simultaneously. Once considered only a trend in forensic fields such as ballistics, the comparison microscope has become a foundational element in forensic examinations worldwide. Continue reading

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How to Select the Right Digital Camera for Your Microscope

Sharing what you see under a microscope used to mean having someone else physically look into the instrument you were using. Today, digital cameras for microscopes make it easier than ever to share images with your students, colleagues, other professionals in your field, or anyone around the world. Continue reading

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Optical vs. Digital Microscopes: Which Is Better for Your Application?

Both digital and optical, or traditional, microscopes have made significant advancements in the past 50 years. At UNITRON, we recognize that there is a need for both types of microscopes...

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Back to Basics: Illuminated Magnifiers

Today’s illuminated magnifiers offer an extensive array of features and functionalities to suit individual preferences, ergonomic concerns, and an ever-expanding range of working conditions and applications.  While users appreciate the...

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How Are Microscopes Used in Forensic Science?

Sometimes referred to as "criminalistics," forensic science is the application of science in criminal and civil investigations. Of course, forensic science demands precision, and the microscope is an essential piece of equipment for researchers in all of its different fields. Here are some specific ways that forensic science microscopes help medical experts, law enforcement agencies, and researchers conduct their vital work: Continue reading

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What Is Metallography, and Why is it Important?

You may not have heard of metallography, but if you’ve used a phone, been on a plane, or rode in a car, you have benefitted from its existence. Metallography is defined as “the study of the atomic and chemical structure of all types of metallic alloys using microscopy.” It traces its roots back to 19th-century British scientist Henry Clifton Sorby, but advances in technology have helped it maintain relevance and led to new discoveries about the properties of metals.  

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Benefits of Stereo Microscopes With Digital Cameras

It can be difficult to keep one eye closed while looking through a microscope eyepiece with the other eye. A stereo microscope eliminates the need to close one of your...

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