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Otterbox iPhone lens case

October 3, 2011 // 0 Comments

We are always looking for accessories which will enable us to extend what we can do with the iPhone 4. Lens attachments for the phone’s 5-megapixel camera are such an [...]

PED3 Mount

May 20, 2011 // 0 Comments

When  we mentioned that we were looking for an appropriate tripod mount for the iPhone, a few readers pointed us to a couple of possibilities. Of all the suggestions, the [...]

iPhone Microscope Outside

May 16, 2011 // 0 Comments

Last week we posted a write-up of the Brando iPhone4 microscope lens. It generated a bit of email asking if the setup is at all practical out “in the field.” [...]

iPhone Microscope

May 10, 2011 // 0 Comments

We came across a DIY article on the Crabfu Artworks website last September on how to turn the iPhone into a portable digital microscope. We thought the idea was ingenious. [...]

Backyard Biotech: Digital Microscopes

June 28, 2010 // 0 Comments

Back  in the beginning of the year, we started a new topic called Backyard Biotech for the RainyDayScience section of the magazine. The interns did some research and [...]

Seeds and Seed Starters

March 25, 2010 // 0 Comments

Starting plants from seeds is a satisfying part of setting up a garden. There are many ways to do it. The basic requirements are some soil, a container, a warm bright spot, [...]

Grow Your Own Drugs and Medicines

March 24, 2010 // 0 Comments

We are thrilled with the signing of the landmark healthcare reform bill yesterday. The fight was brutal and those opposed to the new law are still actively seeking to hinder [...]