Since the invention of the first microscope in the late 1500s, microscopy has been a steady fascination for scores of people. From its use in medical breakthroughs to its ability to illuminate and magnify, microscopes have served an important purpose throughout history, both in professional and personal use.
While microscopes play an important role still today, the traditional laboratory microscope is being replaced by digital microscopes in another advancement of science. Digital microscopes include a regular microscope with a digital camera, which allows a user to see what he/she is studying instantly. Most digital microscopes are connected to a computer via a USB port.
Advantages of using digital microscopes include:
- Research: The biggest thing any microscope is used for is research. Using a digital microscope allows scientists and other researchers a chance to save images and print them from the equipment, which helps them to be able to closely ex