Monthly Archives: December 2015

Hot Tea Freezing

You know how much we love experimenting. You also know how much we love art, cold and Canada. Well, we found this amazing picture of talented photographer Michael Davies. It was taken around 12 miles from the arctic circle in northern Ontario. With temperature around -35ºC (-31ºF) he captured the instant freezing of some hot tea leftovers in an spectacular way. We found this at IFLScience, which is a very neat blog about science. Check it out. Enjoy the New Year! Z.

MINI: Doing work that matters

BioD + Z-SC1 MINI: DOING WORK THAT MATTERS NOVEL BIOLOGIC PRODUCTS DERIVED FROM THE PLACENTAL TISSUES This is the sort of  things that motivate us to continue with our innovation strategy. BioD is a company that is focused on making life better on earth. To properly achieve their mission, they need performing  equipment that they can rely on, right on the spot. We are proud to announce that BioD will supply with DF8503 TableTop / UnderCounter freezer, also known as MINI  to their clients for the storage of  the products they produce. Check out BioD’s work on development and commercialization of novel biologic products derived from the placental tissues. We would like to thank BSI for making this happen.

SMALL WORLD: Photography Through The Microscope.

Not many companies are successful when trying to blend the scientific and artistic worlds together. We believe arts in general give meaning to anyone's life. We also believe science should be a platform to make meaning. At Z-SC1 that's our reason to keep going. There is one company which we applaud for their continuous efforts to keep these two worlds blending: Nikon. One of our firsts posts in June 2014 presented amazing microscopic images and videos. The images were taking from that year's 'Small World Photomicrography Competition'. This is an international event held by Nikon since the year 1975. Since then, the competition has become a showcase for talented photomicrographers in diverse scientific disciplines. A photomicrograph is a technical document that can be of great significance to science or industry. But a good photomicrograph is also an image whose structure, color, composition, and content is an object of beauty, open to several levels of comprehension and appreciation. We want to share with you our favourite images from this year's contest. Among them, the 1st place which was awarded to Ralph Grimm from Queensland, Australia with his submission: Eye of a honey bee (Apis mellifera) covered in dandelion pollen (120x). We hope you enjoy! Z. Ralph Claus Grimm Jimboomba, Queensland, Australia Subject Matter: Eye of a honey bee (Apis mellifera) covered in dandelion pollen (120x) Ian Gardiner - 10th PlaceCalgary, Alberta, CanadaSubject Matter:Clam shrimp (Cyzicus mexicanus), live specimen (25x) Dr. Richard Kirby - 19th PlaceMarine Biological AssociationPlymouth, United KingdomSubject Matter:Planktonic larva of a horseshoe worm (phoronid) (450x) Rogelio Moreno - 11th PlacePanama, PanamaSubject Matter:Fern sorus at varying levels of maturity (20x) Dr. Reto Fiolka - Honorable MentionDepartment of Cell BiologyDallas, Texas, USASubject Matter:Mitochondria in a live HeLa cancer cell (63x) Dr. Igor Siwanowicz - 3rd PlaceHoward Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)Janelia Farm Research Campus, Leonardo LabAshburn, Virginia, USASubject Matter:Intake of a humped bladderwort (Utricularia gibba), a freshwater carnivorous plant (100x) Daniel H Miller and Ethan Sokol - 4th placeWhitehead Institute for Biomedical ResearchDepartment of BiologyCambridge, Massachusetts, USASubject Matter:Lab-grown human mammary gland organoid (100x) Henri Koskinen - 6th Place

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