Friday Whatsit for July 2, 2010
Occasionally one of our machines acts up and we have to do a round of testing to figure out what the problem is and how to fix it. Usually we have about 10 minutes to do this before the person who was using the machine gets tired of waiting and decides to come back another day. So when testing microscopes, we tend to grab whatever is at hand.
This came from a test run on our Leica laser scanning confocal microscope. It’s something that sits right beside the microscope at all times and gets used every day.
What is it? Guesses in the comments section, answer on Monday (yes, even with the holiday, gotta love scheduled publication!).