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    Unfortunately I've already sent off my UCAS, how can I change it? :laugh:



    Haha this is amazing! :kissing2::hugs:
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    lol thank you fleming OMG i love it!!!!!
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    Unfortunately I've already sent off my UCAS, how can I change it? :laugh:



    Haha this is amazing! :kissing2::hugs:
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    lol thank you fleming OMG i love it!!!!!
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    Is this cool enough for the Cool Society? I took this picture of a thin section I was looking at under the microscope today! It's basically a very, very thin slice of rock - every one of those distinct coloured blobs is a mineral crystal. The reason why they look so amazing is because the sample is in between two crossed polar filters which results in some interesting optical phenomena (which can help you diagnose the mineral) and there's also an additional filter that shifts the hue from greyscale to coloured. The colours pulsate when you rotate the stage! It's so cool...
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    :rofl: lol we're not getting married :lol:
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    (Original post by Plagioclase)
    Is this cool enough for the Cool Society? I took this picture of a thin section I was looking at under the microscope today! It's basically a very, very thin slice of rock - every one of those distinct coloured blobs is a mineral crystal. The reason why they look so amazing is because the sample is in between two crossed polar filters which results in some interesting optical phenomena (which can help you diagnose the mineral) and there's also an additional filter that shifts the hue from greyscale to coloured. The colours pulsate when you rotate the stage! It's so cool...
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    How the hell did you take a picture through a microscope??? It looks awesome

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    Erm, how did this end up in FG? Moved to Chat.
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    (Original post by Plagioclase)
    Is this cool enough for the Cool Society? I took this picture of a thin section I was looking at under the microscope today! It's basically a very, very thin slice of rock - every one of those distinct coloured blobs is a mineral crystal. The reason why they look so amazing is because the sample is in between two crossed polar filters which results in some interesting optical phenomena (which can help you diagnose the mineral) and there's also an additional filter that shifts the hue from greyscale to coloured. The colours pulsate when you rotate the stage! It's so cool...
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    omg definetly that is sooooo cool!!!!!!! i remember doing something similar on work experience, can i add one just to geg? :puppyeyes:
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    (Original post by Andy98)
    How the hell did you take a picture through a microscope??? It looks awesome

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    With my phone! I didn't think it would work either but if you hold it steady and at the right distance from the lens, you can also take some pretty decent photos! Here's a photo without the coloured filter for comparison. Still looks pretty awesome and this view is actually more useful because it helps you identify what the minerals are. You should be able to make out a couple of crystals that have long stripes across them (there's one on the left and one on the right) - that's plagioclase!

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    (Original post by CoolCavy)
    omg definetly that is sooooo cool!!!!!!! i remember doing something similar on work experience, can i add one just to geg? :puppyeyes:
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    Oh wow, awesome! Was that under a digital microscope? Those are some very rounded grains (in the second one)! What were you doing on work experience?
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    Erm, how did this end up in FG? Moved to Chat.
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    (Original post by Plagioclase)
    Oh wow, awesome! Was that under a digital microscope? Those are some very rounded grains (in the second one)! What were you doing on work experience?
    lol thanks i'm gonna be totally honest, i don't know :lol:
    environmental science at a uni
    i don't know much about rocks tho,animals are more my thing you are the true rock/mineral king :adore::crown:
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    (Original post by CoolCavy)
    lol thanks i'm gonna be totally honest, i don't know :lol:
    environmental science at a uni
    i don't know much about rocks tho,animals are more my thing you are the true rock/mineral king :adore::crown:
    Sounds amazing, I'd have loved to have done some environmental science work experience! When I did my work experience, I was stuck in a freezer for a week... (it was a lot of fun though).
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    (Original post by Plagioclase)
    Sounds amazing, I'd have loved to have done some environmental science work experience! When I did my work experience, I was stuck in a freezer for a week... (it was a lot of fun though).
    a freezer?! lol why? what were you doing in there?
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    (Original post by Plagioclase)
    With my phone! I didn't think it would work either but if you hold it steady and at the right distance from the lens, you can also take some pretty decent photos! Here's a photo without the coloured filter for comparison. Still looks pretty awesome and this view is actually more useful because it helps you identify what the minerals are. You should be able to make out a couple of crystals that have long stripes across them (there's one on the left and one on the right) - that's plagioclase!

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    Fair enough. I can never see through a microscope

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    (Original post by CoolCavy)
    a freezer?! lol why? what were you doing in there?
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    I was helping a 4th year student who was basically making mini-glaciers to simulate how they respond when you apply pressure at different rates. So we spent a few hours sieving snow to a very specific size in a massive big indoor freezer at minus 30, then we'd rush the ice samples over to a nearby room and into a container full of liquid nitrogen which was inside a giant crushing machine, which then proceeded to crush the sample and measure its response over a few hours!
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    It takes practice, you need to make sure that the eye pieces are the right distance apart and that your eyelashes aren't in the way.
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    It takes practice, you need to make sure that the eye pieces are the right distance apart and that your eyelashes aren't in the way.
    Glasses get in the way

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    Glasses get in the way

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    Oh yes
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    (Original post by Plagioclase)
    Oh yes
    Ahhhh well, never use them anyway

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    (Original post by Andy98)
    Ahhhh well, never use them anyway

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    heeeeeeeeyyyyyyyy :crazy:
    i think i can help, as a birdwatcher who wears glasses and uses binoculars you can get some binoculars with cup that fold up an can be used with glasses, there are probably microscopes like that too
 
 
 
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