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microEYE DISCOVERY at the Tiritiri Matangi Island Wildlife Sanctuary

11:11AM | 13 Nov 2014 | Posted By: Jo

One of our microEYE DISCOVERYs was installed at the Visitors' Centre on Tiritiri Matangi Island this year. Tiritiri Matangi Island is a wildlife sanctuary in the beautiful Hauraki Gulf in Auckland, New Zealand. Feedback we have received from Barbara Hughes who is in charge of the education program on the island, has been extremely positive.  Here ...  read more


The Tread Lightly Caravan is "teaching young New Zealanders to make a difference" - Auckland's only mobile environmental classroom

10:10AM | 29 Oct 2014 | Posted By: Jo

The Tread Lightly Caravan is Auckland's only mobile environmental classroom and it is proving a hit with the schools it visits.  It was developed by the Urban EcoLiving Charitable Trust.  It visits primary and intermediate schools in Auckland and since it began in December 2010, more than 15,000 school children have been able to experience its...  read more

Photo courtesy of the Tread Lightly Caravan

Oops .... sorry about that!

4:10PM | 07 Oct 2014 | Posted By: Jo

It seems our efficient system sent a blog post to you twice for a trade show that has now passed.  Please accept our apologies!  read more

microEYE DISCOVERY at Photokina 2014!

11:09AM | 02 Sep 2014 | Posted By: Jo

   Our microEYE DISCOVERY HD videomicroscope will be on display at Photokina in Cologne, Germany (16-21 September 2014).  If you are heading to Photokina, please visit the MegaVison stand in Hall 4.1, Stand A038.  Our European Distributor, Mike Broderick, will be on hand to answer your questions.  read more

DISCOVERY microscopes at use in North Carolina school

11:07AM | 25 Jul 2014 | Posted By: Jo

Charlotte Country Day School in North Carolina are using two DISCOVERY microscopes in their Lower School with great success. Here is a link to their news posting:  read more

HD Capture with DISCOVERY microscope

1:05PM | 27 May 2014

DISCOVERY HD is a microscope designed for use in public spaces.  It has been manufactured to allow simple attachment to an HDTV via an HDMI cable to display its live crystal clear HD images.  No computer required! On the odd occasion it may be useful to capture an image or video to put in a newsletter or on a webpage, Facebook, Twitter, Youtu...  read more

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Doing our bit #2

2:08PM | 29 Aug 2013 | Posted By: Jo

We have had a passion for microscopes for many years and the development of our microEYE INTERACTIVE products came about as we saw a need for robust instruments in public spaces.  Feedback we have received highlights how our microscopes help spark an interest in science and the world around us. Following on from this, we are very pleased to announ...  read more

Wild New Zealand Falcon - Aoraki Mt Cook National Park (photo: Jo Beddek)

Cicada Invasion!!!

4:05PM | 17 May 2013

We have been following with interest the emergence (on the eastern seaboard of the USA) of the magicicada after 17 years underground! ( Staten Island Museum, which holds the second largest cicada collection in the world, has recently purchased a microEYE DISCOVERY videomicroscope to add to their exhibition space. Donna Pagano (M...  read more


Case Study #2 - Birkdale Intermediate School, Auckland, NZ

4:04PM | 04 Apr 2013 | Posted By: Jo

In our second case study, Principal of Birkdale Intermediate School, Richard Coote, tells us how DISCOVERY is enhancing his students' curiosity. "We are an Intermediate (Middle School) Years 7 and 8 with student ages ranging from 10 to 13 years. We have 462 students who can use the microEYE DISCOVERY at interval and lunchtimes and during their clas...  read more

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Case Study #1 - Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre, NSW, Australia

3:04PM | 04 Apr 2013 | Posted By: Jo

This is the first of a series of case studies talking to users of our DISCOVERY videomicroscope. Jenny Robb, CEO of The Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre in New South Wales, Australia was kind enough to provide us some background of how their DISCOVERYs are being used. "We are a not for profit community organisation with a Vision of becoming...  read more

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Miranda BioBlitz 2013

2:04PM | 04 Apr 2013 | Posted By: Jo

We are a bit late making this post but just want to mention the Miranda BioBlitz 2013 which we attended on February 28th.   We set up DISCOVERY at the BioBlitz to allow the viewing of some of the species found. The BioBlitz wouldn't have been possible without the able staff of the Miranda Shorebird Centre and a host of volunteers.  We unders...  read more


Doing our bit

10:10AM | 24 Oct 2012 | Posted By: Jo

A chance reading of a newspaper article introducing us to a great group here in Auckland called Sustainable Coastlines led us taking a ferry ride on our wonderful Hauraki Gulf a couple of weeks ago. For those not familiar with Auckland, we are bounded by two harbours – the Waitemata and the Manukau.  The Hauraki Gulf extends through the Waitemat...  read more


From the designer's pen ...

9:07AM | 11 Jul 2012 | Posted By: Richard Beddek

DISCOVERY HD has become a reality.  I am very proud of my "baby" and I would like to share some thoughts on how this microscope has evolved.  Before I talk about our newest generation of interactive videomicroscopes, I would like to give you some background on how DISCOVERY was born. I am a bit of a perfectionist ... not obsessive ... but close....  read more

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2:04PM | 19 Apr 2012 | Posted By: Jo

It’s taken some hard work, but we are proud to release our updated microEYE INTERACTIVE website to the world.  We could not have done it without the exceptional  skills of our website designers at Swordfox Design and our fantastic photographer Michael Schneider. So a huge thank you guys!  We really appreciate what you have done. To anyone who ...  read more