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New Instrument Providing UH Researchers With Stunning Images

July 23, 2013, 12:17 PM HST
* Updated July 23, 4:00 PM
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Scientists at the University of Hawaii at Manoa have a new tool that allows for research that is turning out to be one part science and one part art.

The Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology is using a laser-scanning confocal microscope to capture stunning images of coral.

The technology is being showcased in a new Public Broadcasting System digital video series called “Under H2O,” which allows views of live corals and associated microorganisms from a new perspective.

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The microscope was acquired by the UH’s School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology with the help of a donation from Pam Omidyar.

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