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I purchased a £5 Natural History Museum microscope for No.1 for her birthday. I was so impressed that I got another for myself. Then I discovered that you can take pictures from it using an iPhone.

Here we see a collection of tiny specs on my desk magnified x40. One I think is tobacco, another a fibre. And yes, the third must surely be a bogey.

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My folks gave me my birthday present a day early. A microscope! Here we see an iPhone 4 retina display. First at 100x, then 300x and finally 600x. Very, very cool.