WunderkanoneExploring the Microscopic World

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    Fragillaria ap.

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    Green algae

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    Abies nordmanniana

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    Histiobalantium natans

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    Purple Bacteria

We are surrounded by another world that is hidden to the naked eye. The microscope reveals its beauty - welcome to the micro world! Two hundred years ago, the news that a drop of pond water contained an abundance of small creatures was a big sensation. Soon afterwards, some tinkerers travelled around with home-made instruments, revealing this "wonder" to a larger audience. In the vernacular, this instrument was called the “Wunderkanone” – a “Wonder Cannon”.

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