Qompendium is an evolving and ever-changing platform for philosophy, art, culture and science, represented by a series of print publications: magazines, books and monographs. Furthermore, it is enriched by a gallery concept, a work shop and a fast-moving online portal.
The Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition is an international photo competition that honors the world's most extraordinary microscope images of life science subjects. Captured through light microscopes, entrants can use any magnification, any illumination technique and any brand of equipment. Techniques are varied as differential interface contrast, confocal, multiphoton, epifluorescence, brightfield, darkfield and stereomicroscopy. Take one of last year’s winners for instance with an incredible microscopic image of fruit fly ovaries and uterus that look like ripe strawberries hanging from a vine due to background staining, which has coloured them red.