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FlatScope: The world's tiniest, lightest microscope

Researchers have developed a lens-free fluorescent microscope. Called the FlatScope, the device is the world's tiniest, lightest microscope designed for biological applications.

Powerful microscope shrunk to dime-size

Dallas - A high-technology imaging device has been created, in the form of a an atomic force microscope on a chip. The microscope is powerful and it can be manufactured at a low-cost.

Diaper compound makes cells appear 'really big'

In order to improve the power of optical microscopy, researchers have managed to enlarge key biological features inside cells.

Seeing into cells with super-res microscopy

Philadelphia - New super-resolution microscopy allows scientists to see the make-up of cells in more detail than ever before. This allows the observation of many biological structures not resolvable in conventional fluorescence microscopy.

World's first microscope auctioned off for 312,000 pounds

One of three silver microscopes built by Dutch scientist Antoni van Leeuwenhoek - which heralded in the age of micro-biology - was sold by Christie's for 312,000 pounds. This was the highest price ever paid for any antique Dutch scientific instrument.

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