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microscope : an optical instrument consisting of a lens or combination of lenses for making enlarged images of minute objects OR a non-optical instrument (as one using radiations other than light) for making enlarged images of minute objects (microscope, 2015) [1]blank.gifWebster | OneLook | Visuwords


Microscope creates near-real-time videos of nanoscale processes

New microscope creates near-real-time videos of nanoscale processes (Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office)
This Microscope Creates Near-Real-Time Nanoscale Video of Chemical Reactions (Jamie Condliffe, Gizmodo)

Cryo scanning electron microscope (Cryo-SEM)

A 3 minute introduction to CryoEM

Amazing Images of Proteins May Help Scientists Design Drugs (Laura Geggel, Live Science)
Electron microscopes close to imaging individual atoms (Robert F. Service, AAAS Science News)

Microscope Work Earns Chemistry Nobel Prize

Stefan Hell (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014): STED - Insights into the nanoworld

Nobelist's New Microscope Captures Life in Action (Douglas McCormick)
Weeks after winning a Nobel Prize for his microscope, Eric Betzig just revolutionized microscopy again (Rachel Feltman, Washington Post)

New light microscope creates 3D movies inside living cells (Simon Hadlington, Chemistry World)
New Microscope Collects Dynamic Images of the Molecules that Animate Life (Howard Hughes Medical Institute‎)

Scanning transmission electron microscopy explained

Microscopy Society of America
Microscopy (Wikipedia)


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Microscope: The Tube That Changed the World

How to use a microscope

Microscope parts

How to Use a Microscope

Microscopes & Accessories (Home Science Tools)

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The history of the microscope

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History of the Microscope, Timeline (about.com)

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Science microscope - Google News
  • BOCES sparks science interest with electron microscope - Olean Times Herald May 19, 2017
    Olean Times HeraldBOCES sparks science interest with electron microscopeOlean Times HeraldELLICOTTVILLE — Educators at the Ellicottville BOCES Center are building interest in science throughout classes across the county using a scanning electron microscope. After receiving the equipment last summer, BOCES career and technical education ...and more »
  • Cutting down on cancer surgeries: New microscopy technique could ... - Science Daily May 18, 2017
    Science DailyCutting down on cancer surgeries: New microscopy technique could ...Science DailyEngineers have combined light and sound in a microscopy technique that could allow surgeons to determine -- in the operating room -- whether a tumor has ...and more »
  • Open Sesame: Science centre unveiled in Jordan - BBC News May 15, 2017
    BBC NewsOpen Sesame: Science centre unveiled in JordanBBC NewsIts name is Sesame - Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East. The facility hosts a synchrotron, a particle accelerator that acts as a powerful microscope. Researchers including Iranians, Israelis and Palestinians ...and more »
  • Hydrogen bonds directly detected for the first time - Science Daily May 13, 2017
    Hydrogen bonds directly detected for the first timeScience Daily... have succeeded in studying the strength of hydrogen bonds in a single molecule using an atomic force microscope. Researchers from the University of Basel's Swiss Nanoscience Institute network have reported the results in the journal Science Advances.and more »
  • NASA's Next Big Observatory to Go under the Microscope - Scientific American May 1, 2017
    Scientific AmericanNASA's Next Big Observatory to Go under the MicroscopeScientific American"Developing large space missions is difficult," Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, said in a statement from the agency. "This is the right time for us to pause for an independent look at our plans to make ...and more »


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  1. ^ microscope. (2015). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary (11th ed.). Retrieved June 21, 2015, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microscope