This Radical New DNA Microscope Reimagines the Cellular World

The new technique, dubbed DNA microscopy, uses only a pipette and some liquid reagents. The results are absolutely breathtaking. Cells shine like stars in a nebula, each pseudo-colored according to their genomic profiles.

Electron images achieve record-breaking resolution

A sophisticated electron detector has for the first time enabled scientists to reveal sub-angstrom detail in a 2D material.

These Are the First Color Images Ever Produced By an Electron Microscope

Electron microscopes are renowned for their ability to peer down into the hidden world of the very small. A new technique that took 15 years to develop finally overcomes this optical limitation, producing the first ever multicolor electron microscope images.

Renowned physicist invents microscope that can peer at living brain cells

( -- Ever since scientists began studying the brain, they’ve wanted to get a better look at what was going on. Researchers have poked and prodded and looked at dead cells under electron microscopes, but never before have they been able to get high resolution microscopic views of actual living brain cells as they function inside of a living animal. Now, thanks to work by physicist Stefan Hell and his colleagues at the Max Planck Institute in Germany, that dream is realized. In a paper published in Science, Hell and his team describe the workings of their marvelous discovery.

Extreme-ultraviolet microscope to create next generation of microchips

An extreme-ultraviolet (EUV) microscope for creating the next generation of chips has been created by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s

New microscope reveals nanoscale details

Physicists at the University of California, San Diego have developed an X-ray microscope that can penetrate deep within materials and see minute details at

Optical microscope without lenses produces high-resolution 3-d images on a chip

Researchers have redesigned the concept of a microscope, by removing the lens, to create a system small enough to fit in the palm of a hand, but powerful enough to create 3-D tomographic, or sectional, images of miniscule samples. The advance represents the first demonstration of lens-free optical tomographic imaging on a chip, a technique capable of producing high resolution 3-D images of large volumes of microscopic objects.

Intelligent microscopy: software runs experiments on its own

Scientists in Germany have created new software that rapidly learns what researchers are looking for and automatically performs complex microscopy experiments.

NASA develops light microscope for international space station

NASA has begun testing a new multi-capability microscope on the International Space Station. It will help scientists study the effects of the space environment on physics and biology aboard the orbiting laboratory. The microscope is isolated from vibrations on the station, allowing it to obtain clear, high-resolution images. Using high-resolution magnification, scientists can examine microorganisms and individual cells of plants and animals, including humans.

Single lens allows microscopes to capture 3d images

Engineers at Ohio State University have invented a single lens that enables microscopic objects to be seen from nine different angles at once to create a 3D

New microscope produces 3-d movies of live cells

Scientists at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Janelia Farm Research Campus have created a microscope that lets researchers see the dynamic inner lives

Moving microscopic vision into another new dimension

Scientists who pioneered a revolutionary 3-D microscope technique are now describing an extension of that technology into a new dimension that promises sweeping applications in medicine, biological research, and development of new electronic devices.