Sunday, October 11, 2009

Desktop Electron Microscope

From SlashDot:

Wired previewed the desktop-sized Hitachi TM-1000 Electron Microscope a while back. Light microscopes can magnify up to 400X (1,000X at lower quality) — just enough to see bacteria as shapes — but this one offers 20X to 10,000X, giving some amazing pictures. Unlike traditional electron microscopes, this one plugs into a domestic power socket and specimens don't need any special preparation; it's point-and-shoot, much like your typical digital camera.

Cool!  But what I would really like is a desktop NMR!

Slashdot Science Story | An Electron Microscope For Your Home?

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