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The Microscope: Our Window on the World

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Gives a general introduction to microscopes, a device invented 400 years ago. Begins with a simple magnifying glass and moves to the optical, confocal, electron, scanning electron, and the scanning tunneling microscopes. Shows that each one "sees" with increasing detail. The microscope opens invisible worlds and aids scientists in improving ours.

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Runtime: 13 minutes 3 seconds

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