Now, optical lens to transform smartphone camera into microscope

A team of scientists has created an optical lens that can be placed on an inexpensive smartphone to magnify images by a magnitude of 120, all for just 3 cents a lens.

Unique lens turns smartphone into microscope
Unique lens turns smartphone into microscope

Researchers from the University of Houston have created an optical lens that can be placed on smartphone to magnify images and provide schools and clinics a low-cost alternative to the conventional equipment.

Secrets of shape-shifting bacteria decoded

Scientists have found how bacteria lose the cell walls that define their shapes, become less visible to the immune system, then revert to original form and regain full infectious potential.

Japanese company develops world's most powerful microscope

Japanese multinational conglomerate Hitachi has developed a microscope with the world's highest resolution based on the transmission of electrons and capable of making observations at the atomic level, company officials told Efe news agency Friday.

New high-tech microscope for cheap disease testing
New high-tech microscope for cheap disease testing

A researcher in the UK has developed a high-tech microscope that can make expensive tests for measuring everything from sperm motility to cancer diagnosis hundreds of thousands of pounds cheaper.

USD 40 needle turned into high-quality 3D microscope

Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have turned a small, USD 40 needle into a 3-D microscope capable of taking images up to 70 times smaller than the width of a human hair.

Plastics that not only heal but regenerate

Here is some good news as researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a plastic that can regenerate itself by regrowing.

Indian-origin scientist develops paper microscope

An Indian-American scientist Manu Prakash from Stanford University has developed an incredibly low-cost microscope made almost entirely out of paper.

New microscope uses neutrons to create hi-res images

MIT and NASA researchers have devised a new microscope that uses neutrons - subatomic particles with no electrical charge - instead of beams of light or electrons to create high-resolution images.

X-ray microscope that enables nanovision developed

The technology could be used to look at different elements inside a material, or to image viruses, cells and tissue in great detail.

Scientists develop world`s most powerful microscope

Scientists have made world`s most powerful optical microscope that allow them to watch live viruses.

UK`s most powerful microscope unveiled at Cambridge

The most powerful atom resolving microscope in the UK has been unveiled at the University of Cambridge.

Microscope for objects 20,000 times thinner than hair on anvil

A physicist is all set to design an ultra powerful microscope that can look at molecules and objects 20,000 times thinner than a human hair.