2014 Chemistry Nobel Given To Scientists For Work On Optical Microscope
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Three scientists will share the prize for developing microscopes that can study living cells in fine detail. Working independently, they took on a problem that many had assumed couldn't be solved.
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"the NPR "All Things Considered" story about the chemistry Nobel is riveting and delightful because of the renegade quality of the research--including the team that built its machine in a La Jolla living room using parts bought on eBay on a shoestring budget, as (highly schooled) hobbyists--"for the fun, it was worth it"
Why do they call them optical microscopes instead of biological microscopes?
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That refers to "light microscopes" and "electron microscopes" which gives us two new names to work with.
I have not yet found a reference for "biological microscope" except for the sale/purchase of them.