June 15, 2020
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The first microscope was invented
Robert Hooke looked at a silver of cork through a microscope and he was able to see cell type images
Anton van Leeuwenhoek built a simple microscope with one lens and he examined blood, yeast and insects. this was the first time someone had described bacteria.
Technical improvements were made to the average microscope
Joseph Jackson Lister discovered that if you use weak lenses and spread them apart and make them at different distances makes a good magnification.
Richard Zsigmondy developed the ultramicroscope which is able to see objects below the wavelength of light
The electron microscope was invented. It uses electrons instead of light to see the object
Frits Zernike invented the phase contrast microscope. This allowed the user to see colourless and transparent objects
The scunning tunneling microscope was invented. This microscope gave 3 dimensional images of objects the chance to be able to go down to an atomic level.
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