Microscope: The Tube That Changed the World

Humans have long known that glass bends light. However, it took us awhile to figure out that stacking lenses in a tube would open up a whole new world to science, finally allowing us a peek at the microscopic.

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Sources:
http://www.nobelprize.org/educational/physics/microscopes/timeline/
http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/museum/janssen.html
http://www.visioneng.com/resources/history-of-the-microscope
http://campus.udayton.edu/~hume/Microscope/microscope.htm
http://www.howeverythingworks.org/supplements/telescopes_and_microscopes.pdf

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