Super Power: Microscopic Vision

Mark McClendon, UTSA

Super Power: Microscopic Vision


How to get it: JEM-ARM200F microscope

Who makes it: JEOL

Superhero with this power: Superman

People have been able to see objects close-up for centuries: The first light microscope was invented in 1590, according to nobelprize.org. Today, technology allows us to see microscopic objects better than Superman. Tokyo-based JEOL designed a microscope that allows people to see things 50 million times their original size, making it one of the world's most powerful, according to University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) professor Miguel Jose Yacaman.