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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.