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A quantum hack for microscopes can reveal the undiscovered details of life

By Warwick Bowen, Professor of Quantum and Precision Technologies, The University of Queensland
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You’ve probably seen images of scientists peering down a microscope, looking at objects invisible to the naked eye. Indeed, microscopes are indispensable to our understanding of life.

They are just as indispensable to biotechnology and medicine, for instance in our response to diseases such as COVID-19. However, the best light microscopes have hit a fundamental barrier – the bright laser light used to illuminate tiny objects can also destroy them.

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