Ah, physics. The cold, hard reality of how things work so often gets in the way of how we would prefer them to work.
But when it comes to the field of microscopy, which has been held back by the physical limitations of optical lenses, a group of engineers at Caltech say they've been able to use a computational approach to bypass these limitations -- and that the final images produced using their new system contain 100 times more information. What's more, the system costs just $200 to implement with a conventional microscope.
In a nutshell, the limitations … Read more