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  • Turns Out You Can Turn Old Blu-Ray Players into Microscopes

    Turns Out You Can Turn Old Blu-Ray Players into Microscopes

    Optical microscopes typically max out at anywhere between 500x to 1,500x magnification, at which point you need to switch to a scanning microscope to zoom any closer. They come with some functional compromises, and they’re not cheap, often costing tens of thousands of dollars, unless you’re clever enough to repurpose the optics in an old…