Popular Photography, our sister site, has a stunning guide to the 25 best places to photograph on this crowded, magnificent rock on which we live. The ancient world (Petra, Chichén Itzá), far-flung destinations like remote and mountainous Bhutan, amazing natural wonders (animals!), and more--even if you don't take the guide literally and actually spend the next few years of your life scrambling to get to these places, you can take a pretty great virtual tour right here.
Scanner microscopes are used for inspecting entire areas in great detail--looking for counterfeit money, say, or scanning a patient's skin for possibly dangerous growths. But these microscopes typically scan by moving back and forth. This new microscope is totally redesigned, and scans an entire area at once.