This mini telescope captures budding disease in 3-D
By Nicole Dyer
Posted 03.30.2007 at 2:00 am 1 Comment
Think sports look amazing in high definition? Forget about Derek Jeter's hair follicles-wait until you see the inside of your esophagus, courtesy of the world's first high-def miniature 3-D endoscope. It captures images of tumors and other diseases in unprecedented detail and perspective, an innovation that may help physicians spot trouble they would otherwise have missed.
Since glass is a solid, how can we see through it? Why can't we see through wood?
We can see through glass because light passes through it. Our eyes only see objects chairs, the phone, your computer, or even tinted glass by processing light waves reflected off the object or absorbed by it.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.