Typical scanner microscopes do their work by sweeping the entire area to be scanned, recording images the whole time, and then compiling them into one concise depiction. But this new microscope, created by the legendary and restless designers at Fraunhofer (also known for growing human skin and stinky bike helmets), is different. It's packed with "a multitude" of tiny sensors, according to the Fraunhofer press release, which each capture an image of a tiny section of the entire area. That capturing is done simultaneously, so there's no need for sweeping back and forth--just click and done. Then some software stitches all those chunks, each only 300 x 300 micrometers big, into one image.