Science: X-Ray Microscope

At a conference of the International Council of Scientific Unions in London, Sterling P. Newberry of the General Electric Co. last week told about the invention of an instrument that scientists have coveted for years. It is a new X-ray microscope, developed by Newberry and Selby E. Summers at the G.E. laboratory in Schenectady.

Scientists have never been able to get a magnified X-ray look at internal structures through ordinary optical microscopes, since X rays cannot be focused by optical lenses like ordinary light. The best X rays can do is to cast shadows of the objects that they have passed through.


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