Microscope Timeline

  • The first Microscope

    The first Microscope
    Zacharias Jansen was the creator of the first microscope. all it was, was a tube with a lens. He was about five when he claimed the invention
  • The second microscope

    The second microscope
    The second microscope ever made was created by Robert Hooke. His microscope included an oil lamp, the oil lamp would burn a flame and a magnifying glass would. There was also a microscope looking at the thing lit up
  • The third microscope

    The third microscope
    It was Antony Van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723), a Dutch draper and scientist, and one of the pioneers of microscopy who in the late 17th century became the first man to make and use a real microscope. He made his own simple microscopes, which had a single lens and were hand-held.
  • Better Lenses

    Not much change in the basic microscope design occurred, but better lenses were crafted to solve problems like color distortion and poor image resolution.
  • Ernst Abbe

    Ernst Abbe discovered that oil-immersion lenses prevented light distortion at highest magnification power. These are still used today on 1000x-objective microscopes
  • The modern compound microscope

    The modern compound microscope
    A German schientist Ernst Abbe and Carl Zeiss made a compound microscope with complex lenses that greatly improve the image
  • transmission electron micorscope

    transmission electron micorscope
    German physicist Ernst Ruska created the first electron microscope,
  • scanning electronic mmicroscope

    scanning electronic mmicroscope
    This machine send electrons over the surface of a specimen
  • scanning tunneling microscope (STM)

    scanning tunneling microscope (STM)
    An STM measures electrons that leak or "tunnel" from the surface of the specimen
  • Virtual Microscope

    Virtual Microscope
    The Virtual Microscope (VM) is a computer system consisting of both software and hardware for scanning microscopic images of cells, tissues and body fluids and converting them into a digital image. The technology allows the images to be transferred to a CD and to the Internet, and is particularly beneficial for quality assurance, training and educational purposes.
  • Global Microscope

    Global Microscope
    The enabling environment for financial inclusion assesses the regulatory environment for financial inclusion across 12 indicators and 55 countries. For the second year, the Microscope takes a broad look at financial inclusion, evaluating the regulatory ecosystems supporting expanded access to financial services.
  • Digital Compound Microscope

    Digital Compound Microscope
    Swift is proud to introduce our first digital tablet microscope series. The BTW Series represents the latest in educational technology. Like the Moticam X, this WiFi digital tablet transmits live images to iOS or Android devices. Android-based tablet includes preloaded Motic apps.The BTW Series features high-speed, full resolution imaging technology built into one of our most popular microscopes. Use it as a conventional microscope or share live images with your class using WiFi tablets, wirel