Last week the Chemistry Nobel Prize went to three amazing biologists who have been steadily and remarkably improving the world of imaging. Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell, and W.E. Moerner made Abbe's diffraction limit a mere hurdle to leap over, not a finish line. We'll feature some work from Eric Betzig's lab later in the week, but until then check out the links below:
Great popular science descriptions of Betzig, Hell, and Moerner's accomplisments:
Beaming with Pride - From Slate, by Boer Deng
How the optical microscope became a nanoscope - Popular Science Background from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
We've featured work from Eric Betzig before: here and here.
We've also featured stunning images using STORM: here.