Here are two bits of interesting information.
Scientific American reports on a new image-analysis technique using the interference patterns from laser light, which helps
extract clear images from the parts of a sample illuminated by light above and below the focal plane.
Science Blog informs of a technological breakthrough by researchers at University of Rochester, which
allows them to encode an entire image’s worth of data into a photon, slow the image down for storage, and then retrieve the image intact.
While we are on the topic of microscopes, you might want to take a look at this post of inkycircus about selling science to kids using microscopes which bemoans
They sure don’t make ‘em (or advertise ‘em) like they used to.