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New Technique That Scrambles Light May Lead to Sharper Images, Wider Views

April 24, 2009

Jason Fleischer When photographers zoom in on an object to see it better, they lose the wide-angle perspective--they are forced to trade off "big picture" context for detail. But now an imaging method developed by Princeton University researchers could lead to lenses that show all parts of the scene at once in the same high detail. The new method could help build more powerful microscopes and other optical devices. Full Story

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