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ZEISS optics have landed on the ISS

A team at Frankfurt’s Goethe University developed experiments to be performed in space

Alexander Gerst aboard the ISS with the three experiments in the space competition.

A team at Frankfurt’s Goethe University aims to perform experiments in space to gain insights into how our solar system was formed. Experimental Chondrule Formation aboard the ISS (EXCISS) is the name of the project which began its space mission on 17 November in a Cygnus transporter aboard the Antares rocket. It left the space station on Wallops Island, Virginia (USA) and has now arrived at the International Space Station.


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A new platform for fast and gentle 3D superresolution microscopy

ZEISS Elyra 7 with Lattice SIM expands the possibilities of structured illumination microscopy (SIM)

ZEISS Elyra 7 with Lattice SIM is the new flexible platform for fast and gentle 3D superresolution.
ZEISS Elyra 7 with Lattice SIM is a new flexible platform for fast and gentle 3D superresolution. Lattice SIM expands the possibilities of structured illumination microscopy (SIM): illuminating the sample with a lattice pattern rather than grid lines gives higher contrast and allows a more robust image reconstruction.


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High performance geological investigation

ZEISS Mineralogic v1.6 offers a bumper range of new capabilities

ZEISS Mineralogic Mining for automated mineral analysis

The 7th instalment of ZEISS Mineralogic since the software was brought to the market in July 2014 represents a significant advancement in both features and productivity.

The software is already well known for providing quantitative mineralogy with the ability to calibrate EDX data to reference standards whilst simultaneously quantifying mineral textures. ZEISS has expanded this capability to provide a significant throughput improvement without compromising data quality whilst also increasing the quantitative textural classification ability of the system.


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New fast 5 megapixel microscope camera for routine fluorescence applications

Acquiring up to 36 frames per second at full 5 MP resolution

ZEISS Axiocam 305 mono

ZEISS Axiocam 305 mono is the new 5 megapixel camera from ZEISS for high resolution imaging at fast speeds. State-of-the-art CMOS Global Shutter technology lets you follow and capture samples accurately. This fast camera acquires up to 36 frames per second at full 5 MP resolution.


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Organizing and managing digital classrooms efficiently

New software module ZEISS Labscope Teacher

ZEISS Labscope Teacher

The powerful new software module ZEISS Labscope Teacher expands the existing ZEISS Labscope installation. It puts the lecturer in charge of all connected microscopes in the network of the digital classroom while they move freely around the classroom. It lets the teacher define working groups, send group-specific tasks, and share digital information such as documents or presentations, thereby fostering teamwork. The master device makes it easy to keep everybody on track. The lecturer only needs to define the classroom layout once. Simple reloading to start the lesson saves valuable teaching time.


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ZEISS laser manipulation system based on Nobel Prize-winning “optical tweezer” technology

Using light to capture and manipulate tiny objects

PALM CombiSystem

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Arthur Ashkin of the United States for his work on transforming laser light into miniature tools. Based on this technology, ZEISS has developed PALM MicroTweezers – an optical tweezers system that allows precise, contact-free cell manipulation as well as the trapping, moving, and sorting of microscopic particles such as beads or even subcellular particles.


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Discovery in telomere biology advances understanding of cancer, ageing and heart disease

ZEISS Airyscan technology helps to reveal telomere structure

A team of Sydney scientists – including Katharina Gaus from University of New South Wales (UNSW) – have made a groundbreaking discovery in telomere biology with implications for conditions ranging from cancer to ageing and heart disease. The unique area detector technology of ZEISS LSM 880 with Airyscan made it possible to image telomere structures.


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ZEISS sponsors traveling exhibition showcasing extraordinary images from science

“Images from Science 3” explores interface of science, technology, art, design, and communication

Images from Science 3

ZEISS is sponsoring Images from Science 3, a traveling exhibition celebrating the world’s most extraordinary images and image makers who explore science. The project showcases the interface of science, technology, art, design, and communication.

The exhibition, a collaboration between Rochester Institute of Technology and Johns Hopkins University, will premier in late November 2019. Images from Science 3 will feature up to 75 extraordinary still and moving images that reveal science in new and unique ways. The images for inclusion will be selected by an international panel of experts.


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A new way of FIB-processing

Creating TEM lamellae with the new Ion-sculptor FIB column of ZEISS Crossbeam

TEM lamellae

The Ion-sculptor FIB column of the ZEISS Crossbeam FIB-SEM introduces a new way of FIB-processing. By minimizing sample damage you’ll maximize sample quality and perform experiments faster at the same time. When preparing TEM lamellae use the low voltage capabilities of the Ion-sculptor FIB: get ultra-thin samples while keeping amorphization damage at a minimum.


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The amazing world of nature’s hidden life

Stereo microscopes for Eden Project in Cornwall

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Under a shining cluster of gigantic bubbles in Cornwall perhaps the most important garden in the world is growing. The newest addition to the Eden Project is the Invisible Worlds exhibition. Providing insights into the segmentation of a millipede to the multiple lenses of a fly’s eye, ZEISS stereo microscopes are an invaluable resource for the narrators, as well as a wonderful experience for visitors.


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