The development of X-Ray technology meant that we could look inside things. This revolutionized all sorts of things, from medicine to astronomy.
But I’m not going to talk about X-Rays in specific; I’m going to talk about the Scanning Electron Microscope!
While the SEM doesn’t use X-Rays to see stuff, it actually uses electrons to bombard an object and then take a picture, it’s a tool that allows us to see the surface of really small stuff – which is almost as cool as seeing inside stuff!
Pumping Station: One has the only working SEM in the country, that we’re aware of, that members of the public can see and that members of Pumping Station: One can be trained to use – and just for the price of a membership, which is only $40 or $70 a month depending on the level of membership you select.
Curious? Check out more at our website, here.