Multi-touch microscope

If you had a large touchscreen at your disposal, the first thing you would probably think of doing is play Angry Birds on it. Well, believe it or not, touchscreen displays can be used for productive purposes as well. Researchers at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland collaborated with Multitouch Ltd to combine a giant touchscreen with a networked digital microscopy system and came up with a new breed of microscope. Instead of having to squint down an uncomfortable eyepiece, scientists will be able to make use of a giant touchscreens to intuitively manipulate the lens while observing the subject. Sounds like a great way to make use of a touchscreen. Hit the break to watch it in action:

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