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any of various devices for measuring minute distances, angles, etc., as in connection with a telescope or microscope. 2.

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Leap day, giant viruses, and gene-editing
Mimiviruses are huge. At almost half a micrometre in diameter, they are big enough to be viewed with a light microscope.
Interference at a double slit made of two atoms
Although the resolution of the imaging system limits the size of the atom images to 1.
CRISPR-like 'immune' system discovered in giant virus
Around half a micrometre across, and first found infecting amoebae living in a water tower, they boast genomes that are larger than those of some bacteria.
Understanding Graphene - Part 2
The size of the graphene monolayer is determined by the flake size in the original sample. Typical flake sizes are around 2000 micrometres (┬Ám or micron) the largest graphene monolayer flake size found so far is 1,500,000 square micrometres.

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