Drawings of Early Microscopes Show Artistry in the Pursuit of Science

Ah, where would science be if not for the contributions of the humble microscope? Did you know that the development of the world's first microscope began in 11th century Iraq, when scientist and polymath Ibn al-Haytham recorded all sorts of data about lenses, binocular vision, mirrors and observable properties of… » 8/23/08 5:45pm 8/23/08 5:45pm