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The Biweekly Newsletter

Every two weeks, "Did you know" gives a short, fascinating account from the world of Carl Zeiss and its applications — from the analysis of classical works of art with the help of leading edge microscopes to Oscar-winning lenses; from telescopic glasses to examinations using "ultralight".

The Biweekly Newsletter Archives

Did you know …

... how the meteorite in Russia was identified?

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... that we can determine what fossil animals ate by analyzing their teeth?

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... that love lives on fantasy?

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... that binoculars from Carl Zeiss are orbiting the earth?

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... that stars are made by hand at Carl Zeiss?

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... that in many cases, blindness is preventable?

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... that 50 micrometers can make a crucial difference on the way to the summit?

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... that the case of an alleged murder by poisoning has been solved after 400 years?

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... that non-linear effects influence the resolution limit?

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... that German optics have been playing a special role in Mexico for 100 years?

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... that movies can be viewed in 3D even at the recording stage?

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... that a modern eyeglass lens also takes your nose into account?

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... that technology keeps you healthy?

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... what the growth rate of grass has to do with Carl Zeiss?

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... that there is such thing as a grain-sized microscope?

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... what neurosurgeons use to see blood flow in the brain?

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... why tinted eyeglass lenses are usuallybrown, gray or green?

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... that a world tour of microscopes is currently underway?

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... that light has a dual nature?

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... that microscopes can preserve our world heritage?

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... that the creaminess of chocolate can be measured?

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... that, long before Madmoiselle Chanel invented the little black dress, Archayx already had one?

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... that science and indulgence are not mutually exclusive?

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... that you can fly at CeBIT — using a pair of glasses?

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... that Carl Zeiss supports young researchers?

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... that microscopes can reveal a battery's age?

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... that Carl Zeiss has been revolutionizing vision for a century?

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... that Carl Zeiss works with angels and Oscar winners?

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... that liquid can make images sharper?

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...that geckos’ feet stick better than any glue?

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... that you can use microscopes lying down?

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... how a baby bottle stays airtight?

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... that you can paint with microscopes?

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... that navigation systems can be used for brain surgery?

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... Carl Zeiss is opening its doors in Jena on 1 October? The company is using this occasion to mark 20 years of reunification.

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... that fig wasps and fig trees have been inseparable for 34 million years?

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... that a new microscope makes the practically invisible visible?

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... that volcanoes spew glass?

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... that Carl Zeiss lights up the stars in the world’s largest planetariums?

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... that molecules can make changing your glasses a thing of the past?

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... that you will only be able to see the first stars in 2018?

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... that Carl Zeiss inspires the researchers of tomorrow?

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... what all you can learn in Jena?

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... which lenses are ready for the Oscars?

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... why we get closer to something when we can't see it clearly

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... why NASA space shuttle launches are filmed using high performance cameras?

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... that Ski Goggles Help You Get Down the Mountain?

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... that “Ultralight” Can Be Used for Examinations?

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... that Carl Zeiss is keeping an eye on the Himalayas?

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... how to improve the vision of asian children?

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... where the Land of Ideas is?

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... the fastest way to correct shortsightedness?

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... how Zebra Finches Learn to Sing?

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... that Carl Zeiss Honors Nobel Prize Winners?

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... how to draw attention to young footballers?

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... that 3D Movies Don't Need a Screen?

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... what a solar cell is made of?

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... that the Art World Has a New Genre?

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... when microscopes take the stage?

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... that Carl Zeiss can harvest energy?

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... that 2000 Inventors Work at Carl Zeiss?

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... that earning is getting greener?

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... what sunglass lens type you are?

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... that Carl Zeiss makes atoms visible?

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... that the World’s First Planetarium Was Located on the Roof of the Carl Zeiss Factory?

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... that Carl Zeiss Does Its Utmost to Attract Young Women to Technical Professions?

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... that the Fire Department Uses Virtual Fires to Practice for an Emergency?

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... that Carl Zeiss supports more than 70 countries in the detection of tuberculosis?

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... that Bochum Has One of the Most Modern Planetariums in Germany?

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... that up to 21 people can look through a microscope at the same time?

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... that Carl Zeiss helped discover Pluto?

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... that Carl Zeiss orovides for our feathered friends?

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... what makes German biathletes so successful?

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... that your photos taken with Carl Zeiss lenses can win awards?

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... that Carl Zeiss has a solution for super resolution?

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... that Carl Zeiss hands out awards?

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... that Carl Zeiss is sailing around the world?

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... that the search for oil and natural gas just got easier?

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... that there were two companies called Carl Zeiss?

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... that Carl Zeiss helps out at harvest time?

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... that Carl Zeiss is joining the fight against cataract?

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... that glass can be more expensive than gold?

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... that Carl Zeiss is contributing to air safety?

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... that Carl Zeiss is a star catcher?

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... that Carl Zeiss unravels mysteries?

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... that light can do almost anything?

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... that Carl Zeiss makes clever glasses?

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... that Carl Zeiss can tell the difference between a real Van Gogh and a forgery?

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... that Carl Zeiss is a regular at the patent office?

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... that Carl Zeiss helps affected countries detect tuberculosis faster?

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... that Carl Zeiss brings the internet into the auditorium?

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... that you can win an Oscar with Carl Zeiss?

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... that Carl Zeiss has a new hobby for you?

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... that you can win the Nobel Prize with Carl Zeiss?

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... that Wim Wenders captured Berlin in a calendar?

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... that microscopes from Carl Zeiss are used to restore church windows?

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... that star photographer Uwe Ommer traveled with Carl Zeiss for four years?

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... that cameras with Carl Zeiss went to the moon before going to Hollywood?

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... that you can drive a car with Carl Zeiss?

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... that Carl Zeiss applies for two patents every day?

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... that Carl Zeiss helps you get better faster?

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... that Carl Zeiss is involved in the fabrication of microchips?

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... that Carl Zeiss can measure the human eye with an accuracy of one hundredth of a diopter?

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... that because of Carl Zeiss, you do not have to fear the dentist as much?

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... that Carl Zeiss makes it possible to read the newspaper?

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... that Carl Zeiss enables midgets to play football?

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... that Carl Zeiss is helping save rare mountain gorillas?

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... that Carl Zeiss has developed a movie theater to go?

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... that you can meet Carl Zeiss at Girls’ Day?

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... that you can land on the Shoemaker Levy 9 comet with Carl Zeiss?

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... that you can meet Carl Zeiss in the movie theater?

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