... that CT can help bring art forgeries to light?
An art collector purchased a statue of the Virgin Mary, which allegedly dated back to the 13th century. An examination was conducted using a ZEISS computer tomograph. The joints between its different parts revealed that the wooden statue was in fact produced more recently. Definitive proof was delivered by a C14 analysis, which involved permanently removing a chip from the statue.
... that leading-edge technology is being repaired in the rain forest?
Doctors Without Borders is using 120 ZEISS Primo Star iLED microscopes to diagnose tuberculosis, malaria and sleeping sickness worldwide. In a service framework agreement, ZEISS has agreed to make the repair handbook available for employees working on-site and is supplying replacement parts quickly and at a favorable price.
... that new animal species are being discovered in the Atlantic Ocean?
Off the coast of the Azores, Kirsten and Joachim Jakobsen, a German husband and wife team, dive more than a kilometer below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean in their LULA 1000 submarine. Using a faucet-like mechanism, they take samples from the seawater and analyze them using a ZEISS Primovert routine microscope. But the Jakobsens aren't just interested in new one-celled organisms: they're also discovering new species amongst larger animals like fish and jellyfish.
... that one of the cleanest places in Germany is in the city of Oberkochen?
Cleanrooms are used for a lot of different purposes, including semiconductor production. That's why ZEISS has set up many different cleanrooms in Oberkochen for the manufacture of semiconductor products such as lithography optics.
... that spending too much time looking at your smartphone can severely strain your neck?
27 kilograms is the equivalent of an average eight-year-old – and the weight placed onto your spine when you bend your head forward by about 60 degrees. This stressful position when looking on a mobile device leads to musculoskeletal problems as well as headaches and migraines. ZEISS Digital Lenses can help reduce eyestrain ...
... that there's a zoo for microorganisms?
In many cities the zoo is a popular destination for both tourists and locals, no matter where you are in the world. But up until now you only found animals in a zoo and plants in a botanical garden. However, an import group of creatures was missing: microorganisms. You can't see microorganisms with the naked eye, which is why you haven't seen them at your local zoo – until now.