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I admit it, I love my job(s). I love doing science, and I love reporting science. In particular, I love it when my expectations are confounded, as they recently were in a paper I read. In this particular paper, I was expecting to see some nice results, not to learn anything truly new, since the authors have been working on this for a long time.

What I found were results that are still a bit preliminary. But the authors also introduced me to a whole new idea, one that everyone but me probably knew about. It turns out that there are people who use the random motion of little beads in cells to map out cellular interiors. Simply introducing quantum goodness to the measurement process can draw the inside of a cell with a precision that blows away most optical microscopes. Add in a dash of over-enthusiasm on the part of the authors, and you get a bit of research I can really get excited about.

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