Microscopes

Vr And Microscopy Help Scientists See 'inside' Diseases

You can only learn so much about cells by studying 2D pictures, and 3D microscope technology can produce an abundance of data that might be hard to decipher. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Virginia Mason have an answer, though: let...

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Gigapixel Microscope Reveals Tiny Parts Of The Big Picture

[JBumstead] didn’t want an ordinary microscope. He wanted one that would show the big picture, and not just in a euphemistic sense, either. The problem though is one of resolution. The higher the resolution in an image — typically...

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New Quantum Dot Microscope Shows Electric Potentials Of Individual Atoms

A team of researchers from Jülich in cooperation with the University of Magdeburg has developed a new method to measure the electric potentials of a sample at atomic accuracy. Using conventional methods, it was virtually impossible until now to...
Related topics: Quantum, Physics

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An Innovative Electron Microscope Overturning Common Knowledge Of 88 Years History

In conventional electron microscopes, performing atomic-resolution observations of magnetic materials is particularly difficult because high magnetic fields are inevitably exerted on samples inside the magnetic objective lens. Newly developed...
Related topics: Electrons

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Colloidal Gel Properties Under The Microscope

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have devised a method for following the gelation of colloidal gels. Their confocal microscopy technique has allowed the different stages of the process to be analyzed, leading to insights into their mechanical...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Mojo Vision Unveils ‘world’s Smallest Micro Display’

Mojo Vision has unveiled its 14K pixel-per-inch (PPI) display, making the claim that it has developed “the world’s smallest micro display.”The Vision is a monochrome display that is only visible under a microscope as it measures in...

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Finding A Cell's True Identity

Scientists have long sorted cells into different varieties based on their appearance under a microscope or, for differences that are more visually subtle, based on the behavior of a handful of genes. But in a bid to reveal even more distinctive...
Related topics: Genetics

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Finding A Cell's True Identity

Scientists have long sorted cells into different varieties based on their appearance under a microscope or, for differences that are more visually subtle, based on the behavior of a handful of genes. But in a bid to reveal even more distinctive...
Related topics: Genetics

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'metasurfaces' That Manipulate Light At Tiny Scales Could Find Uses In Consumer Technology

Most of us know optical lenses as curved, transparent pieces of plastic or glass, designed to focus light for microscopes, spectacles, cameras, and more. For the most part, a lens' curved shape has not changed much since it was invented many...

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Mathematical Technique Quickly Tunes Next-generation Lenses

Most of us know optical lenses as curved, transparent pieces of plastic or glass, designed to focus light for microscopes, spectacles, cameras, and more. For the most part, a lens’ curved shape has not changed much since it was invented many...
Related topics: Mathematics

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A New Way Of Diagnosing And Treating Disease -- Without Cutting Skin

Researchers have developed a specialized microscope that has the potential ability to both diagnose diseases that include skin cancer and perform incredibly precise surgery -- all without cutting skin.
Related topics: Skin Cancer, Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology

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Microscope-inspired Toolchanger Spins Multicolor 3d Prints

The 3D printing community is simply stirring with excitement over toolchanging printers, but these machines are still the exception rather than the norm. Here’s an exceptional exception: [Paul Paukstelis] built a five-color printer with a...
Related topics: 3D Printers, Printers

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Parents Unknown—mysterious Larvae Found In Panama's Two Oceans

Under the microscope, sea water reveals the larval stages of little-known marine creatures called phoronids (horseshoe worms), but finding their parents is another story. Although such fanciful larvae caught the eye of scientists studying...

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New 3-d Printed Microscope Promising For Medical Diagnostics In Developing Countries

Researchers have used 3-D printing to make an inexpensive and portable high-resolution microscope that is small and robust enough to use in the field or at the bedside. The high-resolution 3-D images provided by the instrument could potentially be...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Advances In Cryo-em Materials May Aid Cancer And Biomedical Research

Cryogenic-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) has been a game changer in the field of medical research, but the substrate, used to freeze and view samples under a microscope, has not advanced much in decades. Now, thanks to a new collaboration, this is no...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Testing Radiation Resistance Without Using A Nuclear Reactor

The University of Huddersfield's combined electron microscope and ion beam accelerator is a world-class facility responsible for a large and growing global network of research collaborations. One of the latest is a partnership with Brazil's leading...
Related topics: Electrons

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Fluorescence Microcope On A Hacker’s Budget

Some of biology’s most visually striking images come from fluorescence microscopes. Their brilliant colors on black look like a neon sign from an empty highway. A brand new fluorescence microscope is beyond a hacker’s budget and even...
Related topics: Hackers

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Volcanic Ash Particles Under The Microscope

Volcanic ash is hazardous to many aspects of our lives. When airborne, it can damage aircraft: its particles abrade aeroplane surfaces and can even cause failure to critical instruments. Once the ash falls, it can harm our health and damage...
Related topics: Volcanoes

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High-speed, 3d Microscope Captures Stunning Videos Of Fruit Fly Nerve Cells In Action

Engineers and neuroscientists have joined forces to create 3D videos of individual nerve cells moving, stretching and switching on inside fruit fly larvae as they move. Data gleaned from these videos reveals how nerve cells called proprioceptive...
Related topics: Science Videos, Neurons

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Shooting Movies In Atoms

Researchers of the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics at LMU and the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics have developed a microscope that tracks the motion of electrons.
Related topics: Physics, Quantum, Electrons

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