Microscopes

New Super-resolution Microscopy Method Approaches The Atomic Scale

Scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine have developed a computational technique that greatly increases the resolution of atomic force microscopy, a specialized type of microscope that "feels" the atoms at a surface. The method reveals atomic-level...

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Velion Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscope Expands Mit.nano Capabilities

MIT.nano has acquired a Raith VELION focused ion beam scanning electron microscope (FIB-SEM) as a demonstration unit in its characterization facility. The instrument, which arrived on campus last summer, has been installed and qualified in the lower...
Related topics: Electrons

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A Keen Eye Behind The Microscope

PNNL's Dongsheng Li's crystal formation research helped reveal why nanoparticles sometimes self-assemble into five-sided shapes. The discovery will potentially be useful in medical research, electronics, and other applications.
Related topics: Scientific Discoveries

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First Quantum Microscope Reveals Previously-unseen Cell Structures

Researchers at the University of Queensland have developed the first quantum microscope, a major leap from existing technology that will allow us to observe previously unseen biological structures. Scientists say it could pave the way for...
Related topics: Quantum, Physics

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Researchers Observe Sound-light Pulses In 2d Materials For The First Time

Using an ultrafast transmission electron microscope, researchers from the Technion—Israel Institute of Technology have, for the first time, recorded the propagation of combined sound and light waves in atomically thin materials.
Related topics: Electrons

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How Cells Measure Themselves

Ever since scientists discovered cells under the microscope more than 350 years ago, they have noted that each type of cell has a characteristic size. From tiny bacteria to inches-long neurons, size matters for how cells work. The question of how...
Related topics: Medical Research, Bacteria, Neurons

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Microscopic Imaging Without A Microscope?

A new technique uses high-throughput sequencing, instead of a microscope, to obtain ultra-high-resolution images of gene expression from a tissue slide.
Related topics: Genetics

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Microscopic Imaging Without A Microscope? New Technique Visualizes All Gene Expression From A...

The 30,000 or so genes making up the human genome contain the instructions vital to life. Yet each of our cells expresses only a subset of these genes in their daily functioning. The difference between a heart cell and a liver cell, for example, is...
Related topics: Genetics

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Rapid Measurement Of Aerosol Volatility Using A Deep Learning-based Portable Microscope

Exposure to particulate matter (PM) has been associated with adverse health effects. A large fraction of these particles consists of volatile or semi-volatile materials, such as emissions generated from cooking, automobiles and tobacco products. The...
Related topics: Smoking

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Laser-powered Microscopes Can Destroy Some Biological Samples — Quantum Tech Fixes That

You’ve probably seen images of scientists peering down a microscope, looking at objects invisible to the naked eye. Indeed, microscopes are indispensable to our understanding of life. They are just as indispensable to biotechnology and medicine,...
Related topics: Laser, Quantum, Physics, Biotechnology

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All The Coronavirus Particles In The World Combined Weigh No More Than 22 Pounds, A New Study...

A laboratory worker uses a microscope to examine mouse lung-tissue cells at the Institute of Immunology, part of the Russian Federal Biomedical Agency, on April 14, 2021. Alexander Shcherbak/TASS/Getty Images Coronavirus particles, or virions,...

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Arctic Rotifer Lives After 24,000 Years In A Frozen State

Bdelloid rotifers are multicellular animals so small you need a microscope to see them. Despite their size, they're known for being tough, capable of surviving through drying, freezing, starvation, and low oxygen. Now, researchers have found that...
Related topics: Arctic

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Nasa Shoots Tardigrades Into Space To Help Improve Astronaut Health

Tardigrades are found on every continent of the planet and can survive some of the most extreme environments on earth. Tardigrades, also known as water bears, are tiny microscopic creatures with eight legs resembling a bear under the microscope. The...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Astronaut

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Unique Microscope To Film Molecules In Motion

A unique electron microscope, set to break new ground in biological imaging, is being installed today at the Rosalind Franklin Institute in the UK. The machine is able to image biological samples at up to a million frames a second, a thousand times...
Related topics: Electrons

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Engineers Create New Material To Improve Resolution In Standard Microscopes

Engineers from the University of California San Diego have developed a new technology that lets ordinary microscopes see in higher resolution than previously possible. The new technology improves the resolution of standard light microscopes so they...

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Light-shrinking Material Lets Ordinary Microscope See In Super Resolution

Engineers have developed a technology that turns a conventional light microscope into what's called a super-resolution microscope. It improves the microscope's resolution (from 200 nm to 40 nm) so that it can be used to directly observe finer...

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Bringing Microscopy To The Biologist

Portable Flamingo microscopes have the potential to democratize science by opening up new opportunities to wide ranges of researchers and institutions.

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The Dirty Secret Behind Some Of The World's Earliest Microscopes

Dutch scientist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek made extraordinary observations of blood cells, sperm cells and bacteria with his microscopes. But it turns out the lens technology he used was quite... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Ptychography Shows Atoms At Amazing Resolution

Cornell University enhanced electron microscopy using a technique known as ptychography in 2018. At the time, it allowed an electron microscope to resolve things three times smaller than previously possible. But that wasn’t enough. The team...
Related topics: Electrons

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Geology Helps Map Kidney Stone Formation From Tiny To Troublesome

Advanced microscope technology and cutting-edge geological science are giving new perspectives to an old medical mystery: How do kidney stones form, why are some people more susceptible to them and can they be prevented?
Related topics: Geology

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