Nanoparticle pinpoints blood vessel plaques
A team of researchers, led by scientists at Case Western Reserve University, has developed a multifunctional nanoparticle that enables magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to pinpoint blood vessel plaques caused by atherosclerosis. ...
A leap forward in X-ray technology
X-rays transformed medicine a century ago by providing a noninvasive way to detect internal structures in the body. Still, they have limitations: X-rays cannot image the body's soft tissues, except with the ...
A new multilayer-based grating for hard X-ray grating interferometry
(Phys.org) —A new kind of x-ray multilayer grating that could open a pathway for high-sensitivity, hard x-ray phase contrast full-field imaging of large samples has been developed by researchers at the ...
New nanoparticle delivers, tracks cancer drugs
(Phys.org) —UNSW chemical engineers have synthesised a new iron oxide nanoparticle that delivers cancer drugs to cells while simultaneously monitoring the drug release in real time.
Apple threatened by growth of prepaid smartphone plans
In a shift that could become a big threat to Apple Inc., U.S. consumers are increasingly signing up for a type of wireless service plan popular around the world that's traditionally not been in favor here - prepaid accounts.
Bad news for prey: New research shows that predators can learn to read camouflage
Camouflaged creatures can perform remarkable disappearing acts but new research shows that predators can learn to read camouflage. The study, which used human subjects as predators searching for hidden moths ...
Bismuth-carrying nanotubes show promise for CT scans
Scientists at Rice University have trapped bismuth in a nanotube cage to tag stem cells for X-ray tracking.
Tiny bubbles hold big promise for NMR/MRI
(Phys.org) —Berkeley Lab researchers have shown that tiny bubbles carrying hyperpolarized xenon gas hold big promise for NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) and its sister technology, MRI (Magnetic Resonance ...
LG introduces world's slimmest full HD LCD panel for smartphones
LG Display today announced that it will unveil the world's slimmest Full HD LCD panel for smartphones. The state-of-the-art 5.2-inch panel is an exciting advancement for the premium mobile device market enabling ...
Toshiba launches 13 Megapixel, 1.12um, CMOS image sensor with color noise reduction
Toshiba Corp. today announced the launch of "T4K37", a 1.12µm, 13 Megapixel BSI CMOS image sensor with color noise reduction (CNR). Mass production starts today.
New X-ray method shows how frog embryos could help thwart disease
An international team of scientists using a new X-ray method recorded the internal structure and cell movement inside a living frog embryo in greater detail than ever before.
Snake's ultra-black spots may aid high-tech quest
Scientists have identified nanostructures in the ultra-black skin markings of an African viper which they said Thursday could inspire the quest to create the ultimate light-absorbing material.
Reading the unreadable
Pioneering X-ray technology is making it possible to read fragile rolled-up historical documents for the first time in centuries.
Chemistry breakthrough sheds new light on illness and health
From microscopes to MRI scanners, imaging technology is growing ever more vital in the world's hospitals, whether for the diagnosis of illness or for research into new cures. Imaging technology requires dyes ...