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Laser-brightened cirrus clouds

( —Intense laser light pulses increase the brightness of high cirrus clouds. Together with colleagues from Berlin and Geneva, climate researchers from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have been investigating ...

dateJun 05, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Models from big molecules captured in a flash

( —To learn how biological molecules like proteins function, scientists must first understand their structures. Almost as important is understanding how the structures change, as molecules in the native state do ...

dateMay 27, 2013 in Condensed Matter
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Optics: Statistics light the way

Millions of years of evolution have molded our eyes into highly sensitive optical detectors, surpassing even many man-made devices. Now, Leonid Krivitsky and his co-workers at the A*STAR Data Storage Institute and the A*STAR ...

dateMay 22, 2013 in Optics & Photonics
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Bringing life into focus

Spinning-disk confocal microscopy is an optical imaging technique that can be used to generate detailed three-dimensional fluorescence images of living cells and their contents. Although a powerful tool for observing dynamic ...

dateMay 17, 2013 in General Physics
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