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What makes penguin feathers ice-proof

Humboldt penguins live in places that dip below freezing in the winter, and despite getting wet, their feathers stay sleek and free of ice. Scientists have now figured out what could make that possible. They report in ACS' ...

dateFeb 24, 2016 in Materials Science
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Seeing cancer cells in 3-D (w/ Video)

Cancer cells don't live on glass slides, yet the vast majority of images related to cancer biology come from the cells being photographed on flat, two-dimensional surfaces—images that are sometimes used to make conclusions ...

dateFeb 22, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Compact lens-free digital microscope

At next week's SPIE Photonics West 2016, imec will demonstrate a lens-free microscope for large field-of-view live imaging at micrometer resolution. Imec's on-chip lens-free microscope can be integrated into life sciences ...

dateFeb 11, 2016 in Semiconductors
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