News tagged with microscopic analysis

A honey bee hive tells all

Exactly what plants do honey bees visit on their daily forages for food in rural Madison County, Ohio? A research team led by Dr. Reed Johnson from The Ohio State University has found that the answer lies ...

dateJan 12, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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How science digs up the royal dirt

The identification of King Richard III's skeleton is the latest coup by forensic scientists who use radiocarbon-dating, DNA analysis, 3D scanning and other hi-tech tools to unlock the secrets of the long- ...

dateFeb 04, 2013 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Molecular matchmaking for drug discovery

For millennia, mankind has discovered new drugs either through educated guesswork or blind luck. But with the proliferation of advanced computing, a new paradigm has emerged whereby one can find drug targets through simulation ...

dateJun 05, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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Soil microbes accelerate global warming

More carbon dioxide in the atmosphere causes soil to release the potent greenhouse gases methane and nitrous oxide, new research published in this week's edition of Nature reveals. "This feedback to our changing atmosphere means ...

dateJul 13, 2011 in Environment
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Through a Sensor, Holographically

(PhysOrg.com) -- The power and resolution of lens-based optical microscopes have improved by orders of magnitude since their invention around 1595. Nevertheless, relying on a high-magnification lens for image ...

dateApr 26, 2011 in Optics & Photonics feature
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