News tagged with microscopic imaging

Physicist sifts through sandy shrapnel

Once the site of the Second World War's bloodiest battles, the beaches of Normandy are now a mecca of sunbathing and swimming. Lurking in the sand, though, is a time capsule of those battles.

dateJun 05, 2014 in Environment
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World's smallest periscopes

( -- A team of Vanderbilt scientists have invented the world's smallest version of the periscope and are using it to look at cells and other micro-organisms from several sides at once.

dateFeb 25, 2009 in
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World's smallest shamrock created by scientists

AMBER, Ireland's national materials science centre based in Trinity College Dublin has etched a nano sized shamrock whose stem is approximately 200,000 times smaller than a grain of salt. The shamrock, 500 of which could ...

dateMar 17, 2014 in Nanophysics
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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-dead.

dateFeb 04, 2013 in Archaeology & Fossils
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