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 ...
Embryo's cell stampede
As an embryo grows towards its final adult form, the initial fertilized egg cell must divide many times over into cells that will become specialized and form the many different tissues and organs of the body.
UCLA lens-free telemedicine microscope adds male fertility testing to its bag of tricks
Using holographic imaging system, the microscope can produce phase and amplitude images of semen samples in the field and identify which are moving and which are immotile.
Express tool for graphene quality control
The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has collaborated with Chalmers University of Technology and Linköping University in Sweden to help develop a fast and inexpensive tool for quality control of graphene ...
Imaging technique enables studies on the dynamics of nanocatalysts at unprecedented spatial, temporal resolution
(PhysOrg.com) -- Tiny catalyst materials may take part in a rich variety of very fast physical and chemical processes which can now be revealed more precisely thanks to a new imaging mode for dynamic transmission ...
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.
Nanoscale salt baskets up close (w/ Video)
The electron microscope images below, reminiscent of man-made baskets or children's blocks, shows cubic salt crystals that have been forced to form in spheres, as Rox Middleton explains.
Detecting tumors faster
(PhysOrg.com) -- To diagnose cancer reliably, doctors usually conduct a biopsy including tissue ana-lysis ? which is a time-consuming process. A microscopic image sensor, fitted in an endoscope, is being developed ...
Plutonium at 150 years
Planning the future needs of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile as well as the nuclear weapons complex depends in part on maintaining confidence in the long-term stability of the pit, or core, of plutonium-239 ...
Exhibition showcases the 'art of science'
The online gallery for Princeton University's third Art of Science competition will go live Thursday, May 14, at noon EDT. An online site that allows members of the public to choose their favorite 2009 Art ...
2 top biological imaging centers offer powerful free online tool to researchers and public
The collaboration of two leading cell image resource centers now provides a more extensive and advanced facility for archiving, sharing, and analyzing microscope images in great detail. The American Society for Cell Biology ...
Digital microscope revolutionizes climate research
A ground breaking intelligent digital microscope developed at Massey University looks set to revolutionize climate research.