An adaptive microscope for the imaging of biological surfaces

Modern biology relies on our ability to observe living cells using microscopes. The latest advances in optical microscopy allow cellular and sub-cellular imaging within model organisms such as the vinegar fly, zebrafish and ...

Revealing the secrets of ground beetle wing casings

The striking colors of many creatures in nature result from their structures at a microscopic or even nanoscopic level. A good example of this is the metallic coloring of certain beetles. Researchers have paid increased attention ...

A new non-invasive technique for parchment diagnosis

The conservation state of parchments is typically assessed using invasive and sometimes destructive investigation techniques. Scientists from Université Paris-Saclay, the CNRS, École Polytechnique, and the French Ministry ...

Microplastics found in Europe's largest ice cap

In a recent article in Sustainability, scientists from Reykjavik University (RU), the University of Gothenburg and the Icelandic Meteorological Office describe finding microplastic in a remote and pristine area of Vatnajokull ...

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