Global first as Witsies split pollen

Wits researchers have become the first to cut sections through pollen grains and make it possible to view a three dimensional image of the internal wall. This positions them to determine how the characteristics of the internal ...

Novel 3-D oral scanner helping dentists go digital

Traditionally, dentists have made dental impressions by having patients bite down on a moldable silicone material. Such impressions, however, can be messy and uncomfortable, and sometimes inaccurate.

Five years of stereo imaging for NASA's TWINS

(Phys.org) —Surrounding Earth is a dynamic region called the magnetosphere. The region is governed by magnetic and electric forces, incoming energy and material from the sun, and a vast zoo of waves and processes unlike ...

Abell 383: Getting a full picture of an elusive subject

(Phys.org)—Two teams of astronomers have used data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes to map the distribution of dark matter in a galaxy cluster known as Abell 383, which is located about 2.3 billion ...

Peering into living cells—without dye nor fluophore

In the world of microscopy, this advance is almost comparable to the leap from photography to live television. Two young EPFL researchers, Yann Cotte and Fatih Toy, have designed a device that combines holographic microscopy ...

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