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World's First Fluorescent Sensor To Detect Date Rape Drug Developed By Researchers
2014-03-31 12:35:48

National University of Singapore A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed the world's first fluorescent sensor to identify the presence of a drug known as GHB that is commonly used to spike beverages. When the sensor is mixed with a sample of a beverage containing GHB, the mixture changes color in less than 30 seconds, making detection of the drug fast and easy. This simple mix-and-see discovery, led by Professor Chang Young-Tae of the...

2014-02-27 18:44:13

It’s an odd twist. For scientists to determine if a cell is functioning properly, they must destroy it. This is what happens in X-ray fluorescence microscopy when biological specimens are exposed to ionizing radiation, which provides images with a level of detail that conventional microscopes just can’t match. This exposure can change what is being imaged in profound ways, possibly giving false accounts of how the cell actually works. To address this issue, researchers at the U.S....

A Glowing Plant Is A Sign Of Health
2014-02-12 15:16:02

ESA Radiant skin is considered a sign of good health in humans, but plants also glow when they are well. A potential new ESA satellite could use this fluorescence to track the health and productivity of vegetation worldwide. The Florescence Explorer, or FLEX for short, is a candidate for ESA’s eighth Earth Explorer. It aims to provide global maps of vegetation fluorescence, which can be used to work out actual photosynthetic activity. This information would improve our...

2014-01-13 23:24:52

Tailored Lighting Inc, headquartered in Rochester, New York, celebrates 25 years of innovation, service, and sales to the art, museum, photography, and color markets. The ColorView Lighting System has helped million of users make perfect color matches while SoLux has been installed by many of the world's most recognized and famous museums including the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands and the Musee d'Orsay in Paris, France. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 Back in...

Biofluorescence In Fish
2014-01-09 15:16:51

[ Watch the Video: Strange Lights In The Deep, Dark Ocean? ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study in the journal PLOS ONE has revealed biofluorescence in over 180 fish species and opened the door to the discovery of new fluorescent proteins that could be used in biomedical research. When organisms biofluoresce, they absorb light, convert it, and send it back out as a different color. "We've long known about biofluorescence underwater in organisms like...

2014-01-08 08:21:42

- LED tubes save over 40 percent in lighting related energy costs- combined with their long lifetime, facility managers can recover their investment in just one to three years SOMERSET, N.J., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), the global leader in lighting, today announced the introduction of their new InstantFit LED T8 that reduces the cost for facility managers replacing fluorescent tube lighting with energy efficient LED technology, known as LED...

Researchers Produce Brighter, More Efficient Lighting
2013-10-31 09:15:15

University of California - Santa Barbara By determining simple guidelines, researchers at UC Santa Barbara's Solid State Lighting & Energy Center (SSLEC) have made it possible to optimize phosphors –– a key component in white LED lighting –– allowing for brighter, more efficient lights. "These guidelines should permit the discovery of new and improved phosphors in a rational rather than trial-and-error manner," said Ram Seshadri, a professor in the university's Department of...

Fingerprint Detection Technology Adds A Touch Of Fluorescence
2013-10-25 04:45:06

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) have developed a new, faster and less expensive method of detecting fingerprints by using fluorescence (the emission of light or other radiation from molecules that are bombarded by particles or by radiation from an external source). The product used in this process, Lumicyano, was developed by CNRS and Crime Scene Technology and is detailed in a paper...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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