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2012-05-25 10:43:09

Many people anticipating the creation of an invisibility cloak might be surprised to learn that a group of American researchers has created 25 000 individual cloaks. But before you rush to buy one from your local shop, the cloaks are just 30 micrometers in diameter and are laid out together on a 25 millimeter gold sheet. This array of invisibility cloaks is the first of its kind and has been created by researchers from Towson University and University of Maryland who present their study...

2012-05-23 18:50:08

A team from the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) has developed a technique to measure internal cell temperatures without altering their metabolism. This finding could be useful when distinguishing healthy cells from cancerous ones, as well as learning more about cellular processes. Temperature controls many of the cell's life processes, such as splitting and metabolism. A European research team led by the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), which has the Severo Ochoa mark of...

New Research Could Peg Quantum Dots As Future Of Lighting
2012-05-10 03:53:43

Researchers are looking to white-light quantum dots as the future of lighting. White-light quantum dots are ultra-small fluorescent beads of cadmium selenide that are able to convert blue light produced by an LED into a warm white light similar to an incandescent light. Vanderbilt University researchers are reporting that they have successfully boosted the fluorescent efficiency in nano crystals from an original level of three percent to as high as 45 percent.  This feat proves...

2012-05-04 23:03:13

UVOST® allows rapid screening of most petroleum-based light non-aqueous phase liquids (LNAPLs). Fargo, ND (PRWEB) May 04, 2012 Dakota Technologies introduces the UVOST®, a direct-push delivered sensor that allows rapid screening of most petroleum-based light non-aqueous phase liquids (LNAPLs). This tool uses laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) technology to immediately detect sub-surface contamination without having to draw samples or wait for lab results. The UVOST responds...

2012-04-23 13:10:24

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and University of California San Francisco have advanced scientists' ability to view a clear picture of a single cellular structure in motion. By identifying molecules using compressed sensing, this new method provides needed spatial resolution plus a faster temporal resolution than previously possible. Despite many achievements in the field of super-resolution microscopy in the past few years with spatial resolution advances, live-cell...

2012-04-19 06:32:15

FARMINGTON, Conn., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Global Information Inc. is pleased to announce two significant new reports on the LED lighting Industry that highlight a market poised for rapid growth through 2016: LED Lamp General Lighting in the USA Market Forecast and Analysis The consumption of General Lighting LED lamps in the United States reached $592 million in 2011, an increase of 22% over 2010and the market is forecast reach $2.4 billion in the year 2016, according to a...

2012-04-17 23:02:51

H-Series LED high bay is designed to replace HID or fluorescent lighting systems in commercial and industrial applications Boulder, CO (PRWEB) April 17, 2012 Albeo Technologies Inc., a leading manufacturer of industrial and commercial solid-state lighting systems, announced today the award-winning H-Series LED High-Bay has received safety certification to the UL 8750 standard for configurations with one through 12 modules. These configuration options represent a range from 6,000 lumens...

2012-03-26 09:20:17

Discovery could lead to new methods for environmental remediation and speeding up chemical reactions A glow coming from the glassy shell of microscopic marine algae called diatoms could someday help us detect chemicals and other substances in water samples. And the fact that this diatom can glow in response to an external substance could also help researchers develop a variety of new, diatom-inspired nanomaterials that could solve problems in sensing, catalysis and environmental...

Image 1 - Proteins Shine Light On Cellular Processes
2012-03-22 04:12:05

A new design triples efficiency of cyan fluorescent proteins Scientists have designed a molecule which, in living cells, emits turquoise light three times brighter than possible until recently. This improves the sensitivity of cellular imaging, a technique where biological processes inside a living organism are imaged at high resolution. The results have been published in Nature Communications on 20 March 2012. The lead author of the publication is Antoine Royant from the Institut de...