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Image 1 - iPhone Transformed Into  High-quality Medical Imaging Device
2011-10-03 09:49:20

Advanced, life-saving capabilities become a simple add-on to handheld technology you already use In a feat of technology tweaking that would rival MacGyver, a team of researchers from the University of California, Davis has transformed everyday iPhones into medical-quality imaging and chemical detection devices. With materials that cost about as much as a typical app, the decked-out smartphones are able to use their heightened senses to perform detailed microscopy and spectroscopy. The...

2008-10-10 00:00:10

By Jerome Taylor Photomicrography reveals a strangely alien world of wonders, but can you tell what they are? Answers below OBJECTS IN in the rear view mirror may be closer than they appear - but under a microscope they look out of this world. A chicken foetus bathed in a clinical and eerie blue light looks more like an extraterrestrial being than the beginnings of a bird, while the oily slick of thinning soap molecules take you to a fluorescent forest of otherworldly trees. These are...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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