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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...
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...
- Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
- Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
- Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
- A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.