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Caltech Invents Microscope Which Captures Motion Of DNA Structures In Space And Time
2013-02-11 13:32:51

California Institute of Technology (Caltech) Every great structure, from the Empire State Building to the Golden Gate Bridge, depends on specific mechanical properties to remain strong and reliable. Rigidity–a material's stiffness–is of particular importance for maintaining the robust functionality of everything from colossal edifices to the tiniest of nanoscale structures. In biological nanostructures, like DNA networks, it has been difficult to measure this stiffness, which...

Capturing Precise Motion Of Thousands Of Cells At A Time
2012-09-18 14:00:18

Novel microscopy technique could open new windows into protozoan behavior, microbial diseases and fertility Researchers have developed a new way to observe and track large numbers of rapidly moving objects under a microscope, capturing precise motion paths in three dimensions. Over the course of the study--reported online Sept. 17, 2012, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences--researchers followed an unprecedented 24,000 rapidly moving cells over wide fields of view and...

Sharper View Of Brain's Neural Network Offered By Novel Microscopy Method
2012-08-23 13:56:22

Shortly after the Hubble Space Telescope went into orbit in 1990 it was discovered that the craft had blurred vision. Fortunately, Space Shuttle astronauts were able to remedy the problem a few years later with supplemental optics. Now, a team of Italian researchers has performed a similar sight-correcting feat for a microscope imaging technique designed to explore a universe seemingly as vast as Hubble's but at the opposite end of the size spectrum–the neural pathways of the brain....

2012-08-21 00:46:32

New process developed at MIT could enable better LED displays, solar cells and biosensors – and foster basic physics research. Films made of semiconductor nanocrystals – tiny crystals measuring just a few billionths of a meter across – are seen as a promising new material for a wide range of applications. Nanocrystals could be used in electronic or photonic circuits, detectors for biomolecules, or the glowing pixels on high-resolution display screens. They also hold...

2012-07-12 23:03:28

Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH and Olympus America Inc. CENTER VALLEY, Pa. have signed a nonexclusive worldwide licensing agreement allowing Carl Zeiss to access an extensive portfolio of patents held by Olympus in the field of digital pathology and virtual microscopy. Thornwood, NY (PRWEB) July 12, 2012 Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH and Olympus America Inc. CENTER VALLEY, Pa. have signed a nonexclusive worldwide licensing agreement allowing Carl Zeiss to access an extensive portfolio of patents...

Scientists Take Picture Of Atom's Shadow
2012-07-04 04:52:53

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The art of microphotography just got a little smaller this week, as researchers announced they were able to snap a photo of a single atom for the first time. A Griffith University research team reported in the journal Nature Communications that they were able to successfully take a picture of the image. "We have reached the extreme limit of microscopy; you can not see anything smaller than an atom using visible light," Professor...


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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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