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2013-05-14 23:03:28

IPEVO has released the Microscope Adapter Set, an add-on accessory for their Point 2 View USB Document Camera. This accessory enables the camera to capture video directly from a microscope's eyepiece. Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 Chemistry professors, high school science teachers, and other educators now have a new way to share the tiny world underneath the microscope. Ed tech company IPEVO has just announced the newest add-on accessory for their popular Point 2 View USB Document...

Scientists Create Fluorescent Microscope With Cellphone Camera
2013-04-11 19:08:19

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists writing in The Journal of Visualized Experiments say they have found a way for a cellphone camera to capture images from a fluorescent microscope and flow cytometer. The new cell phone camera will make it possible for areas with limited resources to run tests like checking for contaminated water and monitoring HIV-positive patients. In a new video released by Jove, the researchers show the construction of the...

Blowing Glass At A Nano Scale
2013-03-25 11:13:39

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne EPFL researchers are using the electrical properties of a scanning electron microscope to change the size of glass capillary tubes -- Their method has already been patented as it could pave the way to many novel applications Have you ever thrown into the fire - even if you shouldn't have - an empty packet of crisps? The outcome is striking: the plastic shrivels and bends into itself, until it turns into a small crumpled...

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...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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