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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...

Stripping Gold From AFM Probes Allows Better Measurement Of Picoscale Forces
2012-06-28 12:02:30

Gold is not necessarily precious–at least not as a coating on atomic force microscope (AFM) probes. JILA researchers found that removing an AFM probe's gold coating–until now considered helpful–greatly improved force measurements performed in a liquid, the medium favored for biophysical studies such as stretching DNA or unfolding proteins. As described in Nano Letters,* stripping the gold from the diving-board-shaped probe, or cantilever, with a brief chemical bath...

2012-06-15 11:53:30

Experienced anglers know that choppy waters make for difficult fishing, so they try not to rock the boat. Thanks to a new microscopy technique, cell biology researchers can heed that same advice. University of Illinois researchers developed a method they call “trolling AFM,” which allows them to study soft biological samples in liquid with high resolution and high quality. Led by mechanical science and engineering professor Min-Feng Yu, the group published its findings in the...

2012-06-14 12:30:05

A team of researchers has developed a new microscope that can image the elemental and magnetic properties of a wide range of energy-important materials that are used in devices such as solar cells and solid-state lighting. The imager is based on a technique known as X-ray excited luminescence microscopy (XELM). It was created by hitching a standard optical microscope to a synchrotron X-ray source. Synchrotrons produce X-rays and other forms of electromagnetic radiation by sending electrons...

2012-06-02 23:01:14

Visit ViewsIQ at LABCON Booth #604 to learn the latest in interactive slide imaging technology. ViewsIQ will be co-marketing with BCIT, the first academic institution to integrate the Panoptiq technology into their Medical Laboratory Science curriculum. Come meet Diane van Paridon and Tom Wells, instructors of BCIT's Medical Laboratory Science program, to talk about their experience with Panoptiq! Check out the latest update from BCIT about their adoption of Panoptiq....

2012-05-22 01:52:14

Non-invasive test promises rapid, pain-free diagnoses without the use of fluorescent dyes Blood tests convey vital medical information, but the sight of a needle often causes anxiety and results take time. A new device developed by a team of researchers in Israel, however, can reveal much the same information as a traditional blood test in real-time, simply by shining a light through the skin. This optical instrument, no bigger than a breadbox, is able to provide high-resolution images of...

2012-04-27 12:39:16

A team of American researchers have created a portable, miniature microscope in the hope of reducing the time taken to diagnose oral cancer. The probe, which is around 20 cm long and 1 cm wide at its tip, could be used by doctors to diagnose oral cancer in real-time or as a surgical guidance tool; dentists could also use it to screen for early-stage cancer cells. The probe has been presented today, Friday 27 April, in IOP Publishing's Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, and...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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