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2012-02-06 08:00:00

Canadian-based slide imaging technology company, ViewsIQ, announces their entrance to the digital pathology market in USA with the authorized Distributor Innovative Imaging Concepts. Their flagship product, Panoptiq, is designed to bring real-time slide digitization and affordable telepathology to the world of virtual microscopy. Oxford, Massachusetts (PRWEB) February 06, 2012 Canadian-based slide imaging technology company, ViewsIQ, announces their entrance to the digital pathology market...

Microscopy Reveals 'Atomic Antenna' Behavior In Graphene
2012-02-01 05:00:48

Atomic-level defects in graphene could be a path forward to smaller and faster electronic devices, according to a study led by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. With unique properties and potential applications in areas from electronics to biodevices, graphene, which consists of a single sheet of carbon atoms, has been hailed as a rising star in the materials world. Now, an ORNL study published in Nature Nanotechnology suggests that point defects,...

2012-01-12 21:14:43

Heated nanoprobes perform thermo-mechanical measurements using magnetic actuation Polymer nano-films and nano-composites are used in a wide variety of applications from food packaging to sports equipment to automotive and aerospace applications. Thermal analysis is routinely used to analyze materials for these applications, but the growing trend to use nanostructured materials has made bulk techniques insufficient. In recent years an atomic force microscope-based technique called...

Michigan Tech Researcher Nears Creation Of Superlens
2012-01-09 04:37:13

A superlens would let you see a virus in a drop of blood and open the door to better and cheaper electronics. It might, says Durdu Guney, make ultra-high-resolution microscopes as commonplace as cameras in our cell phones. No one has yet made a superlens, also known as a perfect lens, though people are trying. Optical lenses are limited by the nature of light, the so-called diffraction limit, so even the best won´t usually let us see objects smaller than 200 nanometers across, about...

Image 1 - A SHARP New Microscope For Next Generation Of Microchips
2011-11-01 04:00:03

Berkeley Lab scientists and colleagues will create an advanced extreme-ultraviolet microscope Moore´s Law, hardly a law but undeniably a persistent trend, says that every year and a half, the number of transistors that fit on a chip roughly doubles. It´s why electronics — from smart phones to flat screens, from MP4 players to movie cameras, from tablets to supercomputers — grow ever more varied, powerful, and compact, but also ever less expensive. Whether the trend...

Image 1 - ePetri Is A Smarter Petri Dish
2011-10-04 04:49:53

Device can be used for medical diagnostics, to image cell growth continuously The cameras in our cell phones have dramatically changed the way we share the special moments in our lives, making photographs instantly available to friends and family. Now, the imaging sensor chips that form the heart of these built-in cameras are helping engineers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) transform the way cell cultures are imaged by serving as the platform for a "smart" petri dish....

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...

Portable Microscope Detects Bacteria Using Holograms
2011-09-02 04:39:25

  Engineers at UCLA have developed an inexpensive, portable, lensless microscope. This microscope may find its use in improving health care and sanitation in areas where sophisticated equipment is unavailable or unusable. The details of the microscope were published in the open-source journal Biomedical Optics Express. BBC News reports that the microscope uses lasers and sophisticated mathematics, instead of lenses, to develop a holographic image that identifies bacteria or...

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2011-08-09 07:27:52

By Kim McDonald, UC San Diego Physicists at UC San Diego have developed a new kind of X-ray microscope that can penetrate deep within materials like Superman's fabled X-ray vision and see minute details at the scale of a single nanometer, or one billionth of a meter. But that's not all. What's unusual about this new, nanoscale, X-ray microscope is that the images are not produced by a lens, but by means of a powerful computer program. The scientists report in a paper published in this week's...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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