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2011-12-27 08:00:00

Mecan USA Inc., the US subsidiary for Mecan Imaging Inc. (Japan), today announced the new E-commerce site dedicated to US customers. Van Nuys, CA (PRWEB) December 27, 2011 When Mat Kitahara (CEO of Mecan Imaging Inc., and Mecan USA Inc.) retired from Polaroid where he spent most of his career, he was 50 years old with 3 children who have yet to graduate from college. His future looked bleak to everyone around him. However, contrary to the gloomy atmosphere surrounding society at large, Mat...

2011-12-21 22:25:00

Ranked #1 for Best Online Microscope Store by TopTenReviews Roanoke, VA (PRWEB) December 21, 2011 Microscope.com, a leading e-commerce retailer of compound, digital and stereo microscopes for everyday use, recently won the TopTenReviews.com âœGold Awardâ for the fourth consecutive year, in recognition as the best microscope retailer online. The company's fourth year of recognition comes on the celebration of the 13th anniversary of its founding by an...

2011-11-09 22:36:30

Not to pick up electrons, but tweezers made of electrons. A recent paper by researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Virginia (UVA) demonstrates that the beams produced by modern electron microscopes can be used not just to look at nanoscale objects, but to move them around, position them and perhaps even assemble them. Essentially, they say, the tool is an electron version of the laser "optical tweezers" that have become a standard...

2011-11-08 22:20:20

For every medical student, examining specimens under the microscope is part of the syllabus. However, the opening hours of the labs and the number of enlargers are limited. Thanks to a new online platform, students are now able to learn with greater flexibility and independence. Under the microscope lies a specimen of a liver. Deep in concentration, a student is analyzing the structure of the tissue when the university official asks her to finish up — the lab is about to close. This...

2011-11-01 14:53:54

Proteins caught 'in action' in intact cells using new electron microscopy technique Proteins are literally the movers and the shakers of the intracellular world. If DNA is the film director, then they are the actors. And much can be learned about cell function — and dysfunction — by watching proteins on the move. Until now, scientists have only been able to see this process indirectly. Now researchers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., have come up with a...

2011-08-30 18:41:09

Device described in Biomedical Optics Express could be used for field diagnostics in developing countries, testing of water quality, food contamination To serve remote areas of the world, doctors, nurses and field workers need equipment that is portable, versatile, and relatively inexpensive. Now researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) have built a compact, light-weight, dual-mode microscope that uses holograms instead of lenses. The team describes the new device...

2011-08-29 21:01:58

A new type of laser scanning confocal microscope (LSCM) holds the promise of diagnosing skin cancer in a single snapshot. Typical LSCMs take 3-D images of thick tissue samples by visualizing thin slices within that tissue one layer at a time. Sometimes scientists supplement these microscopes with spectrographs, which are devices that measure the pattern of wavelengths, or "colors," in the light reflected off of a piece of tissue. This pattern of wavelengths acts like a fingerprint, which...

2011-08-19 12:40:00

PISCATAWAY, N.J., Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- IEEE, the world's largest technical professional association, announced that the July/August issue of IBM Journal of Research and Development has been published and appears exclusively in the IEEE Xplore® digital library. IBM Journal of Research & Development is the #1 most-cited journal in computer science, hardware and software, according to the 2010 Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports, released in June...

2011-08-18 00:00:43

For those living near a coal fired power plant, fly ash particle pollution can cause serious health effects and can be monitored by simple gathering techniques and high powered analytical equipment. SEMTech Solutions has created a new Coal Ash Image and Analysis Gallery, along with a general information webpage, for homeowners, insurance companies, or licensed site professionals that deal with the issues of Coal Ash. North Billerica, MA (PRWEB) August 17, 2011 When viewing the white billowy...

2011-08-17 22:10:44

Researchers are able to achieve extremely high-resolution microscopy through a process known as stimulated emission depletion (STED) microscopy. This cutting-edge imaging system has pushed the performance of microscopes significantly past the classical limit, enabling them to image features that are even smaller than the wavelength of light used to study them. They are able to achieve this extreme vision by using a single-color fluorescent dye that absorbs and releases energy, revealing cells...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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