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2009-12-15 11:38:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Ever wonder what something looks like up close and personal? ASPEX wants your samples! ASPEX, makers of the Personal Scanning Electron Microscope (PSEM), kicked off its "Send Us Your Sample" campaign, encouraging people to send in samples to be scanned by one of their PSEMs. The PSEM has a scan range of 100nm to 5mm and an imaging resolution of 25nm, capable of bringing the smallest samples into focus. In addition, ASPEX will not only scan your sample,...

2009-12-07 19:42:40

Sharper vision for new insights into biological questions, including DNA repair An ultra-high-resolution imaging technique using X-ray diffraction is a step closer to fulfilling its promise as a window on nanometer-scale structures in biological samples. In the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers report progress in applying an approach to "lensless" X-ray microscopy that they introduced one year ago. They have produced the first images, using this technique, of...

2009-12-03 11:45:00

MELVILLE, N.Y., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Nikon Corporation, an innovator of advanced optical instruments, announced today that it has signed a licensing agreement with Harvard University granting Nikon the rights to use the Stochastic Optical Reconstruction Microscopy (STORM) technology. Under the terms of the agreement, Nikon will manufacture STORM enabled microscopy systems and market them with the N-STORM name. Nikon Corporation President, Mr. Michio Kariya, and Nikon Instruments Inc....

2009-11-09 16:16:09

Researchers from Lehigh and Rice universities combine electron microscopy and spectroscopy techniques to shed new light on a tungstated zirconia catalyst. The catalytic processes that facilitate the production of many chemicals and fuels could become much more environmentally friendly thanks to a breakthrough achieved by researchers from Lehigh and Rice Universities. In an article published Nov. 8 by the journal Nature Chemistry, the researchers report a novel electron microscopy imaging...

2009-10-29 13:09:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Worldwide Optical, Transmission TEM, and Scanning SEM Electron Microscope Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2009 to 2015 http://www.reportlinker.com/p0153912/Worldwide-Optical-Transmission-TEM-and-Scanning-SEM-Electron-Microscope-Market-Shares-Strategies-and-Forecasts-2009-to-2015.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=prnewswire...

2009-07-22 08:32:38

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, are proving that a camera phone can capture far more than photos of people or pets at play. They have now developed a cell phone microscope, or CellScope, that not only takes color images of malaria parasites, but of tuberculosis bacteria labeled with fluorescent markers.The prototype CellScope, described in the July 22 issue of the online journal PLoS ONE, moves a major step forward in taking clinical microscopy out of specialized...

2009-05-05 08:07:21

A crucial tool in the evolution of scientific capability in bioscience, the fluorescence microscope has allowed a generation of scientists to study the properties of proteins inside cells. Yet as human capacity for discovery has zoomed to the nanoscale, fluorescence microscopy has struggled to keep up. Now, a team that includes UGA engineer Peter Kner has developed a microscope that is capable of live imaging at double the resolution of fluorescence microscopy using structured illumination....

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2009-04-01 09:09:03

Science fiction fans still have another two months of waiting for the new Star Trek movie, but fans of actual science can feast their eyes now on the first movie ever of carbon atoms moving along the edge of a graphene crystal. Given that graphene "“ single-layered sheets of carbon atoms arranged like chicken wire "“ may hold the key to the future of the electronics industry, the audience for this new science movie might also reach blockbuster proportions. Researchers with the...

2009-02-05 11:06:21

U.S. scientists say they've developed a nanoparticle system that allows microscopes to view the internal structure of nearly opaque biological materials. University of Utah researchers said their new nanotechnology can scan materials such as bones and tumor cells and the method might be used for detecting fatigue in materials such as carbon-fiber plastics. Associate Professor John Lupton and Assistant Professor of chemistry Michael Bartl said optical microscopes are limited in how much detail...

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2009-01-31 11:40:00

Storing information in electron waves Stanford researchers have reclaimed bragging rights for creating the world's smallest writing, a distinction the university first gained in 1985 and lost in 1990. How small is the writing? The letters in the words are assembled from subatomic sized bits as small as 0.3 nanometers, or roughly one third of a billionth of a meter. The researchers encoded the letters "S" and "U" (as in Stanford University) within the interference patterns formed by quantum...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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