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microscope nobel
2014-10-08 07:51:31

Two Americans and one German scientist have been awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for using fluorescence to improve the resolution of microscopes, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced on Wednesday.

quantum mechanics
2014-09-18 02:30:59

UC Irvine chemists have scored a scientific first: capturing moving images of a single molecule as it vibrates, or “breathes,” and shifts from one quantum state to another.

What Does Water Looks Like To DNA?
2013-11-20 09:41:53

A team of biochemists and mathematicians have developed a sophisticated geometric model to predict how a biological molecule will interact with water molecules, computing the results up to 20 times faster than other existing approaches.

Physicists Discover New Kind Of Friction
2013-05-15 14:09:56

Whether in vehicle transmissions, hip replacements, or tiny sensors for triggering airbags: The respective components must slide against each other with minimum friction to prevent loss of energy and material wear.

Cloud Computing Code Speeds Processing Of Data-intensive Microscopy Data
2013-02-01 10:33:43

In this week's Nature Methods, Salk researchers share a how-to secret for biologists: code for Amazon Cloud that significantly reduces the time necessary to process data-intensive microscopic images.

Researchers Create And Image Smallest 5-Ring Molecule
2012-05-28 07:21:59

A collaboration of three groups is responsible for creating and imaging the smallest structure ever -- a billionth of a meter across and nearly 100,000 times thinner than a human hair.

2012-04-23 13:10:24

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and University of California San Francisco have advanced scientists' ability to view a clear picture of a single cellular structure in motion.

Researchers Increase Speed Of Single-molecule Measurements
2012-03-19 04:22:15

As nanotechnology becomes ever more ubiquitous, researchers are using it to make medical diagnostics smaller, faster, and cheaper, in order to better diagnose diseases, learn more about inherited traits, and more.

2012-03-15 22:45:28

A novel type of sensor, based on nanometer-scale pores in a semiconductor membrane, is a step closer to practical use in applications such as analyzing the protein contents of a single cell.


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