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A clip-on device turns a simple smartphone into a scientific microscope

February 22, 2018

Remember how much you wanted to have a microscope when you were a child? It seemed like such…
Improved microendoscope brings cervical cancer into focus

September 16, 2016

Rice University researchers have added a clever spin — a rotating grating that removes out-of-focus light — to…
Georgeite can improve the production of methanol

August 9, 2016

Researchers at DTU have helped an international team of researchers prove how the mineral georgeite can improve the…
New Multi-photon Microscope Offers Faster, Deeper Images

July 25, 2016

You can’t study what you can’t see. That is why the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s…
New tool probes deep into minerals and more

March 27, 2016

Rice Earth scientists have many ways to see deep into the planet, from drilling to seismic models to…
Using DNA Nanoswitches to Study Molecular Forces

March 21, 2016

From the tension of contracting muscle fibers to hydrodynamic stresses within flowing blood, molecules within our bodies are…
Ultrafast microscope used to make slow-motion electron movie

February 18, 2016

University of Colorado Boulder researchers have demonstrated the use of the world’s first ultrafast optical microscope, allowing them…
Microscope for Smartphone

February 15, 2016

Nurugo Micro is a light digital microscope for smartphone with 400x magnification and high resolution. Simply attach it to your…
New handheld, pen-sized microscope could ID cancer cells in doctor’s offices and operating rooms

January 27, 2016

Surgeons removing a malignant brain tumor don’t want to leave cancerous material behind. But they’re also trying to…
Measuring Nanoscale Features with Fractions of Light

December 4, 2015

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers are seeing the light, but in an altogether different way.…
New Technology May Help Surgeons Save Lives

November 17, 2015

Researchers at the University of Arizona have invented a device that for the first time allows neurosurgeons who…
Plastic microscope designed to bring better diagnostic care for world’s rural poor

October 23, 2015

For a project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges in Global Health Initiative, a…
New microscopy technology augments surgeon’s view for greater accuracy

October 7, 2015

Augmented microscopy provides real-time overlay of real and computer-generated images Researchers at the University of Arizona (UA) have…
Quick, easy and early diagnosis with rare earth ions

March 10, 2015

Lack of oxygen in cells is an indicator of diseases as serious as cerebral haemorrhages, stroke and cancer.…
Detecting extraterrestrial life using mechanical nanosensors

December 30, 2014

Looking for life on other planets is not straightforward. It usually relies on chemical detection, which might be…
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