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Cryo-Electron Tomography Reveals Internal Structure of Ultra-Small Bacteria

Cryo-Electron Tomography Reveals Internal Structure of Ultra-Small Bacteria

Scientists have captured the first detailed microscopy images of ultra-small bacteria that are believed to be about as small as life can get. The research was led by scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley. The existence of ultra-small bacteria has been debated for two decades, but there hasn't been a comprehensive electron microscopy and DNA-based description of the microbes until now. [More]
High-Resolution Structural Analysis Reveals 3D Nanoarchitecture of Photonic Structures in Limpet’s Shells

High-Resolution Structural Analysis Reveals 3D Nanoarchitecture of Photonic Structures in Limpet’s Shells

The blue-rayed limpet is a tiny mollusk that lives in kelp beds along the coasts of Norway, Iceland, the United Kingdom, Portugal, and the Canary Islands. These diminutive organisms — as small as a fingernail — might escape notice entirely, if not for a very conspicuous feature: bright blue dotted lines that run in parallel along the length of their translucent shells. Depending on the angle at which light hits, a limpet’s shell can flash brilliantly even in murky water. [More]
Groundbreaking X-Ray Microscope at the Hard X-ray Nanoprobe Beamline

Groundbreaking X-Ray Microscope at the Hard X-ray Nanoprobe Beamline

Delivering the capability to image nanostructures and chemical reactions down to nanometer resolution requires a new class of x-ray microscope that can perform precision microscopy experiments using ultra-bright x-rays from the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) at Brookhaven National Laboratory. [More]
Trends and Forecast Report on Global Life Science Microscopy Devices Market

Trends and Forecast Report on Global Life Science Microscopy Devices Market

Microscopes have enabled researchers to conduct in-depth academic and exploratory research. Increasing interest in life science areas such as nanoscience, and pharmacology and toxicology has created a need for advanced microscopes employing mediums much more penetrative than light i.e., electron, X-ray, etc. [More]
New Method to Measure Conformation of Single Molecule “Wiring”

New Method to Measure Conformation of Single Molecule “Wiring”

It’s nearly 50 years since Gordon Moore predicted that the density of transistors on an integrated circuit would double every two years. “Moore’s Law” has turned out to be a self-fulfilling prophecy that technologists pushed to meet, but to continue into the future, engineers will have to make radical changes to the structure or composition of circuits. One potential way to achieve this is to develop devices based on single-molecule connections. [More]
QSTORM Project Aims to Use Blinking Quantum Dots for Enhancing Microscopy Resolution

QSTORM Project Aims to Use Blinking Quantum Dots for Enhancing Microscopy Resolution

What happens when a chemical engineer and a physicist walk into a bar? They forge a collaboration that could change biological imaging. [More]
Keysight Announces New 8500B, Low-Voltage, High-Resolution FE-SEM System with Fully Integrated EDS

Keysight Announces New 8500B, Low-Voltage, High-Resolution FE-SEM System with Fully Integrated EDS

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today announced the immediate availability of its newest field-emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM), the 8500B. [More]
Confocal Microscope Helps Predict Non-Linear Optical Properties of Metamaterials

Confocal Microscope Helps Predict Non-Linear Optical Properties of Metamaterials

Researchers at the University of California Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) used a new theory for non-linear light scattering to show that non-linear optical properties of metamaterials can be predicted easily. The study has been described in the journal Nature Materials. [More]
Cornell Receives NSF Grant to Acquire Cryogenic, Aberration-Corrected Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope

Cornell Receives NSF Grant to Acquire Cryogenic, Aberration-Corrected Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope

A first-of-its-kind electron microscope, which will allow materials to be studied in their natural environments using an electron beam focused down to a subatomic spot, is coming to Cornell. [More]
South Dakota Scientists to Examine Living Cells at Biochemical Spatio-temporal NeTwork Resource

South Dakota Scientists to Examine Living Cells at Biochemical Spatio-temporal NeTwork Resource

Scientists in South Dakota will examine living cells at a molecular level to find out how cells become cancerous, how viruses attack animals and humans and how plants can capture more nitrogen through a new collaborative research center called Biochemical Spatio-temporal NeTwork Resource (BioSNTR). [More]