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Picene Molecule Demonstrates Potential for Electronic Applications

Picene Molecule Demonstrates Potential for Electronic Applications

The emerging field of molecular electronics could take our definition of portable to the next level, enabling the construction of tiny circuits from molecular components. In these highly efficient devices, individual molecules would take on the roles currently played by comparatively-bulky wires, resistors and transistors. [More]
New Report on Global and Chinese Slit Lamp Microscope Industry

New Report on Global and Chinese Slit Lamp Microscope Industry

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Slit Lamp Microscope Industry Report 2014" report to their offering. [More]
New Report on Worldwide Markets for Microscopes

New Report on Worldwide Markets for Microscopes

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Microscopes - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. [More]
Specialized Adaptive Optics Microscope Peers through Visually Opaque Obscuring Layer

Specialized Adaptive Optics Microscope Peers through Visually Opaque Obscuring Layer

Zooming in on diseased tissue or scanning fragile biological samples are essential tools in medicine and biological research, but this often requires peering through layers of tissue and other materials that can blur and distort the image. Certain modern microscopes can compensate for this, but only for weak aberrations or by using invasive "guide stars," imaging aids that provide a stable reference point. [More]
DESY X-ray Stroboscope Films Movement of Lipid Molecules

DESY X-ray Stroboscope Films Movement of Lipid Molecules

Researchers from Göttingen in collaboration with colleagues from Augsburg have 'filmed' the movement of lipid molecules using an X-ray stroboscope at DESY. In the scientific journal Physical Review Letters, researchers lead by Professor Tim Salditt of the University of Göttingen report that their study offers new insights into the dynamics of biomolecules, which compose materials such as cell membranes. [More]
Chemical Composition of Lithium Iron Phosphate Nanocrystals Mapped Using Ptychography

Chemical Composition of Lithium Iron Phosphate Nanocrystals Mapped Using Ptychography

A record-setting X-ray microscopy experiment may have ushered in a new era for nanoscale imaging. Working at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), a collaboration of researchers used low energy or “soft” X-rays to image structures only five nanometers in size. [More]
Electron Tomography Helps Analyze 3D Macromolecular Architecture of Plant Cell Walls

Electron Tomography Helps Analyze 3D Macromolecular Architecture of Plant Cell Walls

Comparison of 3D TEM imaging techniques reveals never-seen-before details of plant cell walls, according to a study published September 10, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Purbasha Sarkar from University of California, Berkeley and colleagues. [More]
3D Ptychography Helps Peer into Layer Structure of Coated Tandem Solar Cell

3D Ptychography Helps Peer into Layer Structure of Coated Tandem Solar Cell

The sharp X-ray vision of DESY's research light source PETRA III paves the way for a new technique to produce cheap, flexible and versatile double solar cells. [More]
Ommaditias' Nanonipples Complicate Analysis of Common Fly’s Compound Eyes

Ommaditias' Nanonipples Complicate Analysis of Common Fly’s Compound Eyes

In our vain human struggle to kill flies, our hands and swatters often come up lacking. This is due to no fault of our own, but rather to flies' compound eyes. Arranged in a hexagonal, convex pattern, compound eyes consist of hundreds of optical units called ommatidia, which together bestow upon flies a nearly 360-degree field of vision. [More]
Macquarie University ALS/MND Research Centre to Acquire Powerful Microscope with BitFury’s Bitcoin Donation

Macquarie University ALS/MND Research Centre to Acquire Powerful Microscope with BitFury’s Bitcoin Donation

BitFury Group, the leading bitcoin infrastructure provider and bitcoin transaction processing company today announced that it is donating 100 bitcoins—an equivalent of $50.000—to the Macquarie University ALS/MND Research Centre. [More]