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Novel Reusable Probe for AFM Enables Precision and Stability in Picoscale Force Measurements

Novel Reusable Probe for AFM Enables Precision and Stability in Picoscale Force Measurements

JILA researchers have engineered a short, flexible, reusable probe for the atomic force microscope (AFM) that enables state-of-the-art precision and stability in picoscale force measurements. Shorter, softer and more agile than standard and recently enhanced AFM probes, the JILA tips will benefit nanotechnology and studies of folding and stretching in biomolecules such as proteins and DNA. [More]
Open House at UD’s Advanced Microscopy and Microanalysis and Advanced Materials Characterization Lab

Open House at UD’s Advanced Microscopy and Microanalysis and Advanced Materials Characterization Lab

The science and engineering research community in and around the University of Delaware is invited to attend an open house at the W. M. Keck Center for Advanced Microscopy and Microanalysis and the Advanced Materials Characterization Lab on Friday, April 4, from 1-5 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. [More]
EPFL Scientists Use Super-Resolution Microscopy Technique to Understand Bacteria Division

EPFL Scientists Use Super-Resolution Microscopy Technique to Understand Bacteria Division

Scientists at EPFL have used a super-resolution microscopy technique to understand how bacteria divide. Their findings refute conventional models and can pave the way for the development of new antibiotics. [More]
SEK 57M Funding to Enable Umea University Become National Resource for Advanced Electron Microscopy

SEK 57M Funding to Enable Umea University Become National Resource for Advanced Electron Microscopy

Umeå University in Sweden will be a national resource for advanced electron microscopy thanks to a contribution of SEK 57 million. Scientists across the country will be able to use the techniques for research, including detailed studies of microorganisms that cause infectious diseases. [More]
Spatial Light Interference Microscopy Techniques Enable Noninvasive Measurement of Human Neural Networks

Spatial Light Interference Microscopy Techniques Enable Noninvasive Measurement of Human Neural Networks

A new technique, developed by researchers in the Quantitative Light Imaging Laboratory at the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois, provides a method to noninvasively measure human neural networks in order to characterize how they form. [More]
Scientists Solve High-Resolution Structure of TSPO Molecular Transporter

Scientists Solve High-Resolution Structure of TSPO Molecular Transporter

The word "cholesterol" is directly linked in most people's minds with high-fat foods, worrying blood test results, and cardiovascular diseases. However, despite its bad reputation, cholesterol is essential to our wellbeing: It stabilizes cell membranes and is a raw material for the production of different hormones in the cell's power plants – the mitochondria. [More]
Innovative Optical Techniques Enable Study of Molecular Interactions at Interfaces

Innovative Optical Techniques Enable Study of Molecular Interactions at Interfaces

Molecular interactions occurring at the interface between water and other substances can have an influence on the functioning of our bodies. EPFL researchers have been able to observe these interactions through the use of highly innovative optical techniques. [More]
Random Twitching of Microparticles in Fluid and Price Developments on the Financial Market Have Same Underlying Mechanism

Random Twitching of Microparticles in Fluid and Price Developments on the Financial Market Have Same Underlying Mechanism

When scientists observe minute particles like nanoparticles or bacteria in fluid under a microscope, they don't see a motionless image. What they do see are particles making the tiniest irregular twitches not unlike the nervous ups-and-downs of market prices and exchange rates. These two forms of random twitching – microparticles in fluid and price developments on the financial market – are not just similar at first sight as a Japanese-Swiss team has now demonstrated. The underlying mechanism is the same too. [More]
FEI Installs High-end Electron Microscope Suite at SFU New Centre for Soft Materials

FEI Installs High-end Electron Microscope Suite at SFU New Centre for Soft Materials

FEI announced today that it has completed the installation of a suite of high-end electron microscopes at Simon Fraser University's (SFU) new Centre for Soft Materials. [More]
JEOL Announce 2014 SEM and TEM Imaging Contest, Select January and February Winners

JEOL Announce 2014 SEM and TEM Imaging Contest, Select January and February Winners

JEOL USA has launched an imaging contest to showcase some of the best work of users of its electron microscopes. A winning image will be selected for each month of 2014, judged by JEOL's SEM and TEM applications teams for their technical and artistic qualities. [More]
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