Neutrons, Electrons and Theory Reveal Secrets of Natural Gas Reserves

October 30, 2013

Gas and oil deposits in shale have no place to hide from an Oak Ridge National Laboratory technique that provides an inside l...

New Microscopes at NIH Reveal Live, Developing Cells in Unprecedented 3-D Clarity

October 29, 2013

Biology moves into the third dimension, may help observe how a brain develops and viruses attack.

Microscopes Used to Create Images for Art Exhibit at Midway Airport

October 24, 2013

An art exhibit at Chicago's Midway Airport features images created by using microscopy equipment by ZEISS. Researchers fr...

Novel Type of Microscope Uses Neutrons

October 11, 2013

Device could open up new areas of research on materials and biological samples at tiny scales.

Fundamentals of Embryo Development Uncovered in Real Time

October 10, 2013

Andor Zyla high-speed cameras power novel four-lens light-sheet microscope to deliver whole embryo images in under ten second...

3D Dynamic Imaging of Soft Materials

October 4, 2013

Autumn is usually not such a great time for big special effects movies as the summer blockbusters have faded and those for th...

Improved Smartphone Microscope Brings Single-virus Detection to Remote Locations

October 2, 2013

Scientists are reporting an advance in smartphone-based imaging that could help physicians in far-flung and resource-limited ...

'Waviness' Explains Why Carbon Nanotube Forests Have Low Stiffness

October 1, 2013

A new study has found that “waviness” in forests of vertically-aligned carbon nanotubes dramatically reduces thei...

Lens Combines Human and Insect Vision to Focus Wide-Angle Views

September 20, 2013

A lens invented at Ohio State University combines the focusing ability of a human eye with the wide-angle view of an insect e...

Shattering Records: Thinnest Glass in Guinness Book

September 16, 2013

At just a molecule thick, it’s a new record: The world’s thinnest sheet of glass, a serendipitous discovery by sc...

A Material's Multiple Personalities

September 12, 2013

Just like people, materials can sometimes exhibit “multiple personalities.” This kind of unusual behavior in a ce...

Capturing Brain Activity with Sculpted Light

September 9, 2013

Researchers in Vienna develop new imaging technique to study the function of entire nervous systems.

Early Solar System Garnet-Like Mineral Named for Livermore Cosmochemist

August 14, 2013

A recently discovered mineral appears to be clear but may have a tinge of light blue. No matter its color, you won't be a...


August 12, 2013

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New Technique Could Advance Materials Science

August 9, 2013

High pressures and temperatures cause materials to exhibit unusual properties, some of which can be special. Understanding su...