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August 24, 2016

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August 24, 2016

Bioimaging: A Clear View of the Nervous System

Aug. 22, 2016 — A new and versatile imaging technique enables researchers to trace the trajectories of whole nerve cells and provides extensive insights into the structure of neuronal ... read more

An Unexpected Finding: Rare Iodine Polymer Discovery Is Key to Starch-Iodine Mystery

Aug. 18, 2016 — In the pursuit of a new class of photovoltaic materials, researchers happened upon an entirely different discovery that addresses a centuries-old mystery of chemistry: Why does an iodine solution ... read more

X-Ray Optics on a Chip

Aug. 18, 2016 — Waveguides are widely used for filtering, confining, guiding, coupling or splitting beams of visible light. However, creating waveguides that could do the same for X-rays has posed tremendous ... read more

Aug. 17, 2016 — When it comes to even the most advanced materials, the adage 'if it does not bend, it breaks' is often true. But before that final snap, most materials experience microscopic damage that ... read more

New MRI Technique Sheds Technology's Longtime Limits

Aug. 16, 2016 — Since its emergence in the 1970s, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has given physicians a better look inside tissues, helping to diagnose maladies from brain tumors to internal bleeding to torn ... read more

Aug. 15, 2016 — Scientists have proposed a graphene-based spaser that can 'sniff out' a single molecule, which could be used to detect even small amounts of various substances, including ... read more

Aug. 15, 2016 — Strong field ionization has been studied for over half a century. Yet, the role of electron spin during this process has been largely overlooked. Surprisingly, our joint experimental and theoretical ... read more

Aug. 15, 2016 — Interactions between tiny particles trapped in light are found to differ, depending on the light's shape, report scientists. Physical phenomena, such as particle behavior in higher order modes ... read more

Aug. 12, 2016 — A new paper provides proof of a new concept, using new solid 3-D superlenses to break through the scale of things previously visible through a ... read more

Aug. 12, 2016 — Researchers have created a new imaging technique that allows scientists to probe the internal makeup of a battery during charging and discharging using different X-ray energies while rotating the ... read more

Aug. 11, 2016 — Taking a cue from medical imaging, scientists have invented a multi-view microscope that captures higher-resolution, 3D images of live cells and tissues without upping the dose of potentially harmful ... read more

Aug. 11, 2016 — Fatty acids found on the surface of water droplets react with sunlight to form organic molecules, a new study reports, essentially uncovering a previously unknown form of ... read more

Aug. 11, 2016 — The deuteron -- one of the simplest atomic nuclei, consisting of just one proton and one neutron -- is considerably smaller than previously thought, say researchers who measured the proton and found ... read more

Aug. 11, 2016 — New electrochromic material could lead to self-shading glass windows that save energy by reducing the need for air-conditioning, report ... read more

Aug. 11, 2016 — Researchers have developed a new fluorescence microscopy approach that significantly improves image resolution by acquiring three views of a sample at the same time. Their new method is particularly ... read more

Silicon Brings More Color to Holograms

Aug. 12, 2016 — Silicon holograms harness the full visible spectrum to bring holographic projections one step closer, report scientists. A research team has now demonstrated the hologram of three flat images at ... read more

Aug. 11, 2016 — Depending on their applications, quantum dots need to be tailored in terms of their structure and properties. Chemists have shown that quantum dots obtained by their novel method can be successfully ... read more

Aug. 10, 2016 — Atomic force microscopes make the nanostructure of surfaces visible. Their probes scan the investigation material with finest measurement needles. Researchers have now succeeded in adapting these ... read more

Aug. 10, 2016 — Scientists have developed a novel technique to let atoms interact over large ... read more

Aug. 10, 2016 — The upconversion of photons allows for a more efficient use of light: Two photons are converted into a single photon having higher energy. Researchers now showed for the first time that the inner ... read more

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