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A perovskite and AlGaN hydrogen economy?

A perovskite and AlGaN hydrogen economy?

11/21/2014 Much research is being done on photovoltaic solar power generation. Silicon, amorphous silicon, thin-film cadmium telluride, thin-film copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS), organic semiconductor, perovskite, dye-sensitized, an...
Two-photon polymerization produces micrometer-sized swimming actuators for bioscience

Two-photon polymerization produces micrometer-sized swimming actuators for bioscience

11/18/2014 Using a combination of two-photon polymerization and directed nanoparticle self-organization, researchers at ETH Zurich (Switzerland) have created microscopic actuators that swim through fluids and can carry bioactive molecules.
Fluorescence imaging and MRI-capable nanoparticles could track disease

Fluorescence imaging and MRI-capable nanoparticles could track disease


Chemists at MIT have developed new nanoparticles that can perform fluorescence imaging along with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in living animals.

IC 3D fluorescence detection technology can rapidly detect bacteria in blood samples

Fluorescence detection method diagnoses bloodstream infection quickly

11/17/2014 Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a new bloodstream infection test that uses fluorescence detection to speed diagnosis with unprecedented accuracy, allowing physicians to treat patients with pot...

Fraunhofer ILT optical technique analyzes GaN on the nanometer scale


In collaboration with fellow researchers from RWTH Aachen University, scientists from Fraunhofer ILT have developed a broadband tunable laser system based on near-field microscopy that analyzes GaN on the nanometer scale.

Laser probing of alkali-metal atoms may enable more stable and accurate portable atomic clocks

11/12/2014 Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Draper Laboratory (both in Cambridge, MA) have come up with a new approach to atomic timekeeping that may enable more stable and accurate portable atomic cloc...

Rosetta, photonics, and Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

11/12/2014 The historic landing  on the Comet 67P/CG by the ESA's Rosetta spacecraft is producing a flood of images and data--and many of these result from onboard scientific instruments based on optics, image sensors, spectrome...
In the researchers' optogenetic method, thoughts control a near-infrared LED, which starts the production of a molecule in a reaction chamber

Optogenetic method controls gene expression in thoughts

11/12/2014 A team of researchers has developed an optogenetic gene regulation method that enables thought-specific brainwaves to control the conversion of genes into proteins (gene expression). The scientists envision that their method co...
Tabletop x-ray source is driven by mid-IR ultrafast laser pulses

Tabletop x-ray source is driven by mid-IR ultrafast laser pulses

11/11/2014 A midinfrared ultrafast laser developed by electrical engineers at the Photonics Institute, Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien; Vienna, Austria) and Max-Born-Institut für Nichtlineare Optik und Kurzzeitspektroskopie (Berl...
Mouse kidneys, liver, and pancreas imaged after treatment with a variety of protocols: a saline solution, Scale, SeeDB, CUBIC, and CB-Perfusion (which was used in this fluorescence microscopy study)

Fluorescence microscopy method images whole body at single-cell resolution

11/11/2014 A team of researchers in Japan has developed a fluorescence microscopy method that pairs tissue decolorization and light-sheet fluorescence microscopy to take extremely detailed images of the interior of individual organs and e...

Microfluidic manufacturing project installs international advisory board


The MFManufacturing project announced the establishment of an advisory board with industrial and academic members from Europe, the USA, and China.

Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute is working with Intrexon on a study using the company's Laser Enabled Analysis and Processing (LEAP) system for generating human iPSCs

Automated laser-based cell manipulation can generate stem cells for pathology

11/07/2014 Scientists at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, an induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) generator, have collaborated with synthetic biology company Intrexon on a study using the company's Laser Enabled Analysis and Pr...

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