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  1. Graphene Paints A Corrosion-Free Future

    A thin layer of graphene paint can make impermeable and chemically resistant coatings which could be used for packaging to keep food fresh for longer and protect metal structures against corrosion, new findings from The University of Manchester show.

  2. Perfect Focus Through Thick Layers May Bring Better Vision To Medicine

    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.

  3. Mass Spectroscopy Technique Used Directly On Blood Samples Could Lead To Quicker Use Of Correct Antibiotics

    A mass spectroscopy technique able to identify bacterial infections within minutes could lead to quicker administering of the correct treatment, a study presented at the American Society for Microbiology’s annual ICAAC meeting in Washington, DC, found. By John Otrompke

  4. Manufacturing A More Accurate Bioimaging Protein

    Using certain cells lines, scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München research center in Germany have found a way to manufacture the bioimaging protein Amrose. The novel approach provided the cells with the right materials and then let them formulate into the complex molecule independently.

  5. New Autofluorescence Device Tracks Wound Infections

    The clinical evaluation of chronic wounds has long suffered from subjective bias. A new device, however, may make invisible bacteria detectable without lab tests or other interventions.

  6. Custom Sensors And Complex Systems Allow For Competitive Advantages For OEM Device Manufacturers

    First Sensor specializes in the development and manufacture of custom sensors, electronics, modules and complex systems. As a solution provider the company offers complete development services from a first draft and proof of concept up to the development of prototypes and finally serial production.

  7. Rugged Digital HDR-CMOS Cameras For Automotive And Mobile OEM Applications

    First Sensor presents the new digital Blue Eagle camera line with a very light sensitive HDR-CMOS image sensor and excellent thermal and mechanical stability for use in automotive and mobile OEM applications. With its high dynamic range >100 dB the megapixel cameras are ideal for high brightness differences and low light conditions.

  8. Advanced Light Source Sets Microscopy Record

    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. This resolution, obtained at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source (ALS), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, is the highest ever achieved with X-ray microscopy.

  9. UC San Diego Researchers Build First 500 GHz Photon Switch

    The work took nearly four years to complete and it opens a fundamentally new direction in photonics – with far-reaching potential consequences for the control of photons in optical fiber channels.

  10. DARPA Program ‘Grows’ Lasers Directly On Silicon-Based Microchips

    DARPA’s Electronic-Photonic Heterogeneous Integration (E-PHI) program has successfully integrated billions of light-emitting dots on silicon to create an efficient silicon-based laser.

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