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  1. Research Identifies Key Weakness In Modern Computer Vision Systems

    In a finding that could point the way toward better computer vision systems, Brown University researchers show why computers are so bad at seeing when one thing is not like another.

  2. Nano-Optic Endoscope Sees Deep Into Tissue At High Resolution

    The diagnosis of diseases based in internal organs often relies on biopsy samples collected from affected regions. But collecting such samples is highly error-prone due to the inability of current endoscopic imaging techniques to accurately visualize sites of disease.

  3. Imec Scientist Awarded ERC Starting Grant To Develop Ultra-Small Microscopes

    Imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, announces that Niels Verellen, one of its young scientists, has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant.

  4. Lasers Write Better Anodes

    Sodium-ion batteries have potential to replace the currently used lithium-ion batteries by using the cheaper (less than a thirtieth of the cost of lithium) and more abundant sodium resource.

  5. Space Station Experiment Reaches Ultracold Milestone

    NASA's Cold Atom Laboratory (CAL) was installed in the station's U.S. science lab in late May and is now producing clouds of ultracold atoms known as Bose-Einstein condensates.

  6. Alexander Taps Lasers To Mimic Shark Skin, Other Natural Surfaces

    A University of Nebraska–Lincoln research team led by Dennis Alexander is working to translate that evolutionary advantage — and others crafted by Mother Nature — onto metal surfaces. Ultimately, the work will give metal the same unique properties, allowing it to be used for defense and industrial purposes.

  7. LCSB Researchers Predict Cell Conversion Factors

    Thanks to a newly developed computational method, Luxembourg researchers can accurately predict how one subpopulation of cells can be converted into another.

  8. X-Ray Technology Reveals Never-Before-Seen Matter Around Black Hole

    In an international collaboration between Japan and Sweden, scientists clarified how gravity affects the shape of matter near the black hole in binary system Cygnus X-1. Their findings, which were published in Nature Astronomy this month, may help scientists further understand the physics of strong gravity and the evolution of black holes and galaxies.

  9. Metrohm Acquires B&W Tek

    Metrohm AG from Herisau, Switzerland and B&W Tek from Newark in Delaware, USA are pleased to announce the acquisition of B&W Tek’s Spectroscopy Solution Business, B&W Tek LLC, as well as several overseas subsidiaries.

  10. Researchers Develop A New Method To Detect Nucleation

    As a solution evaporates, the dissolved chemicals concentrate until they begin forming a crystal through a process called nucleation.