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    Robert Hooke, a man for the times

    An underrated overachiever in the world of science.

    Robert Hooke was one of the greatest scientists of the 17th century. Think about that.Hooke was born in England, ...

    Core Sciences October 30, 2020
  • Microscopy gets boost from z-splitter prism

    Researchers unveil a new and versatile technique.

    US researchers say they have developed a simple way to capture high-quality 3D images of live cells and organisms wit...

    Computing October 23, 2020
  • New microscope sets new standards

    Researchers detect interactions between molecules.

    Australian scientists have reported achieving new levels of resolution in single-molecule microscopy, allowing them t...

    Biology April 22, 2020
  • Is that a water tester in your pocket?

    Your smartphone can help you discover what’s living in the neighbourhood pond.

    University of HoustonTechnology developed by researchers at the University of Houston in the US will let you test for...

    Technology November 11, 2016
  • The eye cells have it

    A virus carrying a gene tagged with green fluorescent protein.

    Credit: Keunyoung Kim, Wonkyu Ju and Mark Ellisman, National Centre for Microscopy and Imaging Research, UC San Diego...

    Biology October 23, 2016
  • Eric the robot, 3-D hurricane simulator and Mars up close

    It’s said that pictures are worth 1,000 words – so to round out the workweek, here’s 5,000 words ...

    SCIENCE MUSEUM / KEYSTONE-FRANCE / GETTY IMAGESBring UK's first robot back to life The Science Museum London launched...

    Technology May 20, 2016
  • Filming living cells in close-up

    Physicists have upgraded super-resolution microscopes.

    Inside every cell, billions of molecules continually writhe in an endless, carefully choreographed dance. Each step a...

    Biology September 7, 2015
  • Dye crystals up close

    Biochemist Linden Gledhill creates art to dye for.

    Allura Red AC food dye, imaged using differential interference contrast (DIC) microscopy – Linden GledhillBiochemis...

    Physics June 29, 2015
  • How to choose a new microscope

    Buying a microscope can be a daunting prospect for the uninitiated.

    First you need to decide what you want to use the instrument for and your skill level – some microscopes are easier t...

    Technology March 16, 2015
  • This lens could turn your smartphone into a microscope

    The chance discovery of the power of a simple silicon polymer droplet could revolutionise remote ...

    Biomedical engineer Stephen Lee has found a cheap and simple way to turn smartphones into microscopes by attaching a ...

    Technology May 5, 2014
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