• Bacteria looking sharp

    Ultra-crisp images reveal outer membrane’s Achilles heel.

    An international team of researchers has captured the sharpest images ever of living bacteria, revealing the complex ...

    Biology October 26, 2021
  • The quantum microscope revolution is here

    New entanglement-based sensor surpasses light-based microscopes.

    University of Queensland researchers have built a quantum microscope based on the strange phenomenon Albert Einstein ...

    Australia June 10, 2021
  • 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 camera has more than just speed

    It can capture transparent objects and even shockwaves.

    Lihong Wang is not one to rest on his laurels. Barely a year after developing the world's fastest camera (capable of ...

    Computing January 22, 2020
  • Tiny turtle takes top prize

    See all the entries in the Nikon Small World Competition.

    This stunning image of a fluorescent turtle embryo has won top spot in the 45th Annual Nikon Small World Competition....

    Animals October 22, 2019
  • A protein chaperone

    Microscopy helps reveal a potential therapeutic.

    This is an extreme close-up of a protein called Hsp104, found in a fungus called Calcarisporiella Thermophila. The ex...

    Biology February 27, 2019
  • The berth of cool

    The shape of the protein that lets us sense cold is revealed.

    This image is derived from a technique called cryo-electron microscopy, and shows for the first time the intricate st...

    Biology February 7, 2019
  • A human cell, inflated

    New method allows better imaging without distortion.

    There are two ways to get a closer look at something very small: build a better microscope or make the object larger....

    Biology December 18, 2018
  • Kidney colours

    MRI image wins photography prize

    Using diffusion tensor imaging, an MRI-based imaging technique, Nian Wang from the Centre for In Vivo Microscopy at D...

    Biology December 16, 2018
  • Watch: an embryo on show

    Microscope provides unique inside view as a new life begins. Nick Carne reports.

    Embryonic mouse neural tubes, growing and folding.K. McDole et al./ Cell 2018A new microscope has given scientists th...

    Biology October 14, 2018
  • The retina of a mouse

    A computer-based mosaic stitches together many images to produce a stunning image.

    What looks like the gossamer wings of a butterfly is actually the retina of a mouse, delicately snipped to lay flat a...

    Biology May 14, 2018
  • Fish face

    At only 6 days old, the face of this zebrafish is becoming clear.

    Zebrafish (Danio rerio) is a favorite model for studying development, in part because its transparent embryos make it...

    Uncategorized May 9, 2018
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