The Thermo Scientific Cymon remote monitoring application essentially replicates the next-generation display of the Cytomat 10 Automated Incubator on a Samsung 10.1” touchscreen tablet, which can be operated remotely.
Electronic cigarettes have exploded in popularity in recent months. But is that vapor you're inhaling any safer than taking a drag on a cigarette?
Light behaves both as a particle and as a wave. Since the days of Einstein, scientists have been trying to directly observe both of these aspects of light at the same time. Now, scientists have succeeded in capturing the first-ever snapshot of this dual behavior.
There is a resolution revolution underway. Building powerful instruments that shatter the physical limits of optical microscopy, scientists are beginning to watch molecular processes as they happen, and in three dimensions.
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Scientists have identified two optical structures within the limpet’s shell that give its blue-striped appearance. The structures are configured to reflect blue light while absorbing all other wavelengths of incoming light. The findings represent the first evidence of an organism using mineralized structural components to produce optical displays.
The key to geysers is an underground bend or loop that traps steam and then bubbles it out slowly to heat the water column above until it is just short of boiling. Eventually, the steam bubbles trigger sudden boiling from the top of the column, releasing pressure on the water below and allowing it to boil as well.
Oxytocin, sometimes referred to as the “love” or “cuddle” hormone, has a legendary status in popular culture because of its vital role in social and sexual behavior and long-term bonding. Now, researchers have discovered it also has a remarkable influence on the intoxicating effect of alcohol.
Using ultracold atoms as a stand-in for electrons, a team of physicists has simulated superconducting materials and made headway on a problem that’s vexed physicists for nearly three decades.
Research has revealed previously unobserved behaviors that show how details of the transfer of heat at the nanoscale cause nanoparticles to change shape in ensembles. The new finds depict three distinct stages of evolution in groups of gold nanorods, from the initial rod shape to the intermediate shape to a sphere-shaped nanoparticle.
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Here’s one way to get kids excited about programming: a "robot garden" with dozens of fast-changing LED lights and more than 100 origami robots that can crawl, swim and blossom like flowers. A team has developed a system that illustrates their research on distributed algorithms via robotic sheep, origami flowers that can open and change colors and robotic ducks that fold into shape by being heated in an oven.
Blockbuster action movies probably won't win any Oscars this Sunday, but the science behind these films' spectacular explosions is worthy of recognition.
Scientists have developed a prototype of a “tree” that harvests solar energy from its surroundings— whether indoors or outdoors— stores it and turns it into electricity to power small devices such as mobile phones, humidifiers, thermometers and LED light bulbs.
A burst of evolutionary innovation in the genes responsible for electrical communication among nerve cells in our brains occurred over 600 million years ago in a common ancestor of humans and the sea anemone.