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High-Performance Microscopy for Membrane Receptors

05-Jun-2015

In a new Collaborative Research Centre scientists from Würzburg and Jena are examining the function of membrane receptors with the most modern light microscopy. The objective is to gain new findings about how these receptors work and to develop the high-performance light microscopy further. ...

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Short, Ultrashort, Sub-Cycle Short

Making light pulses ever-shorter is one of the goals in ultrafast optics.

04-Jun-2015

Ultrashort light pulses are a valuable achievement. They make it possible to observe chemical reactions, opening up the field of femtochemistry. Other current and/or future applications include high capacity telecommunications systems, photonic switching devices, optical coherence tomography, and ...

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Measuring the mass of molecules on the nano-scale

By observing the shift in eigenstates of coupled microcantilevers, researchers can measure nanogram-scale mass in a liquid environment with extreme accuracy

04-Jun-2015

Working with a device that slightly resembles a microscopically tiny tuning fork, researchers at the University of Tsukuba in Japan have recently developed coupled microcantilevers that can make mass measurements on the order of nanograms with only a 1 percent margin of error - potentially ...

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New sensing tech could help detect diseases, fraudulent art, chemical weapons

03-Jun-2015

From airport security detecting explosives to art historians authenticating paintings, society's thirst for powerful sensors is growing. Given that, few sensing techniques can match the buzz created by surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS).Discovered in the 1970s, SERS is a sensing technique ...

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Novel X-ray lens sharpens view into the nano world

DESY team produces high-power X-ray lens

03-Jun-2015

A team led by DESY scientists has designed, fabricated and successfully tested a novel X-ray lens that produces sharper and brighter images of the nano world. The lens employs an innovative concept to redirect X-rays over a wide range of angles, making a high convergence power. The larger the ...

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Eurofins acquires Diatherix Laboratories, Inc.

02-Jun-2015

Eurofins Scientific announces that it has signed an agreement to acquire Diatherix Laboratories, Inc. for approximately US$ 50m, plus an earn-out upon achievement of pre-defined revenue and profitability targets. Completion of the transaction is expected in the next 30 days and is subject to ...

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Ocean Optics Appoints Vice President Technology

Steven Frey to lead the development of new optical measurement technologies

02-Jun-2015

Ocean Optics has appointed Steven Frey to the position of Vice President of Technology.In his new role, Frey will drive the development of technologies for next generation applications of miniature spectroscopy. He will lead the company’s team of design and applications engineers in developing ...

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'Green chemistry' to quantify the components of cosmetics

A UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country researcher has developed and applied three methods to analyze various compounds in cosmetics

02-Jun-2015

Cosmetics is an important industry worldwide and has attained high levels of sophistication. There are over 10,000 components that can be used to make cosmetics; so it is essential to monitor these components to guarantee consumer safety. Regulation 1223/2009 approved by the European Union in ...

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New technique speeds nanoMRI imaging

Multiplexing technique for nanoscale magnetic resonance imaging cuts normal scan time from two weeks to two days

01-Jun-2015

NanoMRI is a scanning technique that produces nondestructive, high-resolution 3-D images of nanoscale objects, and it promises to become a powerful tool for researchers and companies exploring the shape and function of biological materials such as viruses and cells in much the same way as ...

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Hach Lange announces name change

01-Jun-2015

Hach Company and Dr Lange merged more than 10 years ago with the goal of continuing to improve water analysis for our customers. In the future, we will use the single, international brand name “Hach.” We are known by the name Hach in all countries outside Europe. Moving to this single name ...

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