Image processing can be used to accelerate, control and optimise processes. When artificial intelligence comes into play, the range of applications becomes even wider. This is especially true for agriculture and the food...
Scientists have formulated a unique measurement and imaging method that would resolve nanostructures smaller than the diffraction boundary of light without necessitating any labels or dyes.
When cities transform into a colorful world of lights as darkness falls, it's often only possible to estimate their contours, which depending on the perspective can draw the attention to key details or trivia.
The central nervous system (CNS) consists of several types of cells having varied specialized functions. While many of these cell types have been studied, fibroblast cells in the CNS remain underexplored.
Researchers have developed a miniature microscope that is designed for high-resolution 3D images inside the brains of living mice. By imaging deeper into the brain than previously possible with miniature widefield microscopes, the new lightweight microscope could help scientists better understand how brain cells and circuits operate.
Super-resolution methods based on frequency shift can boost the resolution of microscope images by two times. STORM, STED, and other methods in fluorescence microscopy can boost spatial resolution to more than 10 times the diffraction limit, and the latter received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2014.
While many researchers use optical nanoscopes for their research, they are currently limited in their resolution due to how light diffracts. While techniques have been developed to combat this, there are still improvements. One research team in Beijing believes that multi-photon microscopy is the answer.
PSI scientists have developed a ground-breaking achromatic lens for X-rays. This allows the X-ray beams to be accurately focused on a single point even if they have different wavelengths.
A newly proposed technique enables rapid 3D image acquisition. One-scan is a technique involving an elongated light spot that resembles a "needle" which captures three-dimensional (3D) images of a specimen.
Inflammation of the middle ear is often triggered a cholesteatoma, an aggressive form of chronic otitis media. In order to detect cholesteatomas and bacterial biofilms and to remove them safely, the new collaborative project 'BetterView' is working on a special surgical microscope.