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New research maps nanoparticles in tissue using hyperspectral imaging

This research presents a method for utilizing enhanced darkfield microscopy (EDFM) and hyperspectral imaging (HSI) to easily and rapidly image nanoparticles in tissues from toxicology studies and map the distribution of nanoparticles throughout biological samples based on elemental composition.

Posted: Mar 15th, 2016

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Laser beams with a 'twist'

Researchers have demonstrated a new type of laser that is able to produce laser beams 'with a twist' as its output. The outputs and superpositions of the new type of laser form a set of beams, called vector vortex beams.

Posted: Mar 15th, 2016

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Helping bacteria-powered microrobots plot a course

A team of engineers recently published research on a method for using electric fields to help tiny bio-robots propelled by flagellated bacteria navigate around obstacles in a fluid environment. These microrobots could one day be used for building microscopic devices or even delivering medication at the cellular level.

Posted: Mar 14th, 2016

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