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A lab image shows the detection of the newly-developed nanoparticle contrast agents inside a mouse cell with optical fluorescence in red The cell nucleus and plasma membrane are depicted in blue and green, respectively Photo Giovanni Marco Saladino
This tiny PCR chip can amplify DNA much more quickly than conventional, benchtop PCR systems Credit Adapted from ACS Nano 2021, DOI 101021acsnano1c02154
  • Brain research

    Brain Research Advances with Light-Based Technologies

    Common methods of brain imaging present many challenges: some are invasive, others may contain harmful radiation, and many are difficult to use or require the patient to remain absolutely still throughout the process.  Today researchers are...
  • light technologies advancing

    Advancements in Lighting Technologies

    It has been nearly 200 years since the first constant electric light was demonstrated, spurring researchers throughout the world to advance the technology that brought illumination to homes and businesses.While the light that glows in our homes has...
  • COVID-19 research

    Light Technologies in the Fight Against COVID-19

    Nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, and while far too many people have lost their lives or are suffering long-term symptoms, today’s light-based technologies offer hope by advancing methods of disinfection, diagnostics, treatment and...
  • plastic bottle by the ocean

    Optical Tools Enable the Study of Microplastics

    Plastics have only been around since the 1950s and yet they’re everywhere: scattered in our lakes, rivers, floating on the top of oceans, and dropping to the bottom. Back in the 1950s and 60s, plastics were hailed as a useful invention, used...
  • Light technology in medicine

    Light Research Advances Medical Diagnostics & Health

    Light technologies are increasingly contributing to our health and longevity. While, for example, cancer is among the leading causes of death worldwide, death rates for individual cancer types have declined in part due to advanced research on light...
  • A hot object can be fully hidden from infrared detection by adding polyethylene glycol to an aerogel film Credit American Chemical Society

    Thin Film Hides Objects from Infrared Detectors

    Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed an aerogel film made of DuPont Kevlar fibers that makes objects invisible to infrared detectors. A successful method for hiding objects from heat-sensing cameras could be...
  • Measuring and Self-Adjusting Spectral Power Distribution of LED Systems

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