Month: October 2015

Good Design Award 2015 / Awards / News / Sony Design / Sony

Jury Comments The ultimate in TV design may be nothing but a screen, but as technology advances toward this end, designers’ canvas is shrinking, so to speak. The efficient, natural design of this set represents an honest response to these advances. Strikingly thin yet finely finished in all details and graceful overall, it shows how …

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Electron Microscopy Sample Preparation: “The Future is Cold, Dynamic and Hybrid”

Frédéric Leroux: I think the future is cold, dynamical and hybrid. Whereas much of the soft matter electron microscopy has been superseded in the last decade by less-damaging techniques such as confocal, two-photon, multi-photon, and near-field light microscopy by certain extents, there is still a major role for cryo TEM analysis of biomaterials, bio/inorganic interfaces, …

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Illumination (Lighting) Systems for Stereo Microscopes

There are several important factors to consider for high quality microscopic observation and imaging of a sample when selecting the proper type of illumination: Which types of samples are to be observed? Which features of the samples are to be analyzed? Which difficulties are noticed with currently used types of illumination? Is there a need …

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New Predatory Cockroaches (Insecta: Blattaria: Manipulatoridae fam.n.) from the Upper Cretaceous Myanmar Amber

We describe a new extinct lineage Manipulatoridae (new family) of cockroaches from the Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian) amber of Myanmar. Manipulator modificaputis gen. et sp. n. is a morphologically unique extinct cockroach that represents the first (of a total of 29 known worldwide) cockroach family reported exclusively from the Myanmar amber. This family represents an early …

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