Sketch of Electron Microscope Design
15 Mar 2013 - 09:13
A skilled artist, Shintake’s often works the old-fashioned way, with pen and paper, in the initial stages of a project’s design. This is one of his first drawings of the his eletron microscope design...
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Sketch of Propeller Design
15 Mar 2013 - 09:13
A skilled artist, Shintake’s often works the old-fashioned way, with pen and paper, in the initial stages of a project’s design. This is one of his first drawings of the test model for the Sea Horse...
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The Double-Slit Experiment
22 Jan 2013 - 16:46
By shooting an electron at a wall with two slits positioned in front of a screen, physicists found that matter can exhibit the characteristics of a wave in one case and a particle in another. If the...
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Quantum Cherry Blossom Tree
22 Jan 2013 - 16:39
Chlorophyll pigment molecules pass energy from a photon until it reaches a special molecule of chlorophyll -- the reaction center. Photosynthesis' efficiency may be due to the photon energy's...
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Cooling and Studying Rubidium Atoms - Drawing by Vanessa Schipani
30 Nov 2012 - 16:08
Members of the Light Matter-Interactions Unit use lasers to slow down and cool Rubidium atoms. When an atom slows down, its temperature also decreases. Using this laser cooling method, they are able...
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Light Around a Hollow Sphere - Drawing by Vanessa Schipani
30 Nov 2012 - 16:07
Using a hollow sphere filled with water and light leaking out of an optical nanofiber, members of the Light-Matter Interactions Unit hope to develop biosensors that can detect minute levels of...
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Dendritic spine
8 Aug 2012 - 16:53
A schematic showing how calcium can activate both the enzyme PKC and a feedback loop of other chemical processes within the spine that magnify and extend the calcium signal. PKC in turn causes...
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Serotonin experiment illustration
30 Jul 2012 - 14:33
Researchers implanted a microdialysis probe into a part of the brain called the dorsal raphe nucleus (DRN), then tested rats’ performance on a waiting test before and after a serotonin-suppressing...
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Female and male Drosophila melanogaster
19 Jul 2012 - 09:43
Female (left) and male (right) Drosophila melanogaster. Image credit: EMBL.
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