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Nobel Laureate and Laser Scientist Dies

By Jef Akst | October 2, 2017

Nicolaas Bloembergen’s research laid the groundwork for the development of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology.

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Image of the Day: Glowing Bacteria On a Chip

By The Scientist Staff | September 1, 2017

Using new nanochip technology, scientists can measure the light emitted by engineered fluorescing bacteria.

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Legacies Left Behind in 2015

By Karen Zusi | December 31, 2015

A look at the contributions of some of the prominent researchers who died this year

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Laser Inventor Dies

By Jenny Rood | January 29, 2015

Charles Townes, Nobel Prize-winning physicist, has passed away at age 99.

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Laser-Guided Cock Block

By Ruth Williams | July 1, 2014

See the experiment that used lasers and optogenetics to alter sexual behavior in Drosophila.

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Next Generation: Neuronal Monkey Bars

By Kerry Grens | September 23, 2011

Three-dimensional scaffolds for growing and guiding neurons are getting smaller and more tailored in design.

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First biological laser

By Tia Ghose | June 14, 2011

Cells that produce laser light may one day zap cancer cells.

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Lasers of a feather light better

By Jef Akst | May 14, 2011

Researchers have developed a new kind of laser that mimics some of the world's most beautiful birds, copying the nanoscale structure of their brightly colored feathers to capture light.

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