The Hidden World of Millipede Sex
The Hidden World of Millipede Sex
Researchers use advanced imaging techniques to see what happens when a male and a female mate.
The Hidden World of Millipede Sex
The Hidden World of Millipede Sex

Researchers use advanced imaging techniques to see what happens when a male and a female mate.

Researchers use advanced imaging techniques to see what happens when a male and a female mate.

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Ideal Patients, 1896–Present
Ideal Patients, 1896–Present
Amy Schleunes | Apr 1, 2020
Advances in imaging technology over the last century have allowed increasingly sophisticated glimpses into the ancient processes of mummification.
Image of the Day: Coronavirus in 3D
Image of the Day: Coronavirus in 3D
Amy Schleunes | Mar 25, 2020
At Bessy II, a synchrotron radiation facility in Berlin, scientists use X-rays to study the structure of SARS-CoV-2.
Image of the Day: Star Scans
Image of the Day: Star Scans
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 30, 2019
CT scans illuminate the structure of sea stars.
Image of the Day: Guess Whose Leg  
Image of the Day: Guess Whose Leg  
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 8, 2017
Scientists have developed a computer tomography device capable of visualizing objects at nanoscale. 
Atomic-Scale 3-D Images Help Unravel the Mysteries Of Photosynthesis
Atomic-Scale 3-D Images Help Unravel the Mysteries Of Photosynthesis
Joshua A. Krisch | Nov 21, 2016
An X-ray laser technique allows researchers to capture each stage of photosystem II—in vivid detail—at room temperature.
Newborn Dinosaurs
Newborn Dinosaurs
Catherine Offord | Apr 21, 2016
The world’s largest dinosaurs were born with adult-like proportions, possibly allowing them independence at a younger age, scientists show.
Beetle Bomb
Beetle Bomb
Jenny Rood | May 1, 2015
High-speed X-ray video reveals how bombardier beetles control their toxic sprays.
3-D X-Rays Catch Insects in Flight
3-D X-Rays Catch Insects in Flight
Kerry Grens | Mar 26, 2014
Using a new approach, researchers capture the in vivo mechanics of a flying fly.  
Repainting Ancient Birds
Megan Scudellari | Jul 1, 2011
Using synchrotron rapid scanning X-ray fluorescence to map the distribution of trace metals in avian fossils over 120 million-year-old, researchers reconstruct the pigment patterns of their feathers—revealing some of the extinct birds' long-lost colors.