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Microscope allows gentle, continuous imaging of light-sensitive corals

Many corals are sensitive to bright light, so capturing their dynamics with traditional microscopes is a challenge. To work around their photosensitivity, researchers developed a custom light-sheet microscope (the L-SPI) that allows gentle, non-invasive observation of corals and their polyps in detail over eight continuous hours, at high resolution.

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Microscope allows gentle, continuous imaging of light-sensitive corals

Many corals are sensitive to bright light, so capturing their dynamics with traditional microscopes is a challenge. To work around their photosensitivity, researchers developed a custom light-sheet microscope (the L-SPI) that allows gentle, non-invasive observation of corals and their polyps in detail over eight continuous hours, at high resolution.

Official-looking ‘historical plaques’ in New England towns draw attention to global warming – Yale Climate Connections

(Photo credit: Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University) If you time-travel 100 years into the future, what will your town look like? How will climate change have affected it? That’s what artist and Northeastern University professor Thomas Starr asked when creating his recent…

Jury Convicts Extinction Rebellion Activists Over Train Glue Protest

Three Extinction Rebellion activists who glued themselves to a train have been found guilty of obstructing the railway. Cathy Eastburn, Mark Ovland and Luke Watson were charged after a protest halted Docklands Light Railway services at Canary Wharf station on…

Nikon Small World video winners prove small is truly is beautiful

[embedded content] If you know anything about nature, you know that its beauty exists in all shapes and sizes. That’s the premise behind Nikon’s Small World in Motion competition. 2019 marks the ninth year artists and scientists have submitted video…

Biologists track the invasion of herbicide-resistant weeds into southwestern Ontario

(University of Toronto) A team led by biologists from the University of Toronto have identified the ways in which herbicide-resistant strains of the invasive common waterhemp weed have emerged in fields of soy and corn in southwestern Ontario. The resistance, first detected in 2010, spread thanks to two mechanisms: either pollen and seeds of resistant plants were physically dispersed by wind, water and other means, or resistance appeared through the spontaneous emergence of mutations that then spread.