Each month, we’re bringing you the latest news in microscopy, from life sciences to materials science, semiconductor and more. To get future posts delivered straight to your inbox, subscribe to Accelerating Microscopy. Keep reading to discover what happened this month:
TAG Heuer’s radical new way to make watches? Growing carbon nanotubes
WIRED | June 22
Step inside the Swiss watch company’s headquarters to discover how it has cooked up a remarkable method to grow its own hairsprings, the tiny spiral powerhouse at the heart of any great watch.
A Titan Krios is coming to CU Boulder
CU Boulder Today | June 20
Our cryo-electron microscope, which can reveal intricate cellular architecture in stunning ultra-high 3D resolution, will land at the University of Colorado Boulder later this month. It will the first of its kind to be housed in the state.
Viral Strains that Cause “Stomach Flu” Don’t All Look Alike
Howard Hughes Medical Institute | June 11
A new structural analysis of four norovirus strains reveals that the virus’s shell varies in size and molecular arrangement. This surprise finding could help scientists develop new vaccines.
Monash physicist receives top science recognition
MIRAGE News | May 29
The Australian Academy of Science announced internationally renowned Monash University physicist Professor Joanne Etheridge, Director Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy and Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, is one of 22 distinguished Australian scientists elected as new Fellows to the Academy.
Unveiling how the genome has condensed itself inside the virus
Phys.org | May 29
Scientists at the University of Helsinki, working in collaboration with the University of Oxford, have deciphered for the first time how a virus genome is condensed inside the capsid of a virus.
Lauren Shaber is a senior communications lead at Thermo Fisher Scientific.